John D. Barrow is professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the best-selling author of many books on science and mathematics, including Mathletics: 100 Amazing Things You Didn't Know about the World of Sports and 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: Math Explains Your World.
""[A] fast-paced, lighthearted book that revels in the brainier
side of brawn." -- Fangfei Shen - Discover
"Barrow delivers the math and science goods for every sports fan who's ever wondered how to 'Bend It Like Beckham' or what the best positions are to reduce air resistance while sky-diving...Accessible and entertaining, just the thing for mathematically minded sports fans." -- Publishers Weekly
"An illuminating mix for sports fans and math buffs looking to hone their skills." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will marvel at how much mathematics can illuminate athletes' most amazing feats. . . . Sports fans and nerds will fight over this book!" -- Bryce Christensen - Booklist