Deep Survival: Who Lives, who Dies, and why : True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death
After her plane crashes, a seventeen-year-old girl spends eleven days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better-equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference?
Examining such stories of miraculous endurance and tragic death—how people get into trouble and how they get out again (or not)—Deep Survival takes us from the tops of snowy mountains and the depths of oceans to the workings of the brain that control our behavior. Through close analysis of case studies, Laurence Gonzales describes the "stages of survival" and reveals the essence of a survivor—truths that apply not only to surviving in the wild but also to surviving life-threatening illness, relationships, the death of a loved one, running a business during uncertain times, even war.
Fascinating for any reader, and absolutely essential for anyone who takes a hike in the woods, this book will change the way we understand ourselves and the great outdoors.
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Interesting but repetitiveUser Review - steve53443 - Overstock.com
The book is interesting and informative but each chapter seems to repeat itself on the lessons learned. Im about 13 of the way through the book and Ive put it down to finish reading other books. Ill get back to it eventually but Im in no hurry. Read full review
I understand that there are some people who are simply not capable of understanding this book. For those who are, this is one of the most insightful publications on the subject. His understanding of the breadth of the subject is very impressive. Well written and accurate in his research, I strongly recommend this book to anyone looking to gain insight on the survival process.
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