Faster, Higher, Smarter

Faster, Higher, Smarter

Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports

Book - 2016
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Looks at the hard science behind many inventions and improvements in sports. Readers will find out how the introduction of the aluminum bat changed baseball; how a slapshot works, and what's involved in bending a ball like Beckham. It also covers the history of such milestones as the introduction of diversity, disabled athletes, and women in sport.
Publisher: ©2016
Toronto :, Annick Press,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781554518135
9781554518142
Characteristics: 120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Faster, highter, smarter
Contents: High jump: the Fosbury Flop
Pole vault: flexible fiberglass
Baseball: Ted Williams and the art of swing speed
Football: getting a kick out of soccer
Hockey: the terrifying slap shot
Skateboarding: Ollie up!
Speed skating: slapping on speed
Cycling: Obree, the Flying Scotsman
Wheelchair sports: Hang Glider to Wheeler-Dealer
Swimming: the Berkoff Blastoff
Ski jumping: V for victory
Blade running: run like a Cheetah
Skiing and tennis: a head for innovation
Bungy jumping: a leap of faith
Cheating: steroid scandals
Statistics: analytics and the A's
Basketball: Michael Jordan's hang time.
Summary: Looks at the hard science behind many inventions and improvements in sports. Readers will find out how the introduction of the aluminum bat changed baseball; how a slapshot works, and what's involved in bending a ball like Beckham. It also covers the history of such milestones as the introduction of diversity, disabled athletes, and women in sport.

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