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The Perfection Point: Predicting the Absolute Limits of Human Performance (Paperback)
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The Perfection Point: Predicting the Absolute Limits of Human Performance (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
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Just forty years ago, Jim Hines ran the 100 metres in under 10 seconds. Now Usain Bolt is inching close to the 9.50 second mark, begging the question: exactly how fast can a human go?

Utilizing cutting edge science to examine incredible physical feats in the most elite sports, John Brenkus uncovers what it takes to reach the 'perfection point' - that measurement of speed, distance or force that supreme athletes can inch closer to but never exceed. Shining a light on the crucial balance between physical stamina and emotional drive, this is the ultimate guide to the further limits of human performance.

'Lively and engaging...this stuff is catnip to sports fans' Wall Street Journal

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447208150
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 17 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[Brenkus] busts out some Hawking-like equations in an effort to calculate the outer limits of human athletic performance."--New York Times Book Review
"This stuff is catnip to a sports fan."--The Week
"Fascinating...Sure to spark debate in sporting and scientific circles, the book is engagingly written, well argued, and-even when the conclusions seem almost science-fictiony-entirely plausible."--Booklist (starred review)

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