Examining such stories of miraculous endurance and tragic death, 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 essence of a survivor and offers 12 "Rules of Survival".
In the end, he finds, it is what's in your heart, not what's in your pack, that separates the living from the dead. This audiobook will change the way we understand ourselves and the great outdoors.
©2003 Laurence Gonzales; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"The study of survival offers an illuminating portal into the human psyche, and Gonzales, knowledgeable and passionate, is a compelling and trustworthy guide." (Booklist)
"A superb, entertaining addition to a nature buff's library, or for anyone not tucked safely away in a bunker." (Kirkus Reviews)
Very good. I wish I had this kind of insight 35 years ago when I was a USAF Survival Instructor. We used to refer to this poorly defined mystical "will to survive". We know that it's really a learned confidence called resilience. This book / author does a great job defining its many components and does it telling great stories.
could not stop listening to this book and was sad when it was over. The author paints an overall patten of survival though carefully told, broken down stories of past real survival.
I also loved that the central 'character' throughout the book is the authors father and the amazing feats he has done. Much respect.
I will be listening again and I hope there is more work by this author!
I loved every moment of this book, I have lived and preached my life, to have Emotional Resilience to make the right choices, in Fitness and Adventure. It has allowed my to have fight to come home, never let because it there attitude ignore the reality data I can obtain. This book I fully embrace, but sadly so few will who are avid and adventurous fitness nuts.
This is an excellent book and an excellent reading. I love that the book had ties directly to science complexity theory Chaos theory and real world experience. I also enjoyed personal nature of how the story of survival related to the author's father and life.
Recommend it to al family and friends as beneficial to understanding impact of one's thinking processes on one's success or lack thereof in meeting life's challenges of any sort.
Now I understand why I sometimes make the choices I do. I'm an irrational emotional decision maker sometimes. Good book for anyone who has actually survived a catastrophic accident.
A well constructed narrative/argument that might encourage one to take responsibility for oneself and step out into adventure with greater confidence and probability of success. I enjoyed it very much.
this book will get your mind working on ideas that may never occur otherwise. You will surely talk about topics from this book with family and friends. well worth the time .
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