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Why We Run: A Natural History

Biography / MemoirPopular Science

By: Bernd Heinrich

292 pages, B/w illus

Harper Collins

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #135999 | ISBN: 0060958707
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Heinrich is a professor of biology and a former world record holder in the 100k ultramarathon. This is both an autobiography and an investigation of animal endurance and the natural history of running. It argues, for example, that upright posture evolved as a heat dissipation strategy.


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