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- DescriptionThis is an absorbing and enlightening inside look at sports secrets. It offers great new coverage on the recent doping scandals as well as a new chapter on lacrosse. 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' 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.
- Author BiographyFrank Vizard is a sports and technology writer who has worked for Scientific American, Popular Science, and Popular Mechanics, where he wrote many of the magazine's science of sports articles. Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs, and influences nine million curious minds that read the magazine every month. The magazine features breakthroughs in the latest innovations in science and technology.
- PublisherSterling Publishing Co Inc
- Date of Publication05/06/2014
- SubjectPopular Science
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHearst Communications
- Content Notefull colour throughout, includes photographs
- Weight771 g
- Width187 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byFrank Vizard
- Foreword byRobert Lipsyte
- Revised byWilliam Hayes
- Edition StatementNew edition
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