The Sport Gene - Talent, Practice and the truth about success

The reporting of this book took me below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, into contact with world and Olympic champions, and with animals and humans who possess rare gene mutations or outlandish physical traits that dramatically influence their athleticism. Along the way, I learned that some characteristics that I assumed were entirely voluntary, like an athlete's will to train, might in fact have important genetic components, and that others that I figured were largely innate, like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball batter or cricket batsman might not be.

Date
: 06 November 2015
ISBN Number
: 9780224091626
Author
: Gladwell, Malcolm
Year
: 2014
Publication Page
: 338
Media Type
: Book
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