Why We Run (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Nature - 304 pages
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In Why We Run, biologist, award-winning nature writer, and ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich explores a new perspective on human evolution by examining the phenomenon of ultraendurance and makes surprising discoveries about the physical, spiritual -- and primal -- drive to win. At once lyrical and scientific, Why We Run shows Heinrich's signature blend of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, infused with his passion to discover how and why we can achieve superhuman abilities.

  

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Humorous and educational. - Goodreads
The writing itself is also not very good. - Goodreads
And the writing was often quite beautiful. - Goodreads
Some of his training and advice I still follow. - Goodreads

Review: Why We Run: A Natural History

User Review  - Michael Shaw - Goodreads

Part memoir, part biological discourse, Why We Run had me at the edge of my seat, and then slumping in it, trying to stay awake. Granted, I'm a millennial, and I'm constantly reminded of our "lazy ... Read full review

Review: Why We Run: A Natural History

User Review  - Paco Gorina - Goodreads

The history of the author. Really an interesting life. Not necessary easy but interesting, with lots of input. Probably today most children don't have the experičncies of Heinrich. Probably then don't have his athletic performance. Easy to read. Read full review

Contents

FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTY
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ELEVEN
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THIRTEEN
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About the author (2009)

The author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Bernd Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

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