Why We Run (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, 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
Not crazy about his writing style, though. - Goodreads
Somehow I just didn't click with this writer. - Goodreads
Some of his training and advice I still follow. - Goodreads

Review: Why We Run: A Natural History

User Review  - Eddy Allen - Goodreads

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Review: Why We Run: A Natural History

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Bernd Heinrich is a scientist and spends most of his book, which is ostensibly about running, trying to prove it. It is only in the final 45 pages, which focus on his ultramarathon win in Chicago in ... Read full review

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Contents

FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTY
Epilogue

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SEVEN
EIGHT
NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
References
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About the Author
ALSO BY BERND HEINRICH
Copyright
About the Publisher
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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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