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In this fascinating collection from Popular Mechanics, contributors like Chicago Cubs manager Lou Pinella, Olympic swimming coach Bob Bowman, pitcher-turned-announcer Jim Kaat, and sports-and-science journalist Peter Brancazio focus a scientific lens on athletic achievement, explaining the biology, chemistry, and physics behind the winning stroke, hit, throw, dive, kick, punch, and slam dunk. Find out what made the Sultan of Swat's swing so sensational. Learn about the anatomy of Andy Roddick's tennis serve (his 155-mph scorcher set a record as the world's fastest in 2004). And discover why, aerodynamically speaking, Beckham can bend it. You'll also find an insightful foreword by sports columnist and author Robert Lipsyte.

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