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Why a Curveball Curves: The Incredible Science of Sports (Popular Mechanics)

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Sports. They get our blood pumping and our hearts racing. Fans scream and cheer as their favorite athletes run, throw, pedal, dive, or swing their way to victory. But what makes an athlete successful? Why do some players excel when others fall behind?

In Why a Curveball Curves, the experts at Popular Mechanics, along with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the science behind sports. Fluid dynamics, biomechanics, and technology determine everything from speed in cycling to protection in football to performance measurement in all sports. This book is designed for both the player and the fan, helping athletes become better-prepared and giving enthusiasts a more complete understanding and appreciation of competition. The issues discussed range from Tigerand#8217;s swing to Lanceand#8217;s legs, from gene doping to the physics of why a seemingly straight kick curves drastically just before its targetand#151;in other words, how to bend it like Beckhamand#151;plus so much more.and#160;

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Sports. They get our blood pumping and our hearts racing. Fans scream and cheer as their favorite athletes run, throw, pedal, dive, or swing their way to victory. But what makes an athlete successful? Why do some players excel when others fall behind?In Why a Curveball Curves, the experts at Popular Mechanics, along with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the science behind sports. Fluid dynamics, biomechanics, and technology determine everything from speed in cycling to protection in football to performance measurement in all sports. This book is designed for both the player and the fan, helping athletes become better-prepared and giving enthusiasts a more complete understanding and appreciation of competition. The issues discussed range from Tiger's swing to Lance's legs, from gene doping to the physics of why a seemingly straight kick curves drastically just before its target--in other words, how to bend it like Beckham--plus so much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588167941
Author:
Vizard, Frank
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Foreword by:
Lipsyte, Robert
Foreword:
Lipsyte, Robert
Author:
Lipsyte, Robert
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Sports Psychology
Subject:
STUDY AIDS - SPARKCHARTS
Subject:
Sports Science
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Subject:
ORGANIZERS/ENGMT CALENDARS - TRANSPORT ENGMT
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Popular Mechanics
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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Product details 224 pages Hearst Books - English 9781588167941 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sports. They get our blood pumping and our hearts racing. Fans scream and cheer as their favorite athletes run, throw, pedal, dive, or swing their way to victory. But what makes an athlete successful? Why do some players excel when others fall behind?In Why a Curveball Curves, the experts at Popular Mechanics, along with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the science behind sports. Fluid dynamics, biomechanics, and technology determine everything from speed in cycling to protection in football to performance measurement in all sports. This book is designed for both the player and the fan, helping athletes become better-prepared and giving enthusiasts a more complete understanding and appreciation of competition. The issues discussed range from Tiger's swing to Lance's legs, from gene doping to the physics of why a seemingly straight kick curves drastically just before its target--in other words, how to bend it like Beckham--plus so much more.
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