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How Hockey Works (Paperback) (Keltie Thomas)

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Author Keltie Thomas and illustrator Greg Hall team up to look at hockey in a new way: from the perspective of science. Their book explores the all-important science of explosive moves (the slapshot) and maximizing a player’s chance of scoring; the science of speedy, powerful skating; the puck, stick, mask, and other equipment; the properties of ice and how skating surfaces are maintained; and the science of fitness and healing injuries. How Hockey Works includes personal stories from the inspirational (the stunning careers of Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky) to the hilarious (the puck’s origins as an India rubber ball reshaped by a frustrated rink owner). Informative sidebars, a ?Rules and Regs” section, and a glossary help make any reader an expert on the game. From casual to obsessed every hockey fan can find something in How Hockey Works.
Explains the basics of hockey, from the physical characteristics of ice to the rules and regulations of the game, and includes biographies of great players and the equipment needed for play.
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Hockey
Series Title: How Sports Work
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Keltie Thomas
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2006
TCIN: 11748100
UPC: 9781897066652
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-0545

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