- Shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player. "The Sports Gene" will be released on August 1. Through investigative journalism, Epstein takes the reader through his experiences regarding what makes the difference between an amateur and a pro-athlete. "A must-read for athletes, parents, coaches, and anyone who wants to know what it takes to be great." For Ages: 18+ years old. Add a review * Required Review * How to write a great review Do. Thoughtful... fascinating. Number Of Pages: 368 "Deliciously contrarian." The Washington Post In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa. 6 Reviews. For Ages: 18+ years old Thoughtful.fascinating' Malcolm Gladwell. Over time, women have evolved to have wider hips and more body fat to be prepared for childbirth, “In some cases, women fare worse in certain athletic attributes after puberty. Access a free summary of The Sports Gene, by David Epstein and 20,000 other business, leadership and nonfiction books on getAbstract. -- Michael Shermer, The Wall Street Journal "This is the book I've been waiting for since the early 1960s. 1 Star - I hated it 2 Stars - I didn't like it 3 Stars - It was OK 4 Stars - I liked it 5 Stars - I loved it. 1 users rated this 5 out of 5 stars 1. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein "The Sports Gene" is an enjoyable book that shares the latest of modern genetic research as it relates to elite athleticism. . The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance is a 2013 non-fiction book by David Epstein that investigates the role of genetics in athletics. . The author is studying why some people like to play sports and others do not. The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth about Success. "Captivating" --"The New York Times" Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! "The Sports Gene" goes far beyond cliche and digs into the science that every professional sports team will have to incorporate into their thinking. "For more on this story, click here: http://gma.yahoo.com/ Ratings and reviews. The Sports Gene. In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. It also examines why people in certain parts of the world have evolved in their particular way, and how this is beneficial in the realm of certain sports. The science is fundamental and done so to reach a larger audience. Read "The Sports Gene Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance" by David Epstein available from Rakuten Kobo. 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