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Newton S Football

Author : Allen St. John
ISBN : 9780345545152
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the bestselling tradition of Freakonomics and Scorecasting comes a clever and accessible look at the big ideas underlying the science of football. Did you hear the one about the MacArthur genius physicist and the NFL coach? It’s not a joke. It’s actually an innovative way to understand chaos theory, and the remarkable complexity of modern professional football. In Newton’s Football, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Allen St. John and TED Speaker and former Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez explore the unexpected science behind America’s Game. Whether it’s Jerry Rice finding the common ground between quantum physics and the West Coast offense or an Ivy League biologist explaining—at a granular level—exactly how a Big Mac morphs into an outside linebacker, Newton’s Football illuminates football—and science—through funny, insightful stories told by some of the world’s sharpest minds. With a clear-eyed empirical approach—and an exuberant affection for the game—St. John and Ramirez address topics that have long beguiled scientists and football fans alike, including: • the unlikely evolution of the football (or, as they put it, “The Divinely Random Bounce of the Prolate Spheroid”) • what Vince Lombardi has in common with Isaac Newton • how the hardwired behavior of monkeys can explain a head coach’s reluctance to go for it on fourth-down • why a gruesome elevator accident jump-started the evolution of placekicking • how Teddy Roosevelt saved football using the same behavioral science concept that Dreamworks would use to save Shrek • why woodpeckers don’t get concussions • how better helmets actually made the game more dangerous Every Sunday the NFL shares a secret with only its savviest fans: The game isn’t just a clash of bodies, it’s a clash of ideas. The greatest minds in football have always possessed an instinctual grasp of science, understanding the big ideas and gritty realities that inform the game’s rich past, as well as its increasingly uncertain future. Blending smart reporting, counterintuitive creativity, and compelling narrative, Newton’s Football takes gridiron analysis to the next level, giving fans a book that entertains, enlightens, and explains the game anew. Praise for Newton’s Football “It was with great interest that I read Newton’s Football. I’m a fan of applying of science to sport and Newton’s Football truly delivers. The stories are as engaging as they are informative. This is a great read for all football fans.”—Mark Cuban “A delightfully improbable book putting science nerds and sports fans on the same page.”—Booklist “This breezily-written but informative book should pique the interest of any serious football fan in the twenty-first century.”—The American Spectator “The authors have done a worthy job of combining popular science and sports into a work that features enough expertise on each topic to satisfy nerds and jocks alike. . . . The writers succeed in their task thanks to in-depth scientific knowledge, a wonderful grasp of football’s past and present, interviews with a wide array of experts, and witty prose. . . . [Newton’s Football is] fun and thought-provoking, proving that football is a mind game as much as it is a ball game.”—Publishers Weekly
Category: Sports & Recreation

Uncle John S Bathroom Reader Plunges Into The Universe

Author : Bathroom Readers' Institute
ISBN : 9781607106821
Genre : Humor
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Follow up to the best-selling first single topic bathroom reader, Plunges into History, now in its 3rd printing, rated number 1 at Sam's Clubs. Offer a second single topic reader on another broad popular topic. Plunges into the Universe is your anecdote to boring science text books. Uncle John and his loony lab partners will take you back to the Big Bang and forward to the distant future. You’ll see the science in everything around (and inside) you, and learn the truth about the most egregious science myths (such as--you can’t “sweat like a pig” because pigs don’t sweat). How many amazing facts await your visual cortex in these 494 pages made up of atoms (print version) or bits and bytes (e-book)? As Carl Sagan would have said, “Billions and Billions!” So put on your thinking cap and check out… * Pluto denied * Kitchen chemistry * Football gets physics-al * Planet Earth’s sudden hot flashes * Food’s incredible journey…through you * The science of surfing, skating, and snowboarding * How they plugged the hole in the ozone layer * How “defenseless” animals stay alive * Sci-fi that’s more fi than sci * Ancient astronomers * Know your clouds And much, much more!
Category: Humor

