High-Tech Olympics

High-Tech Olympics

by Nick Hunter
     
 

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High-Tech Olympics focuses on the new technologies used in sport today and how they are being used to help train world-class athletes. It also includes diagrams to illustrate how technology has been used to develop state-of-the art sports equipment and an Olympic records table to show how Olympic records have changed and some technological reasons why these may

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High-Tech Olympics focuses on the new technologies used in sport today and how they are being used to help train world-class athletes. It also includes diagrams to illustrate how technology has been used to develop state-of-the art sports equipment and an Olympic records table to show how Olympic records have changed and some technological reasons why these may have changed.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
A part of "The Olympics" series, this fact-filled volume introduces the young reader to the impact that modern technology has made on the Olympic Games. Better equipment enables athletes to perform better. However, sometimes the improvement was too great. Lightweight javelins were thrown too far and might injure spectators, so a change was made in the javelin. High-tech swim suits in 2008 enabled swimmers to break twenty-five records so those suits can no longer be worn. Positive impacts include new technologies to aid athletes participating in the Paralympics and more exact timepieces for record keeping. Other examples will fascinate readers old and young alike. A chart comparing records for Olympic events now and in the past clearly presents changes due to technology. Brightly colored fact boxes and color photographs along with charts and maps give a brief view of the Olympics through the years. Words appearing in bold print are defined in the glossary. A list of books and websites for further information and an index are included. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410941275
Publisher:
Heinemann/Raintree
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
The Olympics
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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