Surviving the Extremes
Surviving the Extremes
What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance
Kenneth Kamler

Combining personal experience and scientific knowledge, Kammler weaves together the stories of victims and survivors of the most extreme conditions on Earth: high altitudes, deserts, open sea, deep sea, jungles, and outer space. An amazing book. Picked by Nancy, City Lights Books

A true-life scientific thriller no reader will forget, Surviving the Extremes takes us to the farthest reaches of the earth as well as into the uncharted territory within the human body, spirit, and brain. A vice president of the legendary Explorers Club, as well as surgeon, explorer, and masterful storyteller, Dr. Kenneth Kamler has spent years discovering what happens to the human body in extreme environmental conditions. Divided into six sections—jungle, high seas, desert, underwater, high altitude, and outer space—this book uses firsthand testimony and documented accounts to investigate the science of what a body goes through and explains why people survive—and why they sometimes don't.

Title Surviving the Extremes
Subtitle What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance
Author Kenneth Kamler
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 28 December 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 336 p.
ISBN-10 0143034510
ISBN-13 9780143034513
Publication Date 28 December 2004
Main content page count 336
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.00

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