Cam Newton

Author : Jackie Friedman Stanmyre
ISBN : 9781502628381
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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It took a while for Cam Newton to establish himself as a star quarterback, but when his time came he really shined. The Georgia native spent two years at the University of Florida playing behind Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow before transferring to a junior college, which he led to a national championship. Returning to major college football, he led undefeated Auburn to a national title. He was then chosen first overall in the National Football League draft by the Carolina Panthers. In 2015, he led the Panthers to a franchise-best 15-1 record and a berth in Super Bowl 50. This biography will inspire your readers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cam Newton

Author : Jon M. Fishman
ISBN : 9781512429114
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is one of the biggest stars of the National Football League (NFL). The Panthers chose Cam as the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. He went on to win the 2011 Offensive Rookie of the Year award. In 2015, Cam led Carolina to the best record in the league and a place in Super Bowl 50. Learn more about Cam's journey to NFL stardom.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cam Newton

Author : Marty Gitlin
ISBN : 9781635172027
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces readers to the life and career of football star Cam Newton. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Though The Odds Be Great Or Small

Author : Terry Brennan
ISBN : 9780829451245
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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On November 16, 1957, an unranked Notre Dame football team squared off against the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners. It was supposed to be an easy Sooners win. But despite being 19-point underdogs, the Fighting Irish, guided by their young and tenacious coach Terry Brennan, maneuvered their way to a 7–0 upset, ending the Sooners’ NCAA-record 47-game winning streak. Though the Odds Be Great or Small chronicles the story of legendary coach Terry Brennan, from his days as a player at Notre Dame under Frank Leahy, to his selection as the head coach in 1954, to the high-intensity comeback season of 1957 in which Notre Dame finished in the top 10 overall. This book provides the social, cultural, and athletic context to understand college football before and after 1957—a year that changed how the game was played at Notre Dame for decades. The 1957 season remains one of the most important seasons in Notre Dame football’s storied history. In Though the Odds Be Great or Small, Coach Brennan shares his version of what happened in the trenches and on the sidelines during a time when a college football game had the power to keep an entire country on the edge of its seat.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Newton County Highlights

Author : Neosho Christian Schools
ISBN : 9780595222445
Genre : Social Science
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A brand new history of Newton County with information never before printed as well as selected familiar information. The birth of Newton County is placed in perspective by relating its birth to significant national and state events happening in the same time period. The book deals with Neosho, Seneca, and Granby; contributions made by its black citizens; important businesses and industries; Camp Crowder and the impact of wars on Newton County citizens; law enforcement; hospitals and doctors; and caves and springs of the county. Interviews, archive research, and personal letters provide fresh insights with never-before-published information. Combining new information with unique insights into familiar historical information, this book is a valuable addition to the historical sources dealing with Newton County.
Category: Social Science

Sports Math

Author : Roland B. Minton
ISBN : 9781498706292
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 85.21 MB
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Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports? Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work. From the Author: "The topics covered in Sports Science and Sports Analytics courses vary widely. To use a golfing analogy, writing a book like this is like hitting a drive at a driving range; there are many directions you can go without going out of bounds. At the driving range, I pick out a small target to focus on, and that is what I have done here. I have chosen a sample of topics I find very interesting. Ideally, users of this book will have enough to choose from to suit whichever version of a sports course is being run." "The book is very appealing to teach from as well as to learn from. Students seem to have a growing interest in ways to apply traditionally different areas to solve problems. This, coupled with an enthusiasm for sports, makes Dr. Minton’s book appealing to me."—Kevin Hutson, Furman University
Category: Mathematics

Cam Newton

Author : Therese M. Shea
ISBN : 9780766086647
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Heisman winner Cam Newton became a bonafide NFL star the moment he was selected first in the 2011 draft. But he has been attracting attention for his cannon-like arm since high school. Natural talent did not mean that his journey to the NFL was easy. This compelling biography takes readers through Newton’s journey from aspiring athlete to MVP quarterback. They will learn about what happens in the locker room as well as Newton’s interests off the gridiron. Accessible text is supported by dynamic on-the-field photographs as well as insightful quotes from the Carolina Panther himself.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437123421089
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law

Build It Make It Do It Play It Subject Access To The Best How To Guides For Children And Teens

