This looks great, and the subtitle alone – Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance – will explain why. Love it.
I’ll post a full review when it arrives; in the meantime, here’s a quick snippet from Amazon to help explain what it’s all about :
David Epstein delivers an interesting and impressive narrative, through extensive research on sports and genetics. The author highlights what makes a successful athlete, and how to obtain excellence to become one of the elite. The stories and interviews are thought-provoking, and inspiring. This insightful account is a must-read not only for athletes, but coaches, and parents as well. Of all the sports information I’ve read in books about athletes, this one is a golden gem on this topic. The science behind an athlete’s performance is covered to a great extent, and the more you read, the more interesting it becomes. Informative, and educational. Highly recommended!
The Sports Gene. Looks great.