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Faster, higher, smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports

Shapiro, Simon (Author). Krynauw, Theo (Added Author). Goldswain, Warwick (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781554518142
  • ISBN: 1554518148
  • Physical Description: print
    120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2016]

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library Y 613.71 SHAPIRO 34510011021514 Teen Area - Non-fiction Available -

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General Note:
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.
Subject: Sports sciences Juvenile literature
Sports Technological innovations Juvenile literature
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