Schottenbauer Publishing

Friday, January 17, 2014

Celebrating the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!

Schottenbauer Publishing is celebrating the 2014 Winter Olympics with a flurry of publications on the science of sports!  By the end of February, the following science lab manuals containing graphs and data are expected, in both English and German translation:
  • The Science of Snow Sports, Volumes 1-2
  • Glide, Spin, & Jump!:  The Science of Ice Skating, Volumes 2-8
  • Stretch, Hold, Move, & Leap!  The Science of Yoga, Pilates, & Ballet, Volumes 2-3
  • Lift, Step, & Cycle:  The Science of Exercise Equipment, Volumes 2-3
  • Walk, Jog, & Run!  The Science of Athletic Training, Volumes 2-3
  • The Science of Hockey, Volumes 1-2 [Field, Street, & Ice Hockey]
  • The Science of Gymnastics, Volumes 1-2

In the book series listed above, the first volumes contain data on force, velocity, acceleration, gravity, and friction.  The second volumes include biometric data, including measurement of joint angles with a goniometer, electrical activity of the heart (EKG) and muscles (EMG), blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate, and lung capacity. Third volumes in these series, where available, include graphical dot analyses of movements during common motions in each sport.

Short summaries of each book are provided are provided on the Schottenbauer Publishing Blog under Science Education.  Selected free samples are available from Schottenbauer Publishing, and previews are available on Amazon and YouTube.

Other science lab manuals also expected in February include:
  • Soar!  The Science of Flight, Volume 2  
  • How Do You Play That Thingamabob?:  The Science of Music Performance, Volume 2
  • The Science of Marbles: Volume 2
  • The Science of Toys: Volumes 1 & 2 (Blocks & Dominoes)
  • Gravity, Springs, and Collisions: Graphs from Classical Physics Experiments for Independent Study & Homeschool, Volume 2
  • Electricity and Magnetism: Graphs for Independent Study & Homeschool, Volume 1
  • Heat, Energy, & Lightbulbs: The Science of Energy Efficiency, Volume 3 (Alternative Energy)

Complementing the science lab manual series, "The Geometry of Winter Olympic Sports" and "The Geometry of Figure Skating" are available from the same vendors as the science lab manuals. These books are part of a larger series which also include books on the geometry of gymnastics, yoga, and ballet.

Vendor Information
Retail & Wholesale: CreateSpace
Discount Retail: Amazon