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The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance
     

The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance

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by John Brenkus
 

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In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection Point is ideal for sports fans interested in the scientific basis of athletic excellence and a fascinating read for science

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In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection Point is ideal for sports fans interested in the scientific basis of athletic excellence and a fascinating read for science fans interested in the physics of sports.

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The Week
“This stuff is catnip to a sports fan.”
Booklist (starred review)
“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.”
New York Times Book Review
“[Brenkus] busts out some Hawking-like equations in an effort to calculate the outer limits of human athletic performance.”
Booklist
"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061845499
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
1,223,893
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

John Brenkus has spent the last decade studying the unique characteristics of the world's greatest athletes. He cocreated the groundbreaking series Fight Science for the National Geographic Channel, and he serves as the on-air host, cocreator, and executive producer of ESPN's Emmy Award-winning show Sport Science.

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The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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MrSportsFan More than 1 year ago
I was able to get an early copy of this book and after reading it I thought was incredibly interesting! This book does an excellent job breaking down the extremes of human athletic performance. It answers the questions: What's the highest someone can dunk a basketball? What's the fastest a human can run 100m? The author John Brenkus, host of ESPN's Sport Science, does a great job breaking down the science for everybody to understand. I highly recommend this book and its a must read for any sports fan!