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    DescriptionEssential reading following an astounding summer of sport; if you've ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer. What are the real secrets of sporting success, and what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn't Tiger Woods "choke"? Why are the best figure skaters those that have fallen over the most and why has one small street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together. Two-time Olympian and sports writer and broadcaster Matthew Syed draws on the latest in neuroscience and psychology to uncover the secrets of our top athletes and introduces us to an extraordinary cast of characters, including the East German athlete who became a man, and her husband - and the three Hungarian sisters who are all chess grandmasters. Bounce is crammed with fascinating stories and statistics. Looking at controversial questions such as whether talent is more important than practice, drugs in sport (and life) and whether black people really are faster runners, the mind-bending Bounce is a must-read for the hardened sports nut or brand new convert.


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    Title
    Bounce
    Subtitle
    The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Syed
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007350544
    ISBN 10: 0007350546
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, WSDP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    DC22: 796.01
    BISAC V2.8: SPO041000, SCI000000
    Thema V1.0: SCGP, PDZ
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    28 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Matthew Syed is an award-winning journalist for The Times, writing for both the sports pages and the comment pages. He is a three-time Commonwealth table-tennis champion and competed in two Olympics. He was a contributor to the BBC coverage of London 2012. He studied PPE at Balliol College Oxford where he was awarded a prize-winning first class degree.
    Review quote
    'A gripping examination of the hidden forces that come together in the making of a champion.' Michael Atherton, former England cricket captain 'A fascinating subject and Syed is a dazzling writer.' Owen Slot, The Times 'I love this book. A must-read if you have ever wondered what sets the super-achievers and the rest of us apart - in any field, not just in sport. I only wish I had read it when I was fifteen.' Gabby Logan, BBC presenter and former international gymnast 'Intellectually stimulating and hugely enjoyable at a stroke ... challenged some of my most cherished beliefs about life and success.' Jonathan Edwards, triple jump world record holder