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Anne-Marie, June 11, 2013 (view all comments by Anne-Marie)
This is one of those books that you cannot read quickly. You read a few pages, stop and think about what you read and how it might apply to you, then you read on. It is engrossing, interesting, scientific, and it challenges assumptions. It may challenge you to change the way you think, and to follow that saying "do one thing that scares you every day." Lent to me by a friend, it was a very good though slow read. You may want to buy your own :)
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Anne-Marie, June 11, 2013 (view all comments by Anne-Marie)
This is one of those books that you cannot read quickly. You read a few pages, stop and think about what you read and how it might apply to you, then you read on. It is engrossing, interesting, scientific, and it challenges assumptions. It may challenge you to change the way you think, and to follow that saying "do one thing that scares you every day." Lent to me by a friend, it was a very good though slow read. You may want to buy your own :)
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pamela v, March 22, 2011 (view all comments by pamela v)
The accounts of survival in this book are fascinating, some even riveting. I read the book with interest and then about halfway into it realized that he makes up theories to fit facts as he goes along -- every new occurrence stimulates a new explanatory theory, to the point that none of the theories were really integrated with each other. Some even contradict each other. He just kind of puts out his ideas out there without a lot of thinking about whether or not these explanations for very different behaviors in survivors make sense. Each one taken separately works just fine -- it's just that there's mostly speculation backing them up.

That said, it's a highly entertaining read and a real cautionary tale to think and plan before you go 'adventuring.'

recommended for a casual read but not for someone really interested in understanding these kinds of escapades...
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gwalter, January 19, 2010 (view all comments by gwalter)
This is only one of two books I read more than once last decade. Not only does it start out with a uniquely NW story, a climbing tragedy that occurred on the slopes of Mt. Hood, but the stories get better and better. But this isn't just about wilderness survival, this book will enable you to understand business survival, family survival, and a whole host of other situations. Gonzales knew what he was writing about!
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Mak, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Mak)
This book was amazing, I couldn't put it down, read the whole thing in one sitting. If you have a love for adventure and the outdoors you cannot help but become obsessed with this book.
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ISBN:
9780393326154
Author:
Gonzales, Laurence
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Personalityy
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Outdoors-General
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Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.26x5.52x.77 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393326154 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Unique among survival books... stunning... enthralling. makes compelling, and chilling, reading."--Penelope Purdy,
"Synopsis" by , In ?, Laurence Gonzalez combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival, whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life's great challenges. This gripping narrative, the first book to describe the art and science of survival, will change the way you see the world. Everyone has a mountain to climb. Everyone has a wilderness inside.
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