Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why (Paperback)

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

From Publishers Weekly
When confronted with a life-threatening situation, 90% of people freeze or panic, says Gonzales in this exploration of what makes the remaining 10% stay cool, focused and alive. Gonzales (The Hero’s Apprentice; The Still Point), who has covered survival stories for National Geographic Explorer, Outside and Men’s Journal, uncovers the biological and psychological reasons people risk their lives and why some are better at it than others. In the first part of the (more…)

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.


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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    great book on survival
    Great book on survival. Liked the part on fighter pilots trying to land on an unsteady ship in the ocean.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Not going to find this in other “survival” books
    I picked this up in a bookstore for entertainment on a long flight home. It wasn’t what I expected; it was more.
    This book reads like a fiction novel at times.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    It is the core of Survival. Great Book!!!!!
    I am a survivalist. I taught Survival in the Military for 11 years. I have trained people from all walks of life, all over the world on how to manage their survival situations…

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Lessons for surviving daily life
    Not only could I not put this book down but I continue to pick it up again and reread bits and pieces of it. There were so many amazing things contained in this book.

  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Deep Survival
    Totally overrated. Provides slightly more insight than basic common sense. Should have been left as a magazine article.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding Business Book
    I’m a CEO who has managed businesses through good times and bad for the last 15 years and I found this to be one of the best business/management books I’ve read in a long, long…

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A book that requires some background knowledge…
    This book is very interesting, not because it tells you the technicalities of how to survive in extreme situations (if you want that, pick up the SAS survival guide or any…

  8. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Some survive
    Mr. Gonzales certainly has lived an interesting life: stunt pilot, published writer, son of a pilot who survived one of the most unlikely situations in history (falling out of an…

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Deep Survival is a must read
    Deep Survival provides a fascinating look into the human mind and how it responds to outside stimuli; in particular to extreme life and death situations.

  10. 2.0 out of 5 stars
    Good stories but terribly sexist
    He tends to overwrite a lot, overwrought metaphors and such, but there are some great stories here. However, women are hardly to be found.

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