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The book of wildly spectacular sports science

Author: Sean Connolly; Chad Thomas
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why does a knuckleball flutter? Why do belly flops hurt so much? Why would a quarterback prefer a deflated football? Here are 54 all-star experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles powering a wide variety of sports and activities--and offer insights that can help you improve your own athletic skills. How does a black belt karate chop her way through a stack of bricks? Use Popsicle sticks to understand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Connolly; Chad Thomas
ISBN: 9780761189282 0761189289
OCLC Number: 932577699
Target Audience: Ages 9 and up.
Description: xi, 243 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Bat and ball sports --
Goals and field goals --
Indoor sports --
Winter sports --
On the move outside --
Rackets and clubs --
Aquatic sports.
Other Titles: Sports science :
Responsibility: Sean Connolly ; [illustrations by Chad Thomas].

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54 thrilling and informative hands-on experiments for young scientists and sports fans alike, illustrating the physics principles in favourite sports from baseball to frisbee.  Read more...

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An engaging introduction to the principles of physics using well-chosen examples from the world of sports. For each sport science example, a simple do-it-yourself experiment (demonstration) is Read more...

 
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