Figure Skating (Science Behind Sports) (Hardcover)

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Figure Skating (Science Behind Sports) (Hardcover)

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Figure skating, which is the world's most popular winter Olympic sport, is the subject of this volume. Though figure skaters are often known for their theatrical and artistic performances, author Jennifer MacKay outlines for readers the complex physical and biomechanical properties at work in this beautiful and demanding sport. From the development of the indoor ice rink, to the application of Newton's laws of motion, to the psychological challenges faced by many skaters, MacKay explores how these athletes achieve amazing physical accomplishments and perfect their art.
Product Details ISBN: 9781420507843
ISBN-10: 1420507842
Publisher: Lucent Press
Publication Date: June 27th, 2012
Pages: 104
Language: English
Series: Science Behind Sports