Why We Run

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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
Inspirational and educational at the same time. - Goodreads
Some of his training and advice I still follow. - Goodreads
He probably needed to just stick with writing a - Goodreads

Review: Why We Run: A Natural History

User Review  - Chris Leuchtenburg - Goodreads

This book has an odd format. It has a series of chapters on various aspects of animal physiology related to endurance stitched together with Heinrich's life story and his experiences as an ... Read full review

Review: Why We Run: A Natural History

User Review  - Kiril - Goodreads

I didn't think a book written by an ultramarathon runner would move me more than some other books written by world-known novelists. What a great combination of information about evolutionary biology ... 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
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ALSO BY BERND HEINRICH
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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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