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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why Deep Survival Who Lives, Who Dies, and WhyE by Laurence Gonzales

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  • 336 pages
  • Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
  • Laurence Gonzales
  • English
  • 22 January 2017
  • 0393353710

About the Author: Laurence Gonzales

Laurence Gonzales was named a Journalism Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in 2015 and appointed to be an SFI Miller Scholar in 2016 He has won numerous awards for his books and essays, including two National Magazine Awards, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.He is the author of the best seller Deep Survival Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why, which has just been released in a new edition by W.W Norton The sequel to this book, Surviving Surival The Art and Science of Resilience, was named one of the best books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews His collection of essays from the University of Arkansas Press is entitled House of Pain.His latest book is Flight 232 A Story of Disaster and Survival, a 360 degree reconstruction of the crash of a fully loaded jumbo jet Richard Rhodes, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Making of the Atomic Bomb, called this book, Intense, gripping, alive with knowledge and compassion, Flight 232 is a new masterpiece of calamity and courage.To see a video of the actual crash, visit the web site here flight232.comYou can also read excerpts of his books there and see the video trailer for his novel Lucy published by Alfred A Knopf and available from Vintage paperbacks.Praise for Flight 232 A ferocious close up account Times of London Masterful reporting San Francisco Chronicle A masterful book Budd Davisson, Editor in Chief Flight Journal magazine I couldn t put it down What an incredible work Laurence Gonzales has created I have never seen such a thorough and fascinating treatise about an aircraft accident Too bad he wasn t around to do the same with the Hindenburg Barry Schiff, Author of The Proficient Pilot Chronicling the greatest successful failure of the Jet Age, Gonzales takes us on an amazing journey that begins with a slight impurity no larger than a grain of rice in a massive fan disk and ends in a remarkable tale of chance, impromptu invention, astounding heroics, and the pure will to survive The fact that anyone, let alone 184 people, survived this crash is miraculous though it is only in the careful exposition of such miracles that one gains an understanding of our complex technological world and of ourselves Prof John H Miller External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute Head of the Department of Social and Decision Sciences Carnegie Mellon University I think it s a masterpiece I think of books like Hiroshima,Fate Is The Hunter,or A Night To Remember, or even Alive It s a classic, plain and simple Tony Bill, winner of the Academy Award for The Sting.Praise for Surviving SurvivalTimely, realistic, and accessible self help book on the potential of growth from suffering Recommended Antoinette Brinkman, Library JournalExcellent An education for those wishing to be of use in a stressful, often frightening world Kirkus Reviews, Best Nonfiction Books of 2012Gonzales reveals how recovery can be a transforming experience that not only moves us forward but also enriches our lives in ways we never could have imagined More MagazinePraise for Deep SurvivalI tore through Deep Survival like I d been waiting to read it my whole life Gonzales s writing is effortless and compelling, and his research is first rate I can t imagine a better book on the topic Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect StormFar and away the best book on management, leadership and employment I have read this yearAnyone who has ever tried to understand the mind of the entrepreneur should read this book Rickard Donkin, Financial Times Riveting accounts of avalanches, mountain accidents, sailors lost at sea, and the man made hell of 9 11 Stephen Bodio, Sports Illustrated This book will help you should you ever find yourself pinned under a rock in a roaring white water river But it will help you evenif you ever find yourself wondering why your brain works the way it does under the stress of everyday life A fascinating look into why we are who we are Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and EnoughGonzales has masterfully woven together personal survival stories with the study of human perception to reach rock bottom truths about how to live with risk Peter Stark, author of Last Breath The Limits of Adventure Gonzales s science is accurate, accessible, up to date and insightful An extremely good book Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers Deep Survival provides a new lens for looking at survival, risk taking, and life itself Gonzales takes the reader on a roller coaster ride that ends with rules of survival we can all stand to learn Equally important, he answers the question what is the value of taking risks I love this book Jed Williamson, editor of Accidents in North American MountaineeringA fascinating, fast paced, and exciting adventure into survival, including an excellent survey of the brain basis of fear Joseph LeDoux, professor of neural science at New York University and author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic SelfRemarkable, unique, and compulsively readable David Roberts, author of Escape from Lucania An Epic Story of SurvivalDeep Survival is by far the best book on the many insights into epic survival stories I have ever read Daryl Miller, chief of mountaineering, Denali National Park PreserveUnique among survival booksstunningenthralling Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading Penelope Purdy, Denver PostPraise for Everyday SurvivalWell written and fascinatingthis is the kind of book you want everyone to read Cleveland Plain Dealer Part scientific exploration, part poetic meditation, Everyday Survival is a book for everyone who cares about where we have come from, and where we may be going Bill Miller, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe InstituteThe evidence Gonzales, a natural storyteller, cites is rivetingEach story is tightly told and convincingly deconstructed Santa Fe New MexicanMixing psychology, sociology, and anthropology, Everyday Survival provides clear, cautionary lessons on the dangers of the world we live in Sacramento Book ReviewA plea for heightened awareness of our surroundings, and good reading for the how things work set Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Lucy Gonzales has Crichton s gift for page turning storytelling, but also a vivid, literary grade prose style, and a knack for getting inside his characters heads Entertainment Weekly, Grade A Gonzales s Lucy is an improbably delightful young lady Lucy pulls the reader in because of the sweet girl at its center, but the novel also makes one think about what it means to be human, and how love can be a bridge to understanding and acceptance BookPageCompelling Outstanding Lucy is beach reading with bite Chicago TribuneTimely and provocative Gonzales injects his dialogue with doses of frivolity, wit, and a youthful insight at once frightfully innocent and calculatingly wise to the power of media and technology The Boston Globe A coming of age except I m also part bonobo biotech thriller This is an enjoyable ride that makes you think about what it means to be human Outside The clever ending Mr Gonzales has come up with for Lucy marks a complete departure from the Frankenstein template, and it s oddly satisfying on an emotional level The New York TimesLucy isthan a high school drama, a fish out of water novel about how a hybrid girl tries to fit in at a suburban Chicago high school This Lucy is an action packed politically charged thriller that puts evolution forth as an unassailable fact, and raises ethical and moral questions about biotechnical science, government power and the morality of leadership Chicago Tribune Laurence Gonzales presents us with a captivating lead character Part science thriller, part tender novel, Lucy is written with a full awareness of the evil people are capable of Gonzales, like Mary Shelley before him, shows us on the brink of a terrible knowledge The Free Lance Star Fredericksburg, VA Harks back to the science fiction of the mid 20th century Lucy is a likeable and thoroughly intriguing character with a unique perspective Reveals a generous spirit and a flair for suspense The Columbus Dispatch Love and loss are at the core of this unusual story that analyzes life, relationships and issues of evolution Woman s Day Gonzales excels at creating universal moments The News Observer Raleigh, NC Shrewd social critique Gonzales raises profound questions about identity, family, animal and human rights, and genetic engineering without compromising the ever escalating suspense Lucy is irresistible, her predicament wrenching, and Gonzales s imaginative, sweet natured, hard charging, and deeply inquisitive thriller will be a catalyst for serious thought and debate Booklist A riveting, moving and informative survival story San Antonio Express News Lucy is muchthan an ape and this novel is muchthan just a summer beach book Curled Up With A Good Book Gonzales does a great job of keeping the action moving at a fast pace Gonzales comes back to the question of what it means to be human again and again Reading Lucy is an interesting way to confront this question and find your own answer The Advocate



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