Why We Run: A Natural History Audiobook, by Bernd Heinrich Play Audiobook Sample

Why We Run: A Natural History Audiobook

Why We Run: A Natural History Audiobook, by Bernd Heinrich Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jonathan Beville Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798765004708

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Longest Chapter Length:

54:09 minutes

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02:40 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

23:27 minutes

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Publisher Description

When Bernd Heinrich decided to write a memoir of his ultramarathon running experience he realized that the preparation for the race was as important, if not more so, than the race itself. Considering the physiology and motivation of running from a scientific point of view, he wondered what he could learn from other animals.

In Why We Run, Heinrich considers the flight endurance of birds, the antelope's running prowess and limitations, and the ultra-endurance of camels to understand how human physiology can or cannot replicate these adaptations. With his characteristic blend of scientific inquiry and philosophical musings, Heinrich offers an original and provocative work combining the rigors of science with the passion of running.

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About Bernd Heinrich

Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous award-winning books, including the bestselling The Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and Winter World. Among his many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting. Mind of the Raven won the John Burroughs Medal for Natural History Writing and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is a frequent contributor to national media and professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont.