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Deep survival : who lives, who dies, and why : true stories of miraculous endurance and sudden death

Author: Laurence Gonzales
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2003.
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"In Deep Survival, Laurence Gonzales pulls readers to the boundary region between life and death, where they peer into the hearts, minds, and souls of those who have survived seemingly impossible situations and those who have given in to death. Through careful dissection of case studies, he illuminates the essence of the true survivor - the internal battles that are waged between fear and hope, reason and emotion,
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Gonzales
ISBN: 0393052761 9780393052763
OCLC Number: 223732108
Description: 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Look out, here comes Ray Charles --
Memories of the future --
A map of the world --
A gorilla in our midst --
The anatomy of an act of God --
The sand pile effect --
The rules of life --
Thank God for surfboards --
Bending the map --
The right stuff --
"We're all gonna fuckin' die!" --
A view of heaven --
The sacred chamber --
A certain nobility --
The day of the fall.
Responsibility: Laurence Gonzales.
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Laurence Gonzales delves into the science, psychology and art of wilderness survival. Examining stories of miraculous endurance and tragic death, he takes us to the top of snowy mountains and the  Read more...

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Table of Contents (ISBN 0-393-05276-1) Prelogue ______________________________________ 9. PART ONE: HOW ACCIDENTS HAPPEN ONE: "Look out, Here Comes Ray Charles" _________ 21. TWO: Memories of the Future _____________________43. THREE: A Map of the World ______________________55. FOUR: A Gorilla in Our Midst _____________________67. FIVE: The Anatomy of an Act of God _______________80. SIX: The Sand Pile Effect ________________________93. SEVEN: The Rules of Life _______________________110. EIGHT: Danger Zones __________________________124. PART TWO: SURVIVAL NINE: Bending the Map _________________________143. TEN: Inside the Right Stuff ______________________163. ELEVEN: "We're All Gonna Fuckin' Die!" ___________183. TWELVE: A View of Heaven _____________________205. THIRTEEN: The Sacred Chamber _________________215. FOURTEEN: A Certain Nobility ___________________233. FIFTEEN: The Day of the Fall ____________________245. Appendix: The Rules of Adventure ________________ 262. Selected Bibliography __________________________ 279. Acknowledgements ____________________________ 285. Index ________________________________________ 287. Author's Note _________________________________ 303.

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Should be required reading for anyone venturing off the beaten path. --Jeff Randall, Peruvian Air Force School of Jungle Survival"

 
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by LCBane (WorldCat user published 2008-05-31) Very Good Permalink
I really liked this book. The only fault I find is that it wanders on a very meandering path and doubles back and then forges ahead only to double back again at times. It is an interesting journey, but at times I had to refer back to someone or some accident addressed in a previous chapter. In the end,...
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