A lower priced version of this book is available
Save £4.19 (42%) by choosing the Kindle Edition.
£4.99
Kindle price
£9.18
Paperback price

Save <span class="a-color-price">£4.19 (42%)</span> by choosing the Kindle Edition. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
  • RRP: £9.99
  • You Save: £0.81 (8%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Sports Gene: Talent, ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success Paperback – 2 Jan 2014

4.4 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews

See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£9.18
£5.17 £1.27
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success
  • +
  • The Talent Code: Greatness isn't born. It's grown
  • +
  • Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
Total price: £21.87
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Jersey (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 022409162X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224091626
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"A wonderful book. Thoughtful... fascinating." (Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers)

"Provides a powerful and convincing analysis of how genes influence all our lives, especially the careers of elite sportsmen" (The Times)

"A fascinating, thought-provoking look at the leading edge of sports performance, written by a guy who knows the territory. David, besides being a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, was a collegiate runner for Columbia University. More to the point, he’s a terrific researcher and a fine, thoughtful writer" (Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code)

"Full credit to David Epstein, a Sports Illustrated journalist with a serious and deep knowledge of genetics and sports science, for his terrific and unblinking new book, The Sports Gene, a timely corrective to the talent-denial industry" (Ed Smith New Statesman)

"Endlessly fascinating" (John Harding Daily Mail)

Book Description

An entertaining and thought-provoking examination of the truth behind talent and success.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

31 August 2013
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
6 June 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
23 November 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
27 January 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
17 July 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
6 October 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
19 October 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
26 June 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: personal training

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?