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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.


"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 "An illuminating mix for sports fans and math buffs looking to hone their skills." -- Kirkus Reviews "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 ""[A] fast-paced, lighthearted book that revels in the brainier side of brawn." -- Fangfei Shen - Discover

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