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Surviving the Extremes: What Happens To the Human Body At the Limits of Human Endurance

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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.

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A veteran of Everest climbs (such as the one documented in "Into Thin Air," on which he was attending physician), Dr. Kamler knows what happens when bodies are pushed to their limits. This captivating book takes readers into six environments: underwater, water surface, jungle, desert, high altitude, and outer space.

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Dr. Kenneth Kamler is a microsurgeon and the author of Doctor on Everest, his account of being the only physician on Mt. Everest during the Into Thin Air expedition. He has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 48 Hours, and CNN and profiled in The New York Times and USA Today. He was named a “best doctor” by New York magazine and lives in New York City.

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PATRICK HANEY, November 6, 2007 (view all comments by PATRICK HANEY)
This was a good book just not what i expected.There are some parts you will not be able to put this book down. The amazon and everest parts are a perfect example.But then there are some that drag. He has an awesome way of giving you facts and personal experience.Still a good book.
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Crystal, February 6, 2007 (view all comments by Crystal)
This is one of the most engaging non fiction books I've had the pleasure of reading. Dr. Kamler explores the processes the human body goes through when put in environments inhospitable to human life. From outer space to underwater, it's the vast amount of details that make this book so special. Personal experience is mixed with scientific evidence to provide a truly amazing look at what happens to the body in a hostile environment. I have a new appreciation for both the environment and the human body after reading this book.
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ISBN:
9780143034513
Author:
Kamler, Kenneth
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.06x5.52x.73 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A veteran of Everest climbs (such as the one documented in "Into Thin Air," on which he was attending physician), Dr. Kamler knows what happens when bodies are pushed to their limits. This captivating book takes readers into six environments: underwater, water surface, jungle, desert, high altitude, and outer space.

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