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Popular Mechanics Why a Curveball Curves : The Incredible Science of Sports
by Frank Vizard and Robert Lipsyte and William Hayes


Overview - An absorbing and enlightening inside look at sports secrets--now in an updated and expanded edition What makes an athlete successful? Why do some players excel? In this new, expanded edition, the experts at Popular Mechanics , along with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the science behind everything from the perfect curveball and Phelps's kick to gene doping.  Read more...

 
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More About Popular Mechanics Why a Curveball Curves by Frank Vizard; Robert Lipsyte; William Hayes
 
 
 
Overview
An absorbing and enlightening inside look at sports secrets--now in an updated and expanded edition What makes an athlete successful? Why do some players excel? In this new, expanded edition, the experts at Popular Mechanics, along with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the science behind everything from the perfect curveball and Phelps's kick to gene doping. There's great new coverage on the recent doping scandals that rocked the Tour de France, as well as a new chapter on lacrosse, and the clear, understandable explanations come from people who really love their game. You'll even learn how to bend it like Beckham--or at least how Beckham did it. This book is for both the player and the fan, helping athletes become better prepared and giving enthusiasts a more complete appreciation of the subtle nuances of competition.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781618371225
  • ISBN-10: 1618371223
  • Publisher: Hearst
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 255
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


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