Deep Survival

Deep Survival

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

Book - 2017
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Over a decade since its original publication, 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. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life's obstacles, Gonzales's gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
ISBN: 9780393353716
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 12, 2018

Kind of a common theme in the comments. I have been praising this very addictive book to everyone I know and even some strangers who happened by and asked what I was reading. Even though this was a total page turner I felt that I needed to slow it down and at times put it down to absorb everything it had to offer. There is someone waiting on the list so I need to return it today but I will be book marking it for a re-read in a year or so. Who says print is dead?? I am sure this is one that will SURVIVE the test of time. pass it on

Sep 11, 2017

One of my favorite books! Riveting from start to finish. I've read it twice.

May 14, 2013

A classic. This is not a "speed read", but rather an insightful rendition of the phenomenon of survival. I rarely write comments.

Sep 29, 2012

I loved it. The author goes into some detail about the mindset used by some who survive some remarkably difficult dilemmas, and I think the same mindset can be used to survive some less harrowing everyday challenges. Fascinating and useful.

Jul 29, 2012

I'm not a big fan of survival epics but loved this book. It's interesting to hear what works and how people have survived various outdoor events. Not only enjoyable and interesting, but also includes lessons learned. Good instruction for anyone who goes outdoors and very readable.

Jul 17, 2012

If you're a fan of survival epics, (Endurance, Annapurna, Into Thin Air, etc) you'll find this book to be REALLY interesting. I did. There are a few places where it gets a bit slow, but it's generally well-paced. And most importantly, the insights into the central question (who lives, who dies, and why) are fascinating and even instructive. Recommended for all fans of outdoor literature, and/or anyone who participates in outdoor activities. Enjoyable too.

Jan 10, 2010

Listened to it from iTunes Audiobooks. Pretty good and interesting.


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Nov 25, 2014

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