Surviving the Extremes : What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance
A physician, NASA consultant, and expert on the extreme conditions that confront the human body journeys into six inhospitable environments--underwater, water surface, jungle, desert, high altitude, and outer space--to examine the reaction of the body to heat, cold, pressure, starvation, and exhaustion and its own innate survival strategies.
The Chemistry Of Life The Human Body
"Surviving the Extremes brings personal experience and scientific knowledge together beautifully, giving us narrative that are powerful, moving, and very real." -Oliver SacksA 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
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