Author(s): Joel Levy
All the Right Angles takes the often-feared field of mathematics and combines it with something that is widely understood by all: sports. Within every sport, a variety of mathematical and scientific principles are at work at all times. Some of these principles are familiar and clear to see, others are more complex and hidden just beneath the surface, but All the Right Angles exposes and explains them all, leaving the reader with a new insight into their favourite sports and the fundamental principles that drive them. Thanks to its highly visual, graphics-based approach, All the Right Angles never burdens the reader with too much information or slows them down with boring academic language. Instead, the information is presented using clear and engaging diagrams, with just enough text to provide structure and aid comprehension. What can we learn from a curving bowling ball? How do the dimples on a golf ball teach us about aerodynamics? What can the bouncing of billiard balls tell us about geometry? All these questions and more are addressed clearly and accurately in the pages of All the Right Angles.
Joel Levy is a writer and journalist based in London, England. He is the author of more than a dozen books on science and history, including Newton's Notebook, The Bedside Book of Chemistry, Poison: A Social History and A Bee in a Cathedral, which is an infographic guide to the fascinating world of scientific analogies. He has also written features and articles for the British national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.