Peak performance: sports, science, and the body in action
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, Aug 1, 1989 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Describes the ways in which scientific advances have contributed to athletic performance focusing on sports medicine and the work of the U.S. Olympic Training Centers.
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