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Joel Levy is a writer, journalist and the author of more than a dozen books on science and history, including A Bee in a Cathedral. He has written features and articles for the British press, and appeared on numerous television and radio shows. Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology and lives in London, England.
A virtual feast of sport statistics, numbers, geometry and trivia. The connections between mathematics, science and sports is clearly explained in this colourful book with the use of text, illustrations and infographics. This book offers an engaging and fun way to look at Mathematics and would be accessible to most fluent readers in the upper immediate or secondary grades.-- (12/01/2013) The world of sports provides numerous venues for mathematical and scientific consideration, including the physics of motion and force, the geometry of trajectories, the statistics of upsets and trends, the biology of performance, and the environment of physical limitation. Levy touches on all of these areas, illustrating his points through nearly one hundred diverse settings. Each situation includes a few paragraphs of explanation and at least one page of pictures, numerical highlights, and a scattering of pertinent facts and trivia.... The book is simply an enjoyable romp through a variety of athletic events, sometimes serious and sometimes light, but always grounded in a particular scientific or mathematical setting that the author describes in a straightforward and intriguing manner. Recommended.-- (07/01/2014)