The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance (Hardcover)

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In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection Point is ideal for sports fans interested in the scientific basis of athletic excellence and a fascinating read for science fans interested in the physics of sports.

About the Author


John Brenkus has spent the last decade studying the unique characteristics of the world's greatest athletes. He cocreated the groundbreaking series Fight Science for the National Geographic Channel, and he serves as the on-air host, cocreator, and executive producer of ESPN's Emmy Award-winning show Sport Science.

Praise For…


“Fascinating...Sure to spark debate in sporting and scientific circles, the book is engagingly written, well argued, and-even when the conclusions seem almost science-fictiony-entirely plausible.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“[Brenkus] busts out some Hawking-like equations in an effort to calculate the outer limits of human athletic performance.”
New York Times Book Review

“This stuff is catnip to a sports fan.”
— The Week


Product Details
ISBN: 9780061845451
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English