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The Science of Bicycle Racing

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Watching a bicycle race is exciting, but have you ever wondered about the science behind the speed? From before riders reach the track until they blaze across the finish line, science plays a key role. Find out about the concepts behind bicycle and track design, aerodynamic clothing and gear, and much more!

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Overview

Watching a bicycle race is exciting, but have you ever wondered about the science behind the speed? From before riders reach the track until they blaze across the finish line, science plays a key role. Find out about the concepts behind bicycle and track design, aerodynamic clothing and gear, and much more!

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School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 3–6—Along with describing selected kinds of events in each type of sport, these profiles mention some performance techniques that improve speed, height, or control as appropriate. Each volume also covers helmets and other safety gear, as well as how recent advances in technology and materials science have created more efficient, responsive vehicles. The physical principles involved in the design of those vehicles and on display in various moves and feats also get once-overs. Small action photos, many with explanatory labels added, break the blocks of text into easily digestible units while adding plenty of visual energy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476551920
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Pages: 48
  • Lexile: NC1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Slade is the author of 100 books for children, including many titles on science topics. Suzanne holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and has worked on Delta IV rockets and car braking systems before beginning her writing career. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.
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