Sean Connolly will present The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science: 54 All-Star Experiments

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Sean Connolly will Present his New Hardcover The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science: 54 All-Star Experiments.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Sean Connolly is the Author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, and The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math, and dozens of other Books for both children and adults.  A father of three, he is in an ideal position to explain the nuts and bolts of these experiments.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Why does a knuckleball flutter?  Why do belly flops hurt so much?  Why would a quarterback prefer a deflated football?  Here are 54 all-star experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles powering a wide variety of sports and activities and offer insights that can help you improve your own athletic skills.  How does a black belt karate chop her way through a stack of bricks?  Use Popsicle sticks to understand why it s possible and learn the role played by Newton s second law of motion.  Does LeBron James really float through the air on the way to a dunk?  Use a tennis ball, a paperback book, and the help of a friend to understand the science of momentum and the real meaning of hang time.  Using common household objects, each project includes step-by-step instructions, tips, and a detailed explanation of how and why the experiment worked.  It s a win-win.  The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat it’s all in the science.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  Sean Connolly will Present his New Hardcover The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Seating is General Admission.  Rainy Day Books will have Sean Connolly’s Books for Sale at this Event.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science: 54 All-Star Experiments Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780761189282
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Workman Publishing - November 29th, 2016

Why does a knuckleball flutter? Why do belly flops hurt so much? Why would a quarterback prefer a deflated football?

Here are 54 all-star experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles powering a wide variety of sports and activities and offer insights that can help you improve your own athletic skills. How does a black belt karate chop her way through a stack of bricks? Use Popsicle sticks to understand why it's possible and learn the role played by Newton's second law of motion. Does LeBron James really float through the air on the way to a dunk? Use a tennis ball, a paperback book, and the help of a friend to understand the science of momentum and the real meaning of hang time. Using common household objects, each project includes step-by-step instructions, tips, and a detailed explanation of how and why the experiment worked. It's a win-win.

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat it's all in the science


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