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Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Informative and imaginitive

    What a wonderful and life affirming book. So glad it came into my brain. It is spirital and realistic at the same time. I am not easily pleased but this book really captured my heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Medicine cats den

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  • Posted August 24, 2010

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    pretty intense read!

    Last Breath is a fascinating read into the physiological realities of a person on the brink of death. I liked the detail and depth Stark put into this book.

    Each chapter of Last Breath is dedicated to a different adventure and a different malady. For instance, in chapter 5 a young man hits the ocean on his sailboat and forgets to take fresh food. Peter Stark details what happens to your body when scurvy sets in as well as a short history of the disease. In Chapter 8 a young couple head to a secluded beach in Australia where the reader learns about the sting of a box jellyfish. Peter Stark did an awesome job making these stories highly readable and interesting. They are part adventure story and part science lesson. And he covers a lot! Everything from hypothermia to heatstroke is covered. He writes about the bends as well as mountain sickness. Some of these stories have happy endings for the characters involved but many don't. I appreciated the realism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    What a Rush!

    Author Peter Stark brings you to the edge with this compilation of adventure stories. Through his detailed descriptions, an average individual can experience what it's like to suffer from scurvy, to be stung by jellyfish, or to drown, all without even leaving the confines of his home. Despite the morbid topics, it's more enlightening than macabre. A must read!

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