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Extreme : why some people thrive at the limits

Author: Emma Caroline Barrett; Paul Martin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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In Extreme, Emma Barrett and Paul Martin explore the challenges that people in extreme environments face, including pain, physical hardship, loneliness, disagreements, and the approaches taken to overcome them. Using many fascinating examples and personal accounts, they take a close look at the psychological impact on those who face these challenges, the traits that enable some people to succeed, and what we can  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Caroline Barrett; Paul Martin
ISBN: 9780199668588 0199668582
OCLC Number: 877846802
Description: ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Life at the edge --
Bravery --
Hardship --
Bad sleep --
Monotony --
Alone --
Other people --
Teamwork --
Know-how --
Focus --
Resilience --
Choosing extremes --
Staying and leaving.
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