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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:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Compares the thought processes and actions of survivors and nonsurvivors in deadly situations, presenting case studies and discussing neurological and psychological research and ancient texts on survival; and lists twelve steps most survivors take in life-and-death situations as well as trying situations in everyday life.
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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: 52251242
Description: 301 p. ; 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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Should be required reading for anyone venturing off the beaten path. --Jeff Randall, Peruvian Air Force School of Jungle Survival"

 
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