Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport

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This richly documented history of how science triumphed over sport shows how the Greek ideal of a sound mind in a healthy body has been defeated by the impossible quest to exceed merely human limits. The modern obsession with "enhancing" athletic performance goes back to the 19th century, and the use of steroids is only the latest development in the dehumanization of sport. 8-page photo insert.

Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport 2001, Blackburn Press

ISBN-13: 9781930665378

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Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport 1992, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029147658

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