Why a Curveball Curves: The Incredible Science of Sports [EPUB]
26 July 2014, 09:01
2014 | EPUB | 2.39MB
An absorbing and enlightening inside look at sports secrets—now in an updated and expanded edition! What makes an athlete successful? Why do some players excel? In this new, expanded edition, the experts at Popular Mechanics, along with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the science behind everything from the perfect curveball and Phelps's kick to gene doping.
There's great new coverage on the recent doping scandals that rocked the Tour de France, as well as a new chapter on lacrosse, and the clear, understandable explanations come from people who really love their game. You'll even learn how to bend it like Beckham—or at least how Beckham did it. This book is for both the player and the fan, helping athletes become better prepared and giving enthusiasts a more complete appreciation of the subtle nuances of competition.
Life in the Hotel: Hotel History [EPUB]
24 July 2014, 06:23
2014 | EPUB | 2.49MB
Over 100 years of life in a Hotel. In 1900 The Chamberlins moved to "Cody", a town with few buildings and very few people. Agnes Chamberlin started a boarding house in 1904, later expanded into Hotel Chamberlin. Her ideas filled with interesting challenges, were usually quite successful. She gave her Homestead land to the City in 1935 to enlarge the Airport. In 1939 Agnes sold to George and Hattie Edwards. It was renamed Pawnee Hotel in 1941. In 1974 Edwards sold to Jo Jean DeHony. Jo Jean remodeled and operated the Pawnee Hotel for more than 31 years and sold it in 2005.
The Psychology of the Simpsons: D'oh [EPUB]
24 July 2014, 05:45
2009 | EPUB + MOBI | 0.54/0.67MB
Psychologists turn their attention to The Simpsons, one of America’s most popular and beloved shows, in these essays that explore the function and dysfunctions of the show’s characters. Designed to appeal to both fans of the show and students of psychology, this unique blend of science and pop culture consists of essays by professional psychologists drawn from schools and clinical practices across the country.
Each essay is designed to be accessible, thoughtful, and entertaining, while providing the reader with insights into both The Simpsons and the latest in psychological thought. Every major area of psychology is covered, from clinical psychology and cognition to abnormal and evolutionary psychology, while fresh views on eclectic show topics such as gambling addiction, Pavlovian conditioning, family therapy, and lobotomies are explored.