Why Dick Fosbury flopped (and answers to other big sporting questions)

Farrow, Damian and Kemp, Justin Why Dick Fosbury flopped (and answers to other big sporting questions). Edited by Karen Ward Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2006.

Author Farrow, Damian
Kemp, Justin
Title Why Dick Fosbury flopped (and answers to other big sporting questions)
Place of Publication Crows Nest, NSW, Australia
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Publication year 2006
Sub-type Other
ISBN 9781741144949
Language eng
Editor Karen Ward
Total number of pages 243
Subjects 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Following up on the success of Run Like You Stole Something, Why Dick Fosbury Flopped looks at sporting technologies and techniques from a popular science perspective, and discusses current-day sports science issues from an historical bent. The many informative, weird and fantastic anecdotes will provide entertaining reading for sports fans of all levels of experience and knowledge.

The authors answer some really big sporting questions: * What did Dick do to have a flop named after him? * How did the golf ball get its dimples? * Upon which great and disastrous attempts from past decades are today's records built? * How would the great sporting names and the great events of the past match up on today's stage? * How have athletes' bodies changed over time? * What effects have performance enhancing drugs and drug tests had on world records?

If you want to win friends and influence people with impressive explanations of amazing human feats and quirky facts about sporting paraphernalia, you need this book.
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