Why a Curveball Curves
By Frank Vizard and Robert Lipsyte
Even Issac Newton found the junction between sports and physics fascinating—in 1671, inspired by watching a vigorous tennis match, he wrote a paper on the phenomena of the spinning ball trajectory. From biomechanics and fluid dynamics, Why a Curveball Curves: The Incredible Science of Sports takes us on an exploration of the science behind just about every sport you can think of. It covers hockey, cycling, basketball, golf, boxing, football and yes, baseball. Written for both the athlete and the fan, this book includes tips on better performance and insight into what happens physically during athletic performance. This collection of facts comes to us from the experts at Popular Mechanics, as well as top athletes, coaches and sports journalists. Softcover, 224 pages.