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Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and Dehumanization of Sport Paperback – February, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: The Blackburn Press; 1 edition (February 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930665377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930665378
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,062,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...I heartily recommend Hoberman's book to serious students and enthusiasts of sport alike." -- William J. Morgan, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 19 (1992): 101, 106

"...mastery has enabled (Hoberman) to probe deeply and insightfully into the instrumentalization of the human body ... sports performance." -- Allen Guttmann, International Journal of the History of Sport 11 (1994): 516, 517

"The lure of money and the determination to establish national prestige have led trainers, scientists and doctors to endanger athletes. " -- Bill Littlefield on Morning Edition, National Public Radio (NPR), July 27, 1992

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By Toshia L. Stenger on January 2, 2013
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Bought this book as a required read for a masters level course I was taking. It was very interesting and I have passed it on to many friends.
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