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The Fastest Show On Earth

Author : Chicane
ISBN : 9781472110527
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the quest for ultimate speed, Formula One combines human drama, cutting-edge technological innovation and high-stakes finance in a thrilling global circus watched by half a billion avid fans. The Fastest Show on Earth brings the FIA Formula One World Championship vividly to life for everyone from first-time race-goers to avid fans wanting to delve even further into the Fastest Show on Earth. Experts from within the industry share their insights into the effect that recent revolutionary changes to regulations have had on engines, tyres, brakes, aerodynamics, fuel, safety and the use of data in a whole new era of racing. Races, rule changes and drivers are brought up to date in a comprehensive guide to the world's most viewed sport. This book is a superb technical guide, including circuit diagrams, team histories, driver profiles and a comprehensive glossary that offers fascinating insights into the inner workings of a world that offers everything from tragedy to thrilling triumph. From the cut-throat intrigue of the Piranha Club to the unsung heroism of pit lane, every aspect of Formula One is covered in compelling detail. Much more than just a sport and far more than a business, Formula One is a world of larger-than-life personalities and razor-sharp business people. The book also offers a window into the new Liberty Media regime and what the future may hold for the sport under new ownership. This extensive guide includes the official FIA circuit diagrams, team histories, driver profiles, circuit facts, technical braking profiles, a special section on the history of Formula One in the US and the most comprehensive glossary of Formula One terms ever compiled.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Greatest Show On Earth

Author : Richard Dawkins
ISBN : 1416597786
Genre : Science
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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth. "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to "teach the controversy" behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence—from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics—to make the airtight case that "we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection." His unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument, exposing the absurdities of the creationist position, into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a master’s vision of life, in all its splendor.
Category: Science

The Fastest Game In The World

Author : Bruce Berglund
ISBN : 9780520303737
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Played on frozen ponds in cold northern lands, hockey seemed an especially unlikely game to gain a global following. But from its beginnings in the nineteenth century, the sport has drawn from different cultures and crossed boundaries--between Canada and the United States, across the Atlantic, and among different regions of Europe. It has been a political flashpoint within countries and internationally. And it has given rise to far-reaching cultural changes and firmly held traditions. The Fastest Game in the World is a global history of a global sport, drawing upon research conducted around the world in a variety of languages. From Canadian prairies to Swiss mountain resorts, Soviet housing blocks to American suburbs, Bruce Berglund takes readers on an international tour, seamlessly weaving in hockey's local, national, and international trends. Written in a lively style with wide-ranging breadth and attention to telling detail, The Fastest Game in the World will thrill both the lifelong fan and anyone who is curious about how games intertwine with politics, economics, and culture.

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

The Fastest Pet On Earth

Author : J. E. Bright
ISBN : 1404862641
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Wonder Woman's steed, Jumpa the kangaroo-like kanga, must protect a newborn golden tortoise from Chauncey the cheetah.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Gravest Show On Earth

Author : Elinor Burkett
ISBN : 0395745373
Genre : Political Science
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An investigative journalist goes beyond the face of AIDS to provide a critical social commentary on how greed, ignorance, and egotism are hampering a nation's struggle against a continuing deadly plague. National ad/promo. Tour.
Category: Political Science

America S Important Neighbors

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 0635002620
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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New trade agreements, immigration, the melding of cultures, a probable new 'friendly' relationship with Cuba all affect students Here & Now. Unlock the mysteries beneath Mexico's ancient pyramids! Take a trip back in time to the first Canadian hockey, or the first Cuban baseball game! Kids will learn about the impact that Canada, Cuba and Mexico have had on the United States and vice-versa. This book helps demonstrate the importance of good international relations while dealing with trade, tourism, history, sports and other cultural aspects of Canada, Cuba and Mexico. This book is crammed full of reproducible activities that make learning fun. The activities that make learning fun. The activities help kids learn by using creative writing, reading comprehension, math, puzzles and more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Fastest Boy In The World

Author : Elizabeth Laird
ISBN : 9781447267324
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. When his grandfather announces that he's going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. A trip to the capital? It's unfathomable. Solomon's joy is increased when he realizes that the Ethiopian running team will be doing a victory parade through the city that day. Maybe he'll get a glimpse of Haile Gebrselassie or Derartu Tulu?! But Solomon's grandfather has other plans. As Solomon follows him through the big, overwhelming streets, he learns something he cannot believe. The strict old man is a war hero who once risked his life to save a friend and has been in hiding ever since. When grandfather collapses, Solomon knows that getting help from his village is up to him. It's a twenty-mile run from the city to home, and grandfather's life hangs in the balance. Can the small bare-footed runner with the big heart do it? Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird is the inspiring story of a small Ethiopian runner with a very big heart.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

New Scientist

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ISBN : UOM:39015038757335
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

The Economist

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ISBN : UIUC:30112037664791
Genre : Commerce
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Category: Commerce


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ISBN : UIUC:30112107822410
Genre : Commonwealth countries
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Category: Commonwealth countries

School Library Journal

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ISBN : PSU:000054862364
Genre : Children's libraries
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Category: Children's libraries

From Finish To Start

Author : Phil Barber
ISBN : 1591870305
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the typical events that occur between races for a NASCAR team, including a post-race inspection and transporting the car to the next racetrack.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Starting Line

Author : James Buckley, Jr.
ISBN : 1591870348
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at the ups and downs of a professional driver, Jimmie Johnson, during his rookie year on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing circuit.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Earning A Ride

Author : Bob Woods
ISBN : 1591870283
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the education, experience, and qualifications needed to become a driver on the NASCAR circuit.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fantastic Finishes

Author : Jim Gigliotti
ISBN : 1591870291
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Reviews several NASCAR races that are memorable for the drivers, the competitiveness, and/or the tactical maneuvering that made them exciting.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction