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Gliding for gold : the physics of winter sports

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As anyone from cold climates knows, living with lots of ice and snow can lead to a special appreciation of sports such as skiing, sledding, and skating. Prolific physics popularizer Mark Denny's take on winter athletics lays out the physical principles that govern glaciated game play. After discussing the physical properties of ice and snow and describing the physics behind sliding friction and aerodynamic drag,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Denny
ISBN: 9781421402147 9781421402154 1421402149 1421402157
OCLC Number: 699378629
Language Note: English.
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The start lines --
Solid water : sports and science --
Ice sports. Skating on thin ice --
Down the slippery slope --
Pucks and rocks --
Snow sports. Skiing : on the slopes and on the level --
Ski jumping and snowboarding : on snow and air --
The finish lines.
Responsibility: Mark Denny.

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A physics-driven exploration of sports played on ice and snow that is truly fun and informative, Gliding for Gold is the perfect primer for understanding the science behind cold weather athletics.  Read more...

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One of the best [books on snow sports] I've ever read. -- Eric H. * Book Bargains and Previews * From snowboarding to curling and skating, this places physics explanations in the world of sports and Read more...

 
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