Higher, Further, Faster: Is Technology Improving Sport?
John Wiley & Sons, 6 ago 2008 - 384 pagine
Sport is undergoing a global technological revolution. Year onyear, records are smashed, equipment gets more sophisticated,facilities improve almost beyond recognition. These changes areimpacting on all areas of sport, from shoes to cycles and stadia.Is this making sport more exciting for participants and spectators?Or are talent and determination becoming secondary to money andtechnology, devaluing honest competition?
In Higher, Further, Faster…, Stewart Ross looks at thesequestions and much more. Starting with a description oftechnology's impact on elements common to various sports, such asbats, balls, pitches and special clothing, he then examines thecontroversies that arise almost daily, from golf club technology tothe use of Hawk-eye in tennis. He also looks ahead to thetechno-future of major sports such as football, tennis, golf,cricket, cycling and motor sport, and asks where they aregoing:
This book is a must-read for all participants and fans who wantto understand the technological upheaval that is shaking modernsport to its very foundations. One thing's for sure: whether youfind it stimulating or just plain scary, the future will be very,very different…
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