DRAWN TO RACING: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS THE ASPHALT by Jeffery ThompsonDRAWN TO RACING: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS THE ASPHALT by Jeffery Thompson

DRAWN TO RACING: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS THE ASPHALT

byJeffery Thompson, Beverly Simmons

Hardcover | October 14, 2016

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The illustrated story of how America's love affair with cars, shaped its cities, its transportation systems and the ever-changing sport of racing.

Cars quickly became the rage, not just in the US but the entire industrialized world.  It is estimated that in 1895 there were fewer than 400 cars in the whole of the continental US, ten years later, 1905, there were more than 400 car companies making some sort of motorized vehicle, the vast majority of which were simply awful:  little more than motorized wagons running on oversized bicycle wheels. 

Racing probably began as soon as the second humanoid could walk upright, and we’ve been at it ever since; however, science and mathematics in modern times have improved the drama significantly. 

 

Title:DRAWN TO RACING: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS THE ASPHALTFormat:HardcoverDimensions:122 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 14, 2016Publisher:Partners in STEMLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942357001

ISBN - 13:9781942357001

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Table of ContentsTable of Contents ................................................................................................... 1Part 1. Who Invented this Racing Game? .............................................................. 2Chapter 1: STEAM "Back Then" ...................................................................... 3Chapter 2: Up Until Now... ............................................................................. 7Chapter 3...and on to Tomorrow ................................................................... 15Part 2: Where Science Meets The Asphalt ........................................................... 21Chapter 4: Kepler Explains Darlington .......................................................... 23Chapter 5: Doin' the Pocono Pretzel ........................................................... 29Chapter 6: Land of the Damn Yankees ......................................................... 35Chapter 7: Dover Monster Mile ................................................................... 41Chapter 8: From Michigan to Sonoma and Back .......................................... 49Chapter 9: Road Trip ...to Sonoma and Back ................................................ 55Chapter 10: Pax de Deux at Talladega and Daytona ..................................... 61Chapter 11: Sun, Sand and POWER! ............................................................. 67PART 3: Developing the A in STEAM On Track and In The Classroom .................. 81Chapter 12: The NASCAR Marketing and PR Machine .................................. 83SKETCHBOOK ....................................................................................................... 87PART 4: RACING TO SCALE with Ten80 ................................................................. 96Chapter 13: Modeling the Experience with a STEAM Perspective ................ 98HOW TO WATCH A NASCAR RACE .............................................................. 100Ten80 National STEM League: Student Racing Challenge........................... 103Author's Note ............................................................................................. 105