The fastest man, the highest jump, and the science behind the absolute limits of physical potential
John Brenkus has spent the last decade studying and popularising the unique characteristics of the world's greatest athletes. He created the groundbreaking series Fight Science for National Geographic and presents and produces the Emmy Award-winning programme Sport Science on ESPN. He lives in Los Angeles.
"[Brenkus] busts out some Hawking-like equations in an effort to
calculate the outer limits of human athletic performance."--New
York Times Book Review
"This stuff is catnip to a sports fan."--The Week
"Fascinating...Sure to spark debate in sporting and scientific circles, the book is engagingly written, well argued, and-even when the conclusions seem almost science-fictiony-entirely plausible."--Booklist (starred review)