Deep Survival (Hardcover)

Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death

By Laurence Gonzales

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393052763, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/10/2017)
Compact Disc (8/1/2006)
Paperback (10/17/2004)
Audio Cassette (9/1/2006)
Compact Disc (8/1/2006)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/15/2008)
MP3 CD (8/1/2006)

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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.