Faster, higher, smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports
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|George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library||Y 613.71 SHAPIRO||34510011021514||Teen Area - Non-fiction||Available||-|
Title misspelled "Faster, highter, smarter" on spine.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (page 118) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||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, etc.:||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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