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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Start Lines
1. Solid Water—Sports and Science
Part I: Ice Sports
2. Skating on Thin Ice
3. Down the Slippery Slope
4. Pucks and Rocks
Part II: Snow Sports
5. Skiing—On the Slopes and on the Level
6. Ski Jumping and Snowboarding—On Snow and Air
The Finish Lines
Ponderables
Technical Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

After earning a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Edinburgh University, Mark Denny pursued research at Oxford University from 1981 to 1984, and then moved into a career in industry. Now semi-retired, he has written a number of popular science books, including Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun: The Evolution and Science of Ballistics; Super Structures: The Science of Bridges, Buildings, Dams, and Other Feats of Engineering; and Froth!: The Science of Beer, all published by Johns Hopkins.

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One of the best [books on snow sports] I've ever read. -- Eric H. Book Bargains and Previews From snowboarding to curling and skating, this places physics explanations in the world of sports and offers fans and competitors alike a solid understanding of the physics of sports. Midwest Book Review Denny, a theoretical physicist and popular science writer provides an enthusiastic, almost breezy tour of the rules, art, and science of skating, hockey, curling, skiing, and snowboarding... For the scientifically inclined reader it provides an interesting window on the science of winter sports. Choice Both travel and science collections will find it packed with lively history, cultural observations, and fun insights. Midwest Book Review

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