Why We Run: A Natural History

Paperback | May 7, 2002

byBernd Heinrich

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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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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 s...

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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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 7, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060958707

ISBN - 13:9780060958701

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“ . . . thoroughly engrossing. . . As inspiring as it is fascinating, this book should have wide appeal both within and beyond the athletic world” (—Publishers Weekly)