Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival, Flight 232, and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a scholar at the Sante Fe Institute. He divides his time between Evanston, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Riveting accounts of avalanches, mountain accidents, sailors lost at sea, and the man-made hell of 9/11.--Stephen Bodio
A fascinating look into why we are who we are.--Bill McKibben, author of Falter
Deep Survival is by far the best book on the many insights into epic survival stories I have ever read.--Daryl Miller, former chief mountaineering ranger, Denali National Park & Preserve
Great stories of disaster and survival...combined with revealing science about the physiology and psychology of how we deal with crisis. [Gonzales's] science is accurate, accessible, up-to-date, and insightful. An extremely good book.--Robert M. Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
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
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
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 The Next Catastrophe