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Surviving survival : the art and science of resilience

Author: Laurence Gonzales
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2012.
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Drawing on cases across a range of life-threatening experiences, Laurence Gonzales makes a compelling argument about fear, courage and the adaptability of the human spirit.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Gonzales
ISBN: 9780393083187 0393083187
OCLC Number: 783160247
Description: viii, 257 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : no way home --
Be here now : from victum to rescuer --
The crocodile within : the burden of invisible memory --
The way of survival : rage in the realm of the spirits --
The gift of adversity : a survivor's attitude and the personal scum line --
The tyranny of reason : blindsight, gut feelings, and the sixth sense --
Want it, need it, have it : of phantom limbs and children --
See one, do one, teach one : the secret of seeking --
"Please, God, let me kill her" : dismantling the self --
Seaching for Frankenstein : knitting with words --
Lessons from Ishmael : the neurophysiology of travel --
The bear : one flew east, one flew west --
The bricklayer : the long way home --
The courage to suffer : if he can do it, you can, too --
The science of adaptation : there's no revenge like success --
The rules of life.
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Illness. Divorce. Job Loss. The Death of a loved one. You don't get this far in life without experiencing some adversity. But while you can't avoid painful events, you can learn to control your Read more...

 
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