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The Resource Superhuman : life at the extremes of our capacity, Rowan Hooper

Superhuman : life at the extremes of our capacity, Rowan Hooper

Label
Superhuman : life at the extremes of our capacity
Title
Superhuman
Title remainder
life at the extremes of our capacity
Statement of responsibility
Rowan Hooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1997, an endurance runner named Yiannis Kouros ran 188 miles in twenty-four hours. Akira Haraguchi, a sixty year-old man in Tokyo, can recite pi to the 100,000th decimal point. John Nunn was accepted to Oxford University at age 15, the youngest undergraduate in 500 years. After a horrific attack by her estranged husband, Carmen Tarleton was left with burns to over eighty percent of her body. One of her surgeons said her injuries "were beyond anything we have ever seen." 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 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
Cataloging source
CNWPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hooper, Rowan
Dewey number
158.1
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF637.S4
  • BF637.S4
LC item number
  • H655 2018
  • H655 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Excellence
  • Mind and body
  • Performance
  • Excellence
  • Mind and body
  • Performance
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Developmental Biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
Label
Superhuman : life at the extremes of our capacity, Rowan Hooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4
  • Focus
  • Part II
  • Doing
  • 5
  • Bravery
  • 6
  • Singing
  • 7
  • Running
  • Part I
  • Part III
  • Being
  • 8
  • Longevity
  • 9
  • Resilience
  • 10
  • Sleeping
  • 11
  • Happiness
  • Thinking
  • 1
  • Intelligence
  • 2
  • Memory
  • 3
  • Language
Control code
1044630831
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781501168710
Lccn
2018275204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99979849389
System control number
(OCoLC)1044630831
Label
Superhuman : life at the extremes of our capacity, Rowan Hooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4
  • Focus
  • Part II
  • Doing
  • 5
  • Bravery
  • 6
  • Singing
  • 7
  • Running
  • Part I
  • Part III
  • Being
  • 8
  • Longevity
  • 9
  • Resilience
  • 10
  • Sleeping
  • 11
  • Happiness
  • Thinking
  • 1
  • Intelligence
  • 2
  • Memory
  • 3
  • Language
Control code
1044630831
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781501168710
Lccn
2018275204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99979849389
System control number
(OCoLC)1044630831

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