Author : Catharine Bomhold
ISBN : 9781598843927
Genre : Education
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A valuable, one-stop guide to collection development and finding ideal subject-specific activities and projects for children and teens. • Provides an excellent resource for libraries considering creating makerspaces • Helps educators locate instructions for entertaining and educational program and curricular activities that range from cooking and e-drawing to performing magic tricks, solving puzzles, mask-making, and outdoor games • Utilizes a subject heading organization and indexes multi-topic titles by chapter for ease of use • Supplies plans targeted for distinct age ranges: lower elementary (K–3rd grade), elementary (3rd–6th grade), middle school (6th–9th grade), and high school (9th grade and above) • Includes an appendix containing additional online sources of information that augment the book's content
Category: Education

The Newtonian

Author : Newton Abbot College
ISBN : OXFORD:590720764
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Fake News At Newton High

Author : Amanda Vink
ISBN : 9781725307674
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 78.95 MB
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Power Coder Grace is detailed-oriented. It shows in her coding work as well as in her job as the copyeditor of the school's online newspaper. When a new student journalist submits an article about Coach Jenkins and his star running back Henry Lewis, Grace can tell that something doesn't smell right about the facts. She enlists the help of her fellow Power Coders to fact-check sources and reverse search photographs in the article. Thanks to their tech savvy, fake news doesn't stand a chance at Newton High with the Power Coders.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Jock Mahoney

Author : Gene Freese
ISBN : 9780786476893
Genre : Performing Arts
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Iowa-born Jock Mahoney was an elite athlete and U.S. Marines fighter pilot prior to falling into a film career. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest stuntmen in movie history, having taken leaps and bounds for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and Gregory Peck. One of the first stuntmen to successfully move into acting, he was the popular star of the 1950s television westerns Range Rider and Yancy Derringer and twice played Tarzan on the big screen, presenting a memorable portrayal of an educated, articulate and mature jungle lord true to author Edgar Rice Burroughs' original vision. Filming in real jungles around the world took a physical toll on Mahoney that transformed him from leading man to burly character actor. He had to overcome the effects of a stroke but true to his tough guy nature rose above it to resume his life's many adventures. Mahoney was beloved by fans at conventions and appearances until his untimely demise in 1989 from a stroke-caused motor vehicle accident.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Tim Delaney
ISBN : 9781476623801
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sportsmanship is a broad concept: ethics, fairness, honor and self-control. Some people find it difficult to define what makes a “good sport,” but state “I know one when I see one.” This collection of new essays brings together the work of more than two dozen contributors from around the world who teach sportsmanship in a range of academic disciplines including sociology, psychology, economics, education, kinesiology and applied athletics. Topics include the moral ambiguities of cheating; recreation in prison; ethics and character formation; coaching perspectives; gender; race; and the portrayal of sportsmanship in film. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Big Games

Author : Michael Bradley
ISBN : 9781597974615
Genre : Electronic books
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"Big Games provides readers with an in-depth look at ten of college football's biggest rivalries and what puts them in such rare company"--Page 2 of cover.
Category: Electronic books

Panthers Rising

Author : Scott Fowler
ISBN : 9781633196117
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 2010, the Carolina Panthers hit rock bottom—they were a 2-14 team that had become an NFL joke. But an extraordinary turnaround over the next five years culminated in a 15-1 record in 2015 and a berth in Super Bowl 50. Fueled by charismatic quarterback Cam Newton and a host of other big personalities, the Panthers staked their place in NFL history. Panthers Rising is the inside story of this remarkable turnaround. Author Scott Fowler has covered the Panthers for The Charlotte Observer since the team's inception in 1995. He writes from an insider's perspective about what really led to Newton's rise to NFL Most Valuable Player and the controversies that surrounded the best season the quarterback has ever played. Head coach Ron Rivera, a linebacker on the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears, told his players all season to let their personalities shine through like that squad once did 30 years earlier. Carolina responded with a 14-game winning streak to open the season and an unprecedented run through the NFC playoffs. Based on exclusive interviews with many Panthers stars and Fowler's behind-the-scenes access to the team, Panthers Rising is the inside story of the Panthers' rise to the NFL's elite.
Category: Sports & Recreation