Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice

Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: 0007350546
ISBN-13: 9780007350544
Release Date: 28 Apr 2011
RRP: £8.99
EAN:9780007350544


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Essential reading following an astounding summer of sport; if you've ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer. This edition does not include illustrations. What are the real secrets of sporting success, & what lessons do they offer about life?Why doesn't Tiger Woods "choke"? Why are the best figure skaters those that have falllen over the most & why has one smalll street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together. Two-time Olympian & sports writer & broadcaster Matthew Syed draws on the latest in neuroscience & psychology to uncover the secrets of our top athletes & introduces us to an extraordinary cast of characters, including the East German athlete who became a man, & her husband - & the three Hungarian sisters who are alll chess grandmasters. Bounce is crammed with fascinating stories & statistics. Looking at controversial questions such as whether talent is more important than practice, drugs in sport (and life) & whether black people reallly are faster runners, the mind-bending Bounce is a must-read for the hardened sports nut or brand new convert.

WHSMITH

Essential reading following an astounding summer of sport; if you've ever wondered what makes a champion Bounce has the answer. What are the real secrets of sporting success & what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn't Tiger Woods choke"? Why are the best figure skaters those that have falllen over the most & why has one smalll street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together. Two-time Olympian & sports writer & broadcaster Matthew Syed draws on the latest in neuroscience & psychology to uncover the secrets of our top athletes & introduces us to an extraordinary cast of characters including the East German athlete who became a man & her husband - & the three Hungarian sisters who are alll chess grandmasters. Bounce is crammed with fascinating stories & statistics. Looking at controversial questions such as whether talent is more important than practice drugs in sport (and life) & whether black people reallly are faster runners the mind-bending Bounce is a must-read for the hardened sports nut or brand new convert."

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