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The perfection point, by John Brenkus

Label
The perfection point
Title
The perfection point
Statement of responsibility
by John Brenkus
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What's the fastest a human can run the 100-meter sprint? What's the longest a human can hold his breath? What are the limits of human performance? Until 1954, common wisdom and scientific knowledge considered a sub-four-minute mile an impossible feat--but today the world record stands at 3 minutes, 43 seconds. Records are a mark of how well people have done, not how well they can do. What's the actual limit? In this thought-provoking book, John Brenkus, co-creator of ESPN's Sport Science, ventures across the sports world to provide an in-depth look at the absolute limits of human performance. Beginning with the current world records for a variety of sports, Brenkus finds the perfection point for each--the speeds, heights, distances, and times that humans will get closer to but never exceed.--From publisher description
Summary
What's the fastest a human can run the 100-meter sprint? What's the longest a human can hold his breath? What are the limits of human performance? Until 1954, common wisdom and scientific knowledge considered a sub-four-minute mile an impossible feat--but today the world record stands at 3 minutes, 43 seconds. Records are a mark of how well people have done, not how well they can do. What's the actual limit? In this thought-provoking book, John Brenkus, co-creator of ESPN's Sport Science, ventures acrossthe sports world to provide an in-depth look at the absolute limits of human performance. Beginning with the current world records for a variety of sports, Brenkus finds the perfection point for each--the speeds, heights, distances, and times that humanswill get closer to but never exceed.--From publisher description
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366147
Cataloging source
UKM
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Brenkus, John
Dewey number
612.044
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Sports
  • Sports records
Target audience
adult
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sport science uncovers the fastest man, the highest jump, and the limits of athletic performance
Label
The perfection point, by John Brenkus
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Publication
Control code
ocn636905540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780061845451
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)636905540
Label
The perfection point, by John Brenkus
Publication
Control code
ocn636905540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780061845451
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)636905540

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