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The Resource Faster, higher, smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports, Simon Shapiro ; art by Theo Krynauw and Warwick Goldswain

Faster, higher, smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports, Simon Shapiro ; art by Theo Krynauw and Warwick Goldswain

Label
Faster, higher, smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports
Title
Faster, higher, smarter
Title remainder
bright ideas that transformed sports
Statement of responsibility
Simon Shapiro ; art by Theo Krynauw and Warwick Goldswain
Title variation
Faster, highter, smarter
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world-class athlete. But it takes even more to make a sport better: it takes smarts! And whether innovators are aware of it or not, it takes an understanding of physics, mechanics, and aerodynamics to come up with better techniques and equipment.
Award
  • Science in Society Book Award (Canadian Science Writers' Association), for Youth Nonfiction, 2016.
  • OLA Best Bets, 2016.
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10466058
Cataloging source
BT
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Shapiro, Simon
Dewey number
613.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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950
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Krynauw, Theo
  • Goldswain, Warwick
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True
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  • Sports sciences
  • Sports
Target audience
juvenile
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bright ideas that transformed sports
Label
Faster, higher, smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports, Simon Shapiro ; art by Theo Krynauw and Warwick Goldswain
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Copyright
Note
Some copies may have title misspelled "Faster, highter, smarter" on spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 118) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781554518142
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919014021
  • 2118903
Label
Faster, higher, smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports, Simon Shapiro ; art by Theo Krynauw and Warwick Goldswain
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some copies may have title misspelled "Faster, highter, smarter" on spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 118) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781554518142
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919014021
  • 2118903

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