Beauty and powerthats what makes figure skating so special. Skaters perform incredible leaps and turns, combining the elegance of dance with the power of gymnastics. No wonder figure skating is one of the most popular sports at the Winter Olympics. This wonderful book will explain how skaters train, and what they do to achieve their fantastic jumps and spins. It will show you what to look for in a performance and profile some of the many figure skaters who have become global celebrities.
Dirt bike racing, bungee jumping, paragliding, skateboarding. Cheese rolling, extreme ironing and going over Niagra Falls in a barrel (yes, really!). There's all kinds of crazy and not-so-crazy extreme sports.Here's your chance to get the facts.It's OK doing extreme sports when you want to, but what about when you HAVE TO -- to survive Read "The Climb" and find out.Finally use the Word Check to make sure you know your kitesurfing from your skysurfing.
Could you eat 17 pounds of cow brains? Could you pull a truck with just a rope? Could you eat an airplane? Or walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope? Maybe not. But inside this book you'll read about people who did all of these things. Then read the story Feat Of Endurance and discover how some people will do anything just to be famous.
How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.
Bret, Marty, Dwight, and the other members of the Dodgers Little League baseball team are angry and want to get even with their arch rivals, the Pirates.
Goop Gopherman, who has just won the Cy Young award for baseball pitching, confesses to his teammates and reporters how he became a star pitcher in the seventh grade, with a little luck and hard work, and the use of a secret invention.
When Jared's starting soccer position is threatened by a new player, will he get his act together in time to save his reputation as top scorer?
While playing a soccer video game, Renny finds himself suddenly transported to a World Cup practice field, where someone is trying to sabotage the U.S. team. How can Renny help find who is to blame before disaster strikes the team?
After Carlos and his family move from the Dominican Republic to Chicago, Carlos finds himself missing his old friends and country, but a meeting with his hero, Sammy Sosa, changes his life forever.
David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.
While racing her dogs in the Iditarod, Kara proves that the greatest win is something other than having her team come in first.
Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of nine athletes who have battled illness, accidents, and other disasters on their way to success in their sports, including Lance Armstrong, Gail Devers, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.
Describes some of the greatest moments in the history of the Olympic games, including record-breaking performances, unexpected victories, and inspirational performances by athletes struggling against difficult odds.
Describes the history, equipment, techniques, types, and safety factors of in-line skating.
White-water adventure stories offer an introduction to the sport of kayaking.
Provides factual information about climbing Mt. McKinley based on the fictional story of a sixteen-year-old boy and his adventure climbing the tallest mountain in North America.
From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.
Experience the author's personal account of a daring climb after first reading about climbing basics, safety, and famous climbers.
Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.
Meet eight of the greatest teams in sports history--some underdogs, some powerhouses--all working together to win.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.
Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.
Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginnings in ancient Greece through the present day modern Olympics.