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Scientific American Building the Elite Athlete

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Science increasingly informs athletic training, and technology is used every day to maintain and even enhance physical performance. In this volume, Scientific American's top writers present in clear, accessible prose information about present--and future--advances that enhance not only athletic performance, but also the vitality of the rest of the population.

Body, mind, gear, and technique are explored. Specific topics include:

 
Whether science can determine if sports psychology works
How the cellular biology of muscle may explain why a particular athlete wins
What skateboarders do to bend the laws of physics
Why there's concern about a sophisticated new way of cheating - gene doping
 
This highly informative volume provides excellent background on controversial issues in spectator and participatory sports today.

Synopsis:

The science and technology behind advances in athletic performance — and in enhancements to our own physical vitality — in clear, accessible prose, by Scientific American's top writers.

Synopsis:

Science increasingly informs athletic training, and technology is used every day to maintain and even enhance physical performance. In this volume, Scientific American's top writers present in clear, accessible prose information about present--and future--advances that enhance not only athletic performance, but also the vitality of the rest of the population.

Topics include why players keep getting bigger; the search for genes to identify future Olympians; whether science can determine if sports psychology works; how skateboarders bend the laws of physics; and how the cellular biology of muscle helps explain why a particular athlete wins and suggests what future athletes might do to better their odds.

About the Author

Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 150 years. The magazine publishes fifteen foreign-language editions, and has a total of more than 1,000,000 copies in circulation worldwide.

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9781599211169
Author:
Scientific American
Publisher:
Lyons Press
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Scientific American Magazine
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Editors of Scientific American Magazine
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The Editors of Scientific American Magazine
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Editors of Scientific American
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports sciences
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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The science and technology behind advances in athletic performance — and in enhancements to our own physical vitality — in clear, accessible prose, by Scientific American's top writers.
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Science increasingly informs athletic training, and technology is used every day to maintain and even enhance physical performance. In this volume, Scientific American's top writers present in clear, accessible prose information about present--and future--advances that enhance not only athletic performance, but also the vitality of the rest of the population.

Topics include why players keep getting bigger; the search for genes to identify future Olympians; whether science can determine if sports psychology works; how skateboarders bend the laws of physics; and how the cellular biology of muscle helps explain why a particular athlete wins and suggests what future athletes might do to better their odds.

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