Faster Harder Smarter: Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports

fasterhardAuthor: Shapiro, Simon
Pub. Date: 2016
Pages: 120
List Price: 14.95
Suggested Grades: 6 and up
NON-FICTION – (Included in the Middle and Secondary Packages – paperback)

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.”