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The Sports Gene By David Epstein

The Sports Gene
by David Epstein

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In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs.Along the way, Epstein:- Exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success.
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The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success by David Epstein

`A wonderful book. Thoughtful...fascinating' Malcolm Gladwell Do you believe some people are born athletes? Is sporting talent innate or something that can be achieved through endurance and practise? In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel. Along the way, Epstein: - Exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. - Shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player. - Uncovers why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components. Throughout, The Sports Gene forces us to rethink the very nature of success.

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The Sports Gene Reviews


"A wonderful book. Thoughtful... fascinating." -- Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers
"Provides a powerful and convincing analysis of how genes influence all our lives, especially the careers of elite sportsmen" * The Times *
"A fascinating, thought-provoking look at the leading edge of sports performance, written by a guy who knows the territory. David, besides being a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, was a collegiate runner for Columbia University. More to the point, he's a terrific researcher and a fine, thoughtful writer" -- Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code
"Full credit to David Epstein, a Sports Illustrated journalist with a serious and deep knowledge of genetics and sports science, for his terrific and unblinking new book, The Sports Gene, a timely corrective to the talent-denial industry" -- Ed Smith * New Statesman *
"Endlessly fascinating" -- John Harding * Daily Mail *

About David Epstein


David Epstein is an award-winning senior writer for Sports Illustrated, where he covers sports science, medicine, and Olympic sports. His investigative pieces are among Sports Illustrated's most high-profile stories. An avid runner himself, he earned All-East honours on Columbia University's varsity track squad. This is his first book.

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GOR005578176
The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success by David Epstein
David Epstein
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2014-01-02
352
022409162X
9780224091626
Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013 (UK) Short-listed for PEN/ ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing 2014 (UK)
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