Last Breath by Peter Stark

Last Breath by Peter Stark

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Peter Stark examines the physiological, psychological and emotional stages our bodies and minds go through at the brink of death. Covering hypothermia, drowing, altitude sickness, heat stroke, falling, deep-sea bends, maleria, dehydration and scurvy, Stark confronts and explains them all.

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An exploration of what happens to our bodies and minds in the perilous last moments of life when an extreme adventure goes wrong. More and more people, so it seems, are attempting to achieve the impossible - climb unclimbable mountains, swim unfathomable seas, and cut through unimaginable jungles. And, more and more deaths and near-death experiences are filling the news. This book examines the physiological, psychological and emotional stages our bodies and minds go through at the brink of death. Covering hypothermia, drowing, altitude sickness, heat stroke, falling, deep-sea bends, maleria, dehydration and scurvy, Stark confronts and explains them all. Read about the man lost in New England's snowy woods, the woman who is hallucinates as she succumbs to a cerebral edema, and the last gasp of the foolish diver who went too deep with too little oxygen. A large part of the stories explore the euphoria and mysticism that many people experience in the final moments before their last breath.

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SKU GOR007120838
Title Last Breath
Author By (author) Peter Stark
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0333905709
ISBN 13 9780333905708
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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An exploration of what happens to our bodies and minds in the perilous last moments of life when an extreme adventure goes wrong. More and more people, so it seems, are attempting to achieve the impossible - climb unclimbable mountains, swim unfathomable seas, and cut through unimaginable jungles. And, more and more deaths and near-death experiences are filling the news. This book examines the physiological, psychological and emotional stages our bodies and minds go through at the brink of death. Covering hypothermia, drowing, altitude sickness, heat stroke, falling, deep-sea bends, maleria, dehydration and scurvy, Stark confronts and explains them all. Read about the man lost in New England's snowy woods, the woