Surfing (Science Behind Sports) (Library Binding)

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Author Don Nardo examines the many aspects of science underlying the popular sport of surfing. This book discusses the physics of waves, the science behind board shape and how riders stay on the board, covering the principles of gravity, buoyancy, and water surface tension. It also covers the scientific principles behind movements such as popping-up on the board; catching a wave; riding a wave; turning; the "hang-ten"; the "duck dive"; the "turtle roll"; and others. Other connections to science are made through discussion of wiping out, rip currents, collisions and typical injuries, hypothermia, and shark attacks. This volume discusses psychological aspects, especially anxiety.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781420511567
ISBN-10: 1420511564
Publisher: Lucent Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Pages: 104
Language: English
Series: Science Behind Sports