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Surviving The Extremes

Author : Kenneth Kamler
ISBN : 0312280777
Genre : Science
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A physician, NASA consultant, and expert on the extreme conditions that confront the human body journeys into six inhospitable environments to examine the reaction of the body to heat, cold, pressure, starvation, and exhaustion and its own innate survival

Life At The Extremes

Author : Frances Ashcroft
ISBN : 0520234200
Genre : Medical
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From the oxygen-deprived heights of Everest to the high-pressure ocean depths, the limits of human endurance are probed in this fascinating look at the borderlands of physical potential.


Author : Nick Middleton
ISBN : 9781466892095
Genre : Travel
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Humans have a remarkable knack for surviving harsh environments. But how do people really endure the world's most remote and inhospitable landscapes, where nature still reigns and where the physical geography is raw and unforgiving? In Extremes, renowned geographer and travel writer Nick Middleton puts his body and mind to the test in an attempt to find the answer. His mission is to learn how to cope with four especially horrendous habitats. Through arctic wasteland, jungle, desert, and swamp, Nick pits himself against the elements and explains the geographical conditions that conspire to produce the world's harshest ecologies. He also discovers the various human quirks that people have evolved to make life at the edge bearable. In northern Greenland, Nick joins a group of Inuits hunting for narwhal, crucial to the group's survival, on the edge of fragile sea ice, while in the jungle he ventures into Congo's tropical forest, home of the Biaka pygmies. He joins the annual crossing of the Tenere desert by the women of the Tubu tribe to collect dates and then travels to Papua, one of the least explored places on earth, to find the Kombai people, a remote group of tree house dwellers above the Asmat region's flood plain. Extremes is Nick Middleton's amazing account of four of the most unwelcoming environments on earth. Can he pick up enough tips from the indigenous people of these locations to hack it at the very edge of human existence, or will his mid-latitude sensibilities forever let him down?

Extreme Medicine

Author : Kevin Fong
ISBN : 9780143126294
Genre : History
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"Published in Great Britain under the title Extremes: life, death and the limits of the human body by Hodder & Stoughton. First published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press, 2014."--Title page verso.

Extremes Along The Silk Road

Author : Nick Middleton
ISBN : 0719567203
Genre : Travel
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The Silk Road is the fabled route that cuts through one of the most extraordinary tracts of land on this planet. A vast region separating China from the Mediterranean, it rates as one of the least hospitable on Earth – a succession of hostile deserts and towering mountain ranges, a harsh terrain of howling winds, searing heat and blistering cold. No stranger to unforgiving territory, Nick Middleton follows in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo overland from China to Istanbul, surviving as they did the life-sapping Gobi desert, the icy passes of high altitude Tibet, and the great Steppes of Turkmenistan, and encounters those who eke out existences there today. Nick's great gift as an adventure writer is to weave together the personal experience of ridiculous endurance - from sleeping on steaming rocks in the middle of a sub-zero desert to eating the most dubiously-cooked local delicacies - with the bigger picture of our planet and its peoples.

The Jungle

Author : Upton Sinclair
Genre : Chicago (Ill.)
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Facing The Extreme

Author : Tzvetan Todorov
ISBN : 0805042644
Genre : History
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Studies the moral practices in concentration camps, uncovering the virtues that persevered throughout inhuman living conditions

Doctor On Everest

Author : Kenneth Kamler
ISBN : 1585745995
Genre : Travel
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Extreme Wilderness Survival

Author : Craig Caudill
ISBN : 9781624143502
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Real-World Tactics for Safety and Survival in Extreme Situations For the beginner and way beyond, Extreme Wilderness Survival has what every outdoorsman needs to stay safe in the woods: the right mind-set, skills, advanced tactics and gear choices based on real experiences. Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School has spent four decades gathering expertise in outdoor survival—including two 30-day solo sabbaticals in remote woods with only a knife. He teaches military personnel as well as everyday citizens how to avoid trouble and what to do when you can’t avoid it. In this book, Craig puts it all together in a sensible way, step by step, for almost any scenario—from getting lost alone to extreme group tactics. You’ll learn how to: · Strengthen your mental fortitude · Heighten awareness to avoid danger · Hunt, fish and forage for food · Make gear from scratch · Use tactics and self-defense to fight off predators · Track animals and other people · Choose the right gear to help you get home safe always In this book, you’ll learn how to work with nature, not against it, so you can travel with a healthy dose of confidence and caution, stay safe and survive no matter what dangers you encounter.


Author : Emma Barrett
ISBN : 9780199668588
Genre : Psychology
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Explores the physical and psychological challenges faced by people in extreme environments, discussing the traits they share that enable them to overcome pain, physical hardship, and loneliness.

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