Popular Mechanics Why A Curveball Curves: New & Improved Edition: The Incredible Science Of Sports

Editor Frank Vizard
Foreword by Robert Lipsyte
by William Hayes

Hearst | May 6, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Not yet rated | write a review
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.65 in

Published: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Hearst

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1618371223

ISBN - 13: 9781618371225

Found in: Sports and Fitness

save 18%

  • Hurry, only 1 left!
  • In stock online
$21.95 list price

$17.88 ea online

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Popular Mechanics Why A Curveball Curves: New & Improved Edition: The Incredible Science Of Sports

Popular Mechanics Why A Curveball Curves: New & Improved Edition: The Incredible Science Of Sports

Editor Frank Vizard
Foreword by Robert Lipsyte
by William Hayes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.65 in

Published: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Hearst

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1618371223

ISBN - 13: 9781618371225

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Frank 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. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
 
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.

Editorial Reviews

“ . . . enjoyabl[e] . . . fun.”—Sports Illustrated