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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

by Laurence GonzalesLaurence Gonzales
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"Unique among survival books...stunning...enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."—Penelope Purdy, Denver Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393326154
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/17/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,247,498
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival, Flight 232, and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a scholar at the Sante Fe Institute. He divides his time between Evanston, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition ix

Prologue xv

1 How Accidents Happen

1 "Look Out, Here Comes Ray Charles" 21

2 Memories of the Future 44

3 A Map of the World 56

4 A Gorilla in Our Midst 69

5 The Anatomy of an Act of God 83

6 The Sand Pile Effect 97

7 The Rules of Life 115

8 Danger Zones 130

2 Survival

9 Bending the Map 151

10 Inside The Right Stuff 172

11 "We're AIL Going to Fuckin' Die!" 193

12 A View of Heaven 217

13 The Sacred Chamber 227

14 A Certain Nobility 247

15 The Day of the Fall 260

Appendix: The Rules of Adventure 278

Selected Bibliography 297

Acknowledgments 303

Index 305

Author's Note 319

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