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    Bounce: How Champions are Made (Paperback) By (author) Matthew Syed

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    DescriptionThe answers - taking in the latest in neuroscience, psychology and economics - will change the way we look at sports stars and revolutionise our ideas about what it takes to become the best. From the upbringing of Mozart to the mindset of Mohammed Ali - via the recruitment policies of Enron - Bounce weaves together fascinating stories and telling insights and statistics into a wonderfully thought-provoking read. Bounce looks at big questions - such as the real nature of talent, what kind of practice actually works, how to achieve motivation, drugs in both sport and life, and whether black people really are faster runners. Along the way Matthew talks to a Hungarian father whose educational theories saw his daughters become three of the best chess players of all time, meets a female East German athlete who became a man, and explains why one small street in Reading - his own - has produced more top table-tennis players than the rest of Britain put together. Fresh, ground-breaking and tackling subjects with broad appeal, Bounce is sure to be one of the most talked about books of the year.


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    Title
    Bounce
    Subtitle
    How Champions are Made
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Syed
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007363629
    ISBN 10: 0007363621
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, WSDP
    DC22: 796.01
    BISAC V2.8: SPO041000, SCI000000
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    08 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London