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Why We Run: A Natural History
Why We Run A Natural History
Author: Bernd Heinrich
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060958701
ISBN-10: 0060958707
Publication Date: 5/1/2002
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Paperback
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Engaging, informative, unusual perspective on running.
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One of the many reasons why I love Heinrich's writing so much is that there are so many fascinating little seeds of knowledge in every book. No matter what the topic is that he is writing about, there is bound to be some incredible piece of information that you would never have guessed would be related to that topic. For instance, this book is about running but you will also learn about camels. I have decided Heinrich is a multisensory genius who ties together the physical & psychological, the sensuous & the scientific. He makes you gape in wonder at the natural world that is inches outside your very door and inside your very body. This book also shows us a very intimate portrait of the writer as a young man and the inspirations he experienced that would influence his exciting life. After reading this book & two of his other books "Winter World" and "Summer World" I have made it my mission to read everything he has out in print.