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The Sports Gene free pdf The "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 normal 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."

About David Epstein

David Epstein is an award-winninginvestigative reporter at" "ProPublica, and waspreviously a senior writer at "Sports Illustrated."He earned All-East honors on ColumbiaUniversity s varsity track squad, and has amaster s degree in environmental science."

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Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Current
Data Published : 29 April 2014
ISBN : 161723012X
EAN : 9781617230127
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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