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    DescriptionRight now, more people are risking their lives for their sports then ever before in history. As Thomas Pynchon once put it in Gravity's Rainbow, 'it is not often that Death is told so clearly to f@%* off'. Over the past three decades, the bounds of the possible in action and adventure sports - from sky-diving to motocross to surfing and beyond - have been pushed farther and faster. A generation's worth of iconoclastic misfits have rewritten the rules of the feasible; not just raising the bar, but obliterating it altogether. Along the way, they have become a force pushing evolution relentlessly onward. In a thrilling narrative that draws on biology, psychology, and philosophy, Steven Kotler asks why, at the tail end of the 20th century and the early portion of the 21st, are we seeing such a multi-sport assault on reality? Did we somehow slip through a wormhole to another universe where gravity is optional and common sense obsolete? And where - if anywhere - do our actual limits lie?


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    Title
    The Rise of Superman
    Subtitle
    Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven Kotler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782060253
    ISBN 10: 1782060251
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SPO041000, SCI000000, SPO064000
    BIC subject category V2: WSE
    DC23: 796.046
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, SXQ
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    06 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Steven Kotler is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, and West of Jesus. His articles have appeared in New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Outside, Popular Science, Men's Journal and Discover. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, the author Joy Nicholson.
    Review quote
    'An electrifying book about a potent state of mind. If you aren't inspired to brainhack your way up to the next level, start again at page one' David Eagleman, neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author of Incognito. 'Some of the stories of extreme sports are remarkable' Matthew Syed, The Times.