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Product details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Plume Books; Reprint edition (27 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452290228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452290228
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,317,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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aNASCAR fans will flock to this book.a
a"Booklist"
aTo understand what is happening on the tracka] you need "The Physics of NASCAR,"a
a"The New York Times"
aLanguage sports fans can understanda] Youall be as entertained as you are informed.a
a"The Sporting News"
aThe people she encounters are fascinating... Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, read "The Physics of NASCAR,"a
a"Physics Today"

?NASCAR fans will flock to this book.?
?"Booklist"

?To understand what is happening on the track? you need "The Physics of NASCAR".?
?"The New York Times"

?Language sports fans can understand? You?ll be as entertained as you are informed.?
?"The Sporting News"

?The people she encounters are fascinating... Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, read "The Physics of NASCAR".?
?"Physics Today"

"NASCAR fans will flock to this book."
- "Booklist"

"To understand what is happening on the track... you need "The Physics of NASCAR"."
-"The New York Times"

"Language sports fans can understand... You'll be as entertained as you are informed."
-"The Sporting News"

"The people she encounters are fascinating... Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, read "The Physics of NASCAR"."
-"Physics Today"



"To understand what is happening on the track... you need The Physics of NASCAR." New York Times
[Leslie-Pelecky], a physicist and devoted NASCAR fan, explains in clear, simple terms what goes into making a NASCAR vehicle, from design to development to construction to test-driving. Along the way, she introduces us to some of the sport s key players and teaches us (painlessly) more about the physics of speed racing than we ever thought we needed to know. NASCAR fans will flock to this book. Booklist
Having caught, by chance, the broadcast of a multi-car NASCAR crash on television, Nebraska University physics professor Leslie-Pelecky found herself compelled to understand why it happened Along the way, the nanotech specialist becomes an unlikely racing fan; this fun physics primer should give any NASCAR aficionado a similar appreciation for science. Publishers Weekly

"Language sports fans can understand... You'll be as entertained as you are informed." Sporting News
"The people she encounters are fascinating... Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, read The Physics of NASCAR." Physics Today"

About the Author

Diandra Leslie-Peleckyworks at the intersection between science and story, leveraging her unique background as a nanomaterials researcher, a motorsports writer and a master science communicator to create unique stories.She is nationally recognized for her work in science education and outreach at all levels, with projects primarily funded by the National Science Foundation.The Physics of NASCARhas been featured in publications from theMaterials Research BulletintoSporting News. Her blog, Building Speed, focuses on the science of motorsports and is avidly read by NASCAR fans and insiders."


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