Why We Run: A Natural History (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


BERND HEINRICH is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Winter World, Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and The Homing Instinct. He writes for Scientific American, Outside, American Scientist, and Audubon, and has published book reviews and op-eds for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.Among Heinrich's many honors isthe 2013 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, forLife Everlasting.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060958701
ISBN-10: 0060958707
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 7th, 2002
Pages: 304
Language: English