Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Author:   Laurence Gonzales (Sante Fe Institute)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780393326154


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   11 February 2005
Format:   Paperback
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After her plane crashes, a seventeen-year-old girl spends eleven days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better-equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference? Examining such stories of miraculous endurance and tragic death?how people get into trouble and how they get out again (or not)?Deep Survival takes us from the tops of snowy mountains and the depths of oceans to the workings of the brain that control our behavior. Through close analysis of case studies, Laurence Gonzales describes the stages of survival and reveals the essence of a survivor?truths that apply not only to surviving in the wild but also to surviving life-threatening illness, relationships, the death of a loved one, running a business during uncertain times, even war. Fascinating for any reader, and absolutely essential for anyone who takes a hike in the woods, this book will change the way we understand ourselves and the great outdoors.

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Author:   Laurence Gonzales (Sante Fe Institute)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.259kg
ISBN:  

9780393326154


ISBN 10:   0393326152
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   11 February 2005
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Inactive
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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After the Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare, Laurence Gonzales' latest book would be the wise choice for any desert-island castaway. Conde Nast Traveller Buy it so you know what to do if you happen to fall off a mountain. Anthony Sattin, The Sunday Times


Gonzalez takes us on a fascinating, fast-paced, and exciting adventure into survival. His captivating stories, many from personal experience, will keep you turning the pages, stopping only to imagine how you, and your brain, would react when faced with a survival experience. -- Joseph LeDoux, author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self Professional rescuers will love this book. It goes to the heart of the instincts that drive us to risk our own lives to save others. -- Jacki Golike, Executive Director, National Association for Search and Rescue Laurence Gonzales has masterfully woven together personal survival stories with the study of human perception to reach rock-bottom truths about how to live with risk. -- Peter Stark, author of Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure Great stories of disaster and survival... combined with revealing science about the physiology and psychology of how we deal with crisis.... Accurate, accessible, up-to-date and insightful. -- Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers A feast of excitement and wonder. Makes complexity and chaos come alive, girdled by neurological processes, drenched with fantastic accounts of danger and death. You will see the world differently. -- Charles Perrow, author of Normal Accidents Deep Survival is by far the best book on the many insights into epic survival stories I have ever read. -- Daryl Miller, Chief of Mountaineering, Denali National Park & Preserve A fascinating look into why we are who we are. -- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Enough


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Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a fellow of the Santa Fe Institute. His essays are collected in the book House of Pain. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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