Why We Run: A Natural History
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nebreader - LibraryThing
When I picked up this book I was expecting a anthropological and biological look at running. What I got was several chapters of the author's history, which was interesting, but not what I was in the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chrisadami - LibraryThing
If you like long-distance running. Or, if you're obsessed by it. This is the book to read. "I decided to enter the race, and, if possible, win it." It still sends shivers down my spine. Read full review