Running can encompass the absolute extremes of human performance, from speed to endurance. Running Science uncovers the fundamental science that underpins this ubiquitous sport, bringing together the study of biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, health and injury prevention, and the technical development of shoes and running surfaces: it's a complete reference.
The human body is a machine that is designed to run--and every machine needs a manual. Explore the mechanics and physiology of every stride and reveal the new sports science that will take you from slow to pro. Science of Running goes further than any other running book to interrogate the anatomy and physiology of the runner, showing how running involves and affects every system in the body--including the effect of oxygen on the muscles. The book breaks down the runner's stride scientifically, showing what's going on under the skin at every stage of the running cycle, highlighting common injury risks based on a runner's natural gait, and showing how to correct them. Takes a head-to-toe approach to 30 key exercises for runners, annotating the muscles, ligaments, and joints involved and showing how to perfect precision in those exercises to optimize their benefits. Running is a dynamic discipline, so CGI illustrations employ a ghosting visual effect to show the movement of the body, and color-coding highlights how the muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints stretch and relax in motion. The book looks at the science behind nutrition and hydration and includes custom 360 training programs based on hard science--for morning joggers, 10K-ers, and marathon masters. Science of Running answers all your running-related questions, from what's going on in your lungs during a sprint to the science behind the legendary "runner's high." Learn how to run faster, further, and for longer--scientifically.
A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.
Current environmental problems and technological risks are a challenge for a new institutional arrangement of the value spheres of Science, Politics and Morality. Distinguished authors from different European countries and America provide a cross-disciplinary perspective on the problems of political decision making under the conditions of scientific uncertainty. cases from biotechnology and the environmental sciences are discussed. The papers collected for this volume address the following themes: (i) controversies about risks and political decision making; (ii) concepts of science for policy; (iii) the use of social science in the policy making process; (iv) ethical problems with developments in science and technology; (v) public and state interests in the development and control of technology.
Science by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
The pressure to be seen to be making cuts across the public sector is threatening to undermine both the Government's good record on investment in science and the economic recovery. Whilst the contribution of a strong domestic science base is widely acknowledged, methodological problems with quantifying its precise value to the economy mean that it is in danger of losing out in Whitehall negotiations. Scientists are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the impact of their work and there is concern that areas without immediate technology applications are being undervalued. The Committee believes the Government faced a strategic choice: invest in areas with the greatest potential to influence and improve other areas of spending, or make cuts of little significance now, but that will have a devastating effect upon British science and the economy in the years to come.
This book presents fundamental contributions to computer science as written and recounted by those who made the contributions themselves. As such, it is a highly original approach to a OC living historyOCO of the field of computer science. The scope of the book is broad in that it covers all aspects of computer science, going from the theory of computation, the theory of programming, and the theory of computer system performance, all the way to computer hardware and to major numerical applications of computers.
The realms of biochemistry, nutrition, physiology and psychology are made accessible to the athlete in a text which has been written for anyone wishing information on the scientific basis of athletic training and performance. The authors have produced an up-to-date and readily comprehensible work that should appeal to athletes at any stage of their careers, as well as coaches and physicians. It is also intended to help students of sports science, in particular those who do not have a strong background in science. Features include high carbohydrate recipe suggestions for athletes, practical training schedules and a comprehensive bibliography.
This title in the acclaimed Handbook of Sports Medicine and Sports Science provides a clearly presented 'one-stop' source of information on all aspects of the sport. The nutritional and training strategies in the book are aimed at improving a runner's performance, while the section on the medical care of the runner will help prevent injuries and aid in the correct diagnosis and management of basic athletic trauma. The text contains contributions from a team of world leaders in their respective fields to provide a truly international perspective on this sporting specialty.