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The Resource This is your brain on sports, L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

This is your brain on sports, L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

Label
This is your brain on sports
Title
This is your brain on sports
Statement of responsibility
L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this irresistible narrative romp, Wertheim and Sommers usher us from professional football to the NBA to Grand Slam tennis, from the psychology of athletes self-handicapping their performance in the boxing ring or the World Series, to an explanation of why even the glimpse of a finish line can lift us beyond ordinary physical limits. They explore why Tom Brady and other starting NFL quarterbacks all "seem" to look like fashion models; why fans of teams like the Cubs, Mets, and any franchise from Cleveland love rooting for a loser; why the best players make the worst coaches; why hockey goons (and fans) would rather fight at home than on the road; and why the arena t-shirt cannon has something to teach us about human nature
Summary
The executive editor of Sports Illustrated and a psychologist join forces to examine the behavior of those involved in professional sports, explaining how athletes can successfully put aside personal trauma on game day and why people love to root for a loser
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470296
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wertheim, L. Jon
Dewey number
796.01/9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sommers, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
Target audience
adult
Label
This is your brain on sports, L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn931226597
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780553447408
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015021731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)931226597
Label
This is your brain on sports, L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn931226597
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780553447408
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015021731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)931226597

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