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The Sports Gene

Inside The Science Of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

By David J. Epstein, 1983- author

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781591845119


Format: Book
Author: Epstein, David J., 1983- author
Title: The sports gene : inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance / David Epstein.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Current, [2013]
Subject: Sports -- Physiological aspects Human genetics
Isbn: 9781591845119 (trade) 1591845114 (trade)
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Format: Book
Author: Epstein, David J., 1983- author.
Title: The sports gene : inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance / David Epstein.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Current, [2013]
Description: xiv, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Sports -- Physiological aspects
Subjects: Human genetics
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-328) and index.
LCCN: 2013013443
ISBN: 9781591845119 (trade)
ISBN: 1591845114 (trade)
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 613.71 Eps