Woods Runner

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb
ISBN: 037585908X
Size: 25.35 MB
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From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.

Teen Talkback With Interactive Booktalks

Author: Lucy Schall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069290X
Size: 12.14 MB
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Covering the genres popular with today's teens—fiction and nonfiction, including poetry and graphic novels—this resource provides 110 great book choices for young adult reading, interactive booktalks, and individual writing activities.

Beginning Postmodernism

Author: Tim Woods
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052118
Size: 10.16 MB
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Beginning Postmodernism offers an introduction to postmodernism across a wide range of subjects. It explores how the debates have emerged from basic philosophical and cultural ideas and developes comparative connections.

Social Issues In Sport

Author: Ron B. Woods
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585556
Size: 25.34 MB
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Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. Author Ronald Woods draws on a lifetime in sport as a participant, observer, fan, teacher, coach, administrator, and critic to explore historical perspectives and complex relationships that have emerged between sport and our modern society. The text’s engaging writing style, full-color design, and ample learning tools keep students engaged. Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, remains grounded in practical application and follows the framework of the previous editions to provide social theories through which students may examine real-world issues. Updated statistical information allows students to analyze trends in participation, popularity, gender, race, and class as they relate to sport. The third edition also features the following enhancements: • New “Applying Social Theory” activities in each chapter that foster an understanding of social theories that ground the subject area • Updated “Activity Time-Out,” “Expert’s View,” “Pop Culture,” and “In the Arena With . . .” sidebars that offer a contemporary context to which students can apply the concepts in the text • Increased emphasis on emerging issues such as sport for development and peace as well as the growing role of electronic media • Updated instructor ancillaries that provide assistance in lecture preparation and give instructors new ways to engage students and reinforce concepts found throughout the text Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, is divided into four parts, maintaining the student-friendly format and accessibility of previous editions. Part I presents the framework for study through defining terms and presenting six crucial social theories that are used throughout the rest of the text. Part II addresses various forms of participation in sport, from spectator to participant, recreational to professional, and explores sport marketing and commercialization, as well as the close relationship between sport and media. In part III, the role of sport programs and player development, from youth to intercollegiate, as well as the crucial role of sport coach and its many responsibilities. Part IV delves into sport and culture, focusing on social classifications and their powerful effects on sport participation. Ancillary materials are available to aid instructors using this text in the classroom. An updated instructor guide includes chapter summaries, student objectives, chapter outlines, and additional student activities. A test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package provide instructors with support for lecture preparation and tools to ensure that students remain engaged. Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, provides the foundations for examining the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society and for studying sport from a critical perspective. The information and many activities used throughout the text invite students to understand and evaluate the sociocultural issues raised by sport and relate these themes to their own lives. Through this in-depth examination of sociocultural issues, students will be able to understand and appreciate the development of sport as a part and reflection of the development of society.

Speedrunner

Author: Pete Magill
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716996
Size: 45.78 MB
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In SpeedRunner, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals his 4-week training plan to make any athlete into a faster runner—no matter the sport, age, gender, experience, or goals. In every sport that includes running, the difference between the best and the rest is tenths of a second. In most team sports like football, soccer, basketball, baseball and in distance running and triathlon—simple leg speed makes champions. By targeting the neuromuscular system and strengthening muscle and connective tissue, Magill’s SpeedRunner program builds speed, strength, agility, coordination, balance, proprioception, and explosive power so athletes can excel. Magill developed his SpeedRunner program over decades of experience coaching athletes of all ages from short sprints to the marathon. He’s led his club to two dozen US National Masters Championships in road running and cross country. As a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year and multiple American and world age-group record holder himself, Magill is proof that his training methods are effective. Over the four weeks of the SpeedRunner program, you’ll focus on faster acceleration, top-end speed, strength, agility, and speed endurance. Magill also offers speed-only training and supplemental sessions to further hone your top-end speed, core musculature, and whole-body strength. The SpeedRunner plans balance training volume and intensity with recovery to ensure rapid, injury-free gains. Bottom line: The ability to run well is a fundamental skill required for success in any sport that includes running. SpeedRunner can transform your running performance.

Urban Energy Systems

Author: James Keirstead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135076316
Size: 53.14 MB
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Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents state-of-the-art techniques for examining urban energy systems as integrated systems of technologies, resources, and people. Case studies include: a history of the evolution of London's urban energy system, from pre-history to present day a history of the growth of district heating and cogeneration in Copenhagen, one of the world's most energy efficient cities an analysis of changing energy consumption and environmental impacts in the Kenyan city of Nakuru over a thirty year period an application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to show how Newcastle-upon-Tyne can reach its 2050 carbon emission targets designing an optimized low-carbon energy system for a new UK eco-town, showing how it would meet ever more stringent emissions targets. For students, researchers, planners, engineers, policymakers and all those looking to make a contribution to urban sustainability.

My Life In Dog Years

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780307538796
Size: 40.85 MB
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Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; Dirk, the grim protector; and Josh, one of the remarkable border collies working on Paulsen's ranch today. My Life in Dog Years is a book for every dog lover and every Paulsen fan--a perfect combination that shows vividly the joy and wisdom that come from growing up with man's best friend. From the Hardcover edition.

The Haymeadow

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0440409233
Size: 21.27 MB
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Fourteen-year-old John comes of age and gains self-reliance during the summer he spends up in the Wyoming mountains tending his father's herd of sheep.

Flat Broke

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 9780375898693
Size: 14.36 MB
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Kevin struggled to overcome his knack for lying in Liar, Liar, and now he's back for another round of mayhem and misunderstandings in this financial comedy of errors. In Kevin, Gary Paulsen has created an appealing teen boy character who is just as human and fallible as his readers. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

The Transall Saga

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307434036
Size: 53.69 MB
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Find yourself in another world in The Transall Saga, the latest adventure from Gary Paulsen: Mark's solo camping trip to the desert begins as any other camping trip, until a mysterious beam of light appears. The trip turns into a terrifying and thrilling adventure when the light beam transports Mark into another time, and what appears to be another planet! Although he is searching for his way back to earth, in the meantime he is forced to make a life in this unknown world. He meets primitive tribes and shares the joy of human bonds, but this end of isolation in the new world also brings war and a struggle for power. From the Hardcover edition.