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)
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 .
Full of amazing stories. He weaves together neurobiology with the ancient wisdom of The Buddha. I am seeing an upcoming backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon in an entirely new light.
this isn't a book about survival but more about the psychology behind survival. don't purchase if your looking for survival stories, you won't find them here.
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No one! I do usually trust the reviews on Audible but the ones for this book must have been written by the author's family! The description of the book was so far off from what it actually is.
The stories are all exactly the same - chapter after chapter about a snowmobiler driving in cold weather and that he is a risk taker. Nothing of value whatsover!
Do not buy this book!!!!!
Boring. Didn't get past the first 1/2 hour, I wanted a good survival story and got a term paper. If that's what you're looking for great, really, but for me a waste
After reading the reviews I was very excited to read this book and it was a total disappointment. I have read and listened to many survival stories and this was the worst book of this genre that I have listened to. I was expecting a thorough and exciting account of each story and that did not happen. I did not finish the book because it was so bad so maybe it got better, but I was so disappointed I could not continue on. If you are looking for a detialed and exiting account of survival stories and an explanation of why people survive, this is NOT the book for you.
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