Racing the Clock by Bernd Heinrich audiobook

Racing the Clock: Running Across a Lifetime

By Bernd Heinrich
Read by Fred Sanders

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062973276

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665099172

  • ISBN: 9781665099165

  • ISBN: 9781665099189

Runtime: 6.81 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An award-winning, much-loved biologist turns his gaze on himself, using his long-distance running to illuminate the changes to a human body over a lifetime Part memoir, part scientific investigation, Racing the Clock is the book biologist and natural historian Bernd Heinrich has been waiting his entire life to write. A dedicated and accomplished marathon (and ultra-marathon) runner who won his first marathon at age thirty-nine, Heinrich looks deeply at running, aging, and the body, exploring the unresolved relationship between metabolism, diet, exercise, and age. 

Why do some bodies age differently than others? How much control do we have over that process and what effect, if any, does being active have? Bringing to bear research from his entire career and in the spirit of his classic Why We Run, Heinrich probes the questions of how we use energy and continue to adapt to our mutable surroundings and circumstances. Beyond that, he examines how our bodies change while we age but also how we can work with, if not overcome, many of these changes—and what all this tells us about evolution and the mechanisms of life, health, and happiness.

Racing the Clock offers fascinating and surprising conclusions, all while bringing the reader along on Heinrich’s compelling journey to what he says will be his final race—a fifty-kilometer race at age eighty. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] tender memoir…An appealing account of a life spent observing and enjoying nature and frequently running within it.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Bernd Heinrich

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 6.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English