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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] combines hard science and storytelling to illuminate the mysteries of survival, whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life's great challenges. [It] describe[s] the art and science of survival, will change the way you see your world.--P. [4] de la couv.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Gonzales
ISBN: 9780393326154 0393326152 0393052761 9780393052763
OCLC Number: 502910237
Notes: "First published as a Norton paperback 2004."
Description: 318 p
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 --
Danger zones --
Bending the map --
Inside the right stuff --
"We're all going to fuckin' die!" --
A view of heaven --
The sacred chamber --
A certain nobility --
The day of the fall.
Responsibility: Laurence Gonzales.
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"Unique among survival books...stunning...enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."-Penelope Purdy, Denver Post  Read more...

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"A fascinating look into why we are who we are." -- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Enough "A feast of excitement and wonder. Makes complexity and chaos come alive...fantastic accounts Read more...

 
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