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Beating the Odds

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport

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Beating the Odds by Rob Eastaway
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Why might it help a penalty taker to look at a clock before he kicks the ball? Does winning the toss actually matter? And why should some people consider playing darts blindfold? 'Beating the Odds' takes a novel and intriguing look at sport, by exploring the mathematics behind the action. Discover, for instance, the surprising links between boxing and figure skating and between American football and cricket, the unusual location of England's earliest 'football' (in a parish church), the 26.5-degree 'trick' snooker shot, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, and the formula for winning a game of tennis. Whatever your sporting interests or ability, you will find plenty to absorb you in this insightful and fun book - and maybe you will improve your own chances of success!

Author Biography

Rob Eastaway is a writer, speaker and consultant. His books include the bestselling What is a Googly? (9781861056290) and Why Do Buses Come In Threes? (9781861058621). He jointly devised the system now used to officially rank international cricketers and lives in London, where he is a keen weekend cricketer and occasional golfer.
Release date NZ
August 11th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
No illustrations
Imprint
Robson Books Ltd
Pages
256
Dimensions
130x198x15
ISBN-13
9781905798124
Product ID
1722880

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