Superhuman

Life at the Extremes of Our Capacity
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Product Number: Z100139707
Released: Sep 04, 2018
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ISBN: #9781508268536
Narrator/s: Richard Lyddon
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From evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper, an awe-inspiring look into the extremes of human ability-and what they tell us about our own potential-"an intriguinglook at some of the things that make us human-and more" (Kirkus Reviews). In 1997, an endurance runner named Yiannis Kouros ran 188 miles in twenty-four hours. Akira Haraguchi can recite pi to the 100,000th decimal point. John Nunn was accepted to Oxford University at age fifteen. After a horrific attack by her estranged husband, Carmen Tarleton was left with burns to more than eighty percent of her body. After a three-month coma, multiple skin grafts, and successful face transplant, Tarleton is now a motivational speaker. What does it feel like to be exceptional? And what does it take to get there? Why can some people achieve greatness when others can't, no matter how hard they try? Just how much potential does our species have? Evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper has the answers. In Superhuman he takes us on a breathtaking tour of the peaks of human achievement that shows us what it feels like to be extraordinary-and what it takes to get there. Drawing on interviews with these "superhumans" and those who have studied them, Hooper assesses the science and genetics of peak potential. His case studies are as inspirational as they are varied, highlighting feats of endurance, strength, intelligence, and memory. Superhuman is "terrifically entertaining. Hooper is that precious thing; an easy, fluent, and funny scientist. The message from this upbeat, clever, feel good book is that we all have greater capacity than we realize. Spectacularly enjoyable" (The London Times), this is a fascinating, eye-opening, and inspiring celebration for anyone who ever felt that they might be able to do something extraordinary in life, for those who simply want to succeed, and for anyone interested in the sublime possibilities of humankind.

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Author(s): Rowan Hooper
Genre: Science, Self Help
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018

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Author(s): Rowan Hooper
Narrator(s): Richard Lyddon
Genre: Science, Self Help
Product Number DD39978
Released: Sep 04, 2018
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ISBN: #9781508268550
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Author(s): Rowan Hooper
Genre: Self Help, Science
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Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501168727

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