Why We Run

A Natural History

By Bernd Heinrich
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060958701, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 2002

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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's signature blend of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, infused with his passion to discover how and why we can achieve superhuman abilities.




About the Author
BERND HEINRICHis an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including the best-sellingWinter World, Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and The Homing Instinct.He writes forScientific American, Outside, American Scientist, andAudubon, and has published book reviews and op-eds for theNew York Timesand theLos Angeles Times.Among Heinrich's many honors isthe 2013 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, forLife Everlasting.
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