The Sports Gene

Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success

Author: David Epstein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448189926

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel. Along the way, Epstein exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. He shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not – like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player – and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components. Throughout, The Sports Gene forces us to rethink the very nature of success.
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Knowing the Score

How Sport teaches us about Philosophy (and Philosophy about Sport)

Author: David Papineau

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472123557

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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'A tour de force that provides fresh insight not only into the nature of sport, but cooperation, the mind, altruism, teamwork, leadership, tribalism and ritualism. It's a book that every sports fan should read, and every sports writer should absorb' Matthew Syed 'David Papineau's book is an important contribution to our thinking about sports, society, psychology, and moral philosophy. But it is also much more than that. Gripping from start to finish, it is a terrific read full of humour and good sense. You don't even have to like sports to enjoy it' Ian Buruma Why do sports competitors choke? How can Roger Federer select which shot to play in 400 milliseconds? Should foreign-born footballers be eligible to play for England? Why do opposing professional cyclists help each other? Why do American and European golfers hate each other? Why does test cricket run in families? Why is punching tolerated in rugby but not in soccer? These may not look like philosophical questions, but David Papineau shows that under the surface they all raise long-standing philosophical issues. To get to the bottom of these and other sporting puzzles, we need help from metaphysics or ethics, or from the philosophy of mind or political philosophy, as well as numerous other philosophical disciplines. Knowing the Score will be an entertaining, fact-filled and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world. As a prominent philosopher who is also an enthusiastic amateur sportsman and omnivorous sports fan, David Papineau is uniquely well-placed to show how philosophy can illuminate sporting issues. By bringing his philosophical expertise to bear, he will add a new dimension to the way we think about sport.
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Animation, Sport and Culture

Author: P. Wells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe.
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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education

Author: Tom Balchin,Barry Hymer,Dona J. Matthews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136028862

Category: Education

Page: 400

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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.
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Inner Speed Secrets

Mental Strategies to Maximize Your Racing Performance

Author: Ross Bentley,Ronn Langford

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760308349

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 4190

Techniques to help drivers overcome the mental barriers that prevent successful racing.
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Being the best

Author: Denis Waitley

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671667498

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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Power, money, authority and influence are today's yardsticks for measuring success. Waitley replaces the myths of success with the profound values of integrity, discipline and determination and shows readers how to discover happiness in their inner selves.
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The Spectator

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Publisher: N.A

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Sports and Society

Author: Robert Lipsyte

Publisher: Arno Pr

ISBN: 9780405133978

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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