Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

by Laurence Gonzales

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

Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393354218
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 38,985
File size: 864 KB

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition ix

Prologue xv

1 How Accidents Happen

1 "Look Out, Here Comes Ray Charles" 21

2 Memories of the Future 44

3 A Map of the World 56

4 A Gorilla in Our Midst 69

5 The Anatomy of an Act of God 83

6 The Sand Pile Effect 97

7 The Rules of Life 115

8 Danger Zones 130

2 Survival

9 Bending the Map 151

10 Inside The Right Stuff 172

11 "We're AIL Going to Fuckin' Die!" 193

12 A View of Heaven 217

13 The Sacred Chamber 227

14 A Certain Nobility 247

15 The Day of the Fall 260

Appendix: The Rules of Adventure 278

Selected Bibliography 297

Acknowledgments 303

Index 305

Author's Note 319

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