Books et al.HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

Smarter, stronger, longer

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Science  14 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6407, pp. 1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau8262

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In Superhuman, Rowan Hooper sets out to explore the extremes of human ability, traveling the world and meeting a colorful cast of superlative subjects along the way.  An editor for New Scientist, Hooper trained as an evolutionary biologist and is an open-minded and able guide, lucidly explaining the genetic and environmental factors that allow rare individuals to run for days on end, or sleep 3 hours a night long-term, or learn dozens of languages fluently.