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Deep Survival

Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Deep Survival provides a new lens for looking at survival, risk taking, and life itself, examining why some people survive disasters while others perish. Author Laurence Gonzales takes the reader on a fast-paced and exciting journey into survival, talking to dozens of thrill seekers--mountain climbers, sailors, jet pilots, and others--and surveying the scientific brain basis of fear.

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Laurence Gonzales

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Deep Survival provides a new lens for looking at survival, risk taking, and life itself, examining why some people survive disasters while others perish. Author Laurence Gonzales takes the reader on a fast-paced and exciting journey into survival, talking to dozens of thrill seekers--mountain climbers, sailors, jet pilots, and others--and surveying the scientific brain basis of fear. More than just a thrilling read about close calls and risk takers, Deep Survival offers principals that readers can apply to any challenge life poses, from handling the day-to-day business world to extreme trials such as coping with a serious illness or dealing with addiction and recovery.


Author: Laurence Gonzales
Edition: 2003
Format: paperback, 302 pages
Size: 6 by 9 inches
ISBN: 0-393-32615-2
Publisher: W.W.Norton

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Author Laurence Gonzales
About the Author Laurence Gonzales has been studying accidents and their roots in human behavior for more than thirty-five years. Deep Survival is the culmination of that research. He has published widely, won numerous awards, and appeared as a speaker before groups as diverse as the Santa Fe Institute, Legg Mason Capital Management, and the Wilderness Medical Society.
Endorsements "Unique among survival books... stunning... enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."—Penelope Purdy, Denver Post
Activity Skills/Instruction
Publisher W.W. Norton
Edition 1st Edition
Format Paperback
Dimensions 8.3 x 5.5 inches, (October 17, 2004)
ISBN-13 9780393353716

Endorsements

"Unique among survival books... stunning... enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."—Penelope Purdy, Denver Post

About the Author

Laurence Gonzales has been studying accidents and their roots in human behavior for more than thirty-five years. Deep Survival is the culmination of that research. He has published widely, won numerous awards, and appeared as a speaker before groups as diverse as the Santa Fe Institute, Legg Mason Capital Management, and the Wilderness Medical Society.