Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why


By (author) Laurence Gonzales

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 55mm x 83mm x 10mm | 550g
  • Publication date: 11 February 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393326152
  • ISBN 13: 9780393326154
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 27,122

Product description

In ?Deep Survival?, Laurence Gonzalez combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival, whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life's great challenges. This gripping narrative, the first book to describe the art and science of survival, will change the way you see the world. Everyone has a mountain to climb. Everyone has a wilderness inside.

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Author information

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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"A fascinating look into why we are who we are." -- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Enough "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 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 "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 "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 "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 "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