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Bounce : Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the science of success

Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this thoughtful, provocative book, a former Olympian persuasively demonstrates how sports offer powerful and often overlooked tools with which to explore fundamental subjects, including biology, morality, globalization, culture, gender, race, and economics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Syed
ISBN: 9780061723759 0061723754
OCLC Number: 419857021
Description: viii, 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The talent myth --
The hidden logic of success --
Miraculous children? --
The path to excellence --
Mysterious sparks and life-changing mind-sets --
Paradoxes of the mind --
The placebo effect --
The curse of choking and how to avoid it --
Baseball rituals, pigeons, and why great sportsmen feel miserable after winning --
Deep reflections --
Optical illusions and X-ray vision --
Drugs in sport, Schwarzenegger mice, and the future of mankind --
Are blacks superior runners?
Responsibility: Mathew Syed.

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In this thoughtful, provocative book, a former Olympian persuasively demonstrates how sports offer powerful and often overlooked tools with which to explore fundamental subjects, including biology, morality, globalization, culture, gender, race, and economics.

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