Surviving the Extremes What Happens to the Human Body at the Limits of Human Endurance

ISBN-10: 0143034510
ISBN-13: 9780143034513
Edition: 2005
Authors: Kenneth Kamler
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Description: A true-life scientific thriller no reader will forget, Surviving the Extremestakes 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A true-life scientific thriller no reader will forget, Surviving the Extremestakes 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 sectionsjungle, high seas, desert, underwater, high altitude, and outer spacethis book uses firsthand testimony and documented accounts to investigate the science of what a body goes through and explains why people surviveand why they sometimes dont.

Kenneth Kamler, M.D. is Director of the Hand Treatment Center in New Hyde Park, New York, an attending orthopedic surgeon at several major hospitals in New York, & Vice President of The Explorers Club. He has been featured on "Nightline," CBS's "48 Hours," CNN, & profiled in "The New York Times" & "USA Today." He also appeared in the acclaimed IMAX movie "Everest."

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