Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 17, 2004 - Psychology - 320 pages
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"Unique among survival books... stunning... enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."—Penelope Purdy, Denver Post

In ?Deep Survival?, Laurence Gonzalez combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival, whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life's great challenges. This gripping narrative, the first book to describe the art and science of survival, will change the way you see the world. Everyone has a mountain to climb. Everyone has a wilderness inside.
 

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Interesting but repetitive

User 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

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This book absolutely stinks. I got through 100 pages and wanted to blow my brains out. This Laurence Gonzales guy keeps pretty much repeating his points of survival. People told me that a girl gets in a plane crash and I did not read anything about that in what I read. I do not recommend this book. I highly recommend something such as Number The Stars or Anne Frank, but Deep Survival is complete bogus. 

Contents

LOOK OUT
21
MEMORIES OF
44
A MAP OF
56
A GORILLA
69
THE ANATOMY OF
83
THE SAND PILE
97
THE RULES
115
DANGER
130
INSIDE THE
172
WERE ALL GOING
193
A VIEW OF
217
THE SACRED
227
A CERTAIN
247
THE DAY OF
260
THE RULES OF
278
SELECTED
297

SURVIVAL
149
BENDING
151
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
303
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About the author (2004)

Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival, Flight 232 and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a scholar at the Sante Fe Institute. He divides his time between Evanston, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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