In breath-taking narrative, the author attacks the question, why do some people survive life-or-death situations and others, similarly situated, do not? Gonzales does a compelling job of applying what scientific knowledge exists about the physiology and psychology of how humans deal with life-threatening crises. The situational context includes mountain climbing accidents, plane crashes and being lost in the wilderness. The author distills a common pattern of thought and behavior-what he labels the practice of "deep survival"- in those who make it through what would have killed others.
Product Details.Author: Lawrence Gonzales
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Year of Publication: 2003
Softcover: 319 pages
Retail price: 14.95
ISBN: 0-393-32615-2 pbk.