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- DescriptionThe New York Times bestseller - with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply rmal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.
- Author BiographyDavid Epstein is an award-winning investigative reporter at ProPublica, and was previously a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He earned All-East honors on Columbia University's varsity track squad, and has a master's degree in environmental science.
- Author(s)David Epstein
- PublisherTurtleback Books
- Date of Publication29/04/2014
- SubjectGeneral Sport & Fitness Training
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTurtleback Books
- Weight386 g
- Width135 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding,Cloth over boards
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