The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of…

Paperback | September 13, 2011

byJohn Brenkus

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In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection Point is ideal for sports fans interested in the scientific basis of athletic excellence and a fascinating read for science fans interested in the physics of sports.

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In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection Point is ideal for sports fans interested in the scientific basis of athletic excellence and a fascinating read for science fans...

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What's the fastest a human can run the 100-meter sprint?What's the longest a human can hold his breath? What are the limits of human performance?Until 1954, common wisdom and scientific knowledge considered a sub-four-minute mile an impossible feat for a human. But then Roger Bannister broke that mark, followed quickly by a host of oth...

John Brenkus has spent the last decade studying the unique characteristics of the world's greatest athletes. He cocreated the groundbreaking seriesFight Sciencefor the National Geographic Channel, and he serves as the on-air host, cocreator, and executive producer of ESPN's Emmy Award-winning showSport Science.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:September 13, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061845493

ISBN - 13:9780061845499

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