Faster, Higher, Smarter: Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports

Faster Higher Smarter Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports What do athletes and rocket scientists have in common It takes a lot of talent skill and hard work to become a world class athlete But it takes even to make a sport better it takes smarts And whethe

  • Title: Faster, Higher, Smarter: Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports
  • Author: Simon Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9781554518135
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • What do athletes and rocket scientists have in common It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world class athlete But it takes even 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 From swimming,What do athletes and rocket scientists have in common It takes a lot of talent, skill, and hard work to become a world class athlete But it takes even 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 From swimming, soccer, and basketball to skateboarding and wheelchair sports, Faster, Higher, Smarter 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 Entertaining, informative, and highly visual, this book is the perfect way to introduce scientific concepts to kids who love sports.

    One thought on “Faster, Higher, Smarter: Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports”

    1. An engaging book about ideas that changed sports with focus on both men and women. Really unique inventions and vibrant pictures perfect for the young inventor or sports fan. Recommended for Gr. 3-6.

    2. Fantastic book detailing not only incredible sports achievements and the athletes behind them but also the science that made it all possible. This is a great practical application of physics, and its exciting to see how much room for innovation there is, even in events that have been around for hundreds of years. Also nice to note: the book features both men and women athletes, as well as athletes with disabilities.

    3. Excellent book combining stories about sports people and events with the science behind it. Covers a wide variety of sports for both men and women with fascinating facts that one does not often encounter. Suitable 10-14+ years

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