Super gear : nanotechnology and sports team up

by Swanson, Jennifer,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 688.7 SWANS
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 688.7 SWANS
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 688.7 SW2
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 688.7 SW2
South Park Library Juvenile j688.76 SWA
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Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j688.76 SWA
Cutting-edge science; high-performance sports

How are the sports played by Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt related? Nanotechnology!

Take a close-up look at sports and nanotechnology, the cutting-edge science that manipulates objects at the atomic level. Nanotechnology is used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and more. It is changing the face of sports as we know it.

Back matter includes a glossary, bibliography, list of resources, and index.

Perfect for 2016 Summer Olympics displays and celebrations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Colorfully illustrated by photos, this book introduces the science of the very small as applied to sports equipment and clothing. While nanotechnology is discussed at length in the first chapter, readers may come away with a rather fuzzy idea of what a nanoparticle actually is. Still, the book provides plenty of intriguing facts about how the technology is changing sports equipment, from racing bikes to football helmets. One chapter considers how suits made of nanomaterials can lessen the effect of drag on swimmers and speed skaters. Another explores nanotechnology as applied to baseball bats, tennis rackets, and golf clubs. A third chapter looks at nanotech changes to runners' shoes, inside and out. Though the presentation of information about new, nano-improved sports equipment and clothing is largely positive, Swanson also discusses whether the use of nanotechnology has changed sports for the better. Only in a sidebar does she raise the broader question of safety concerns in a very general paragraph suggesting that more study is needed. An up-to-date look at the intersection of technology and sports.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sports -- Technological innovations.
Sporting goods.
Performance technology.
Sports sciences.
Publisher Watertown, MA :2016
Language English
Description vii, 72 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-69) and index.
ISBN 9781580897204
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