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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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the first half of this book but I felt the second half dragged, going over the same things that had been talked about in the first half. It was much more scientific than I had anticipated ... Read full review

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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

The author knows well how to paint a picture and turn a phrase. His passion is well understood through his narrative, as well as its source. I believe the scientific exposition/areas-of-the-mind ... Read full review

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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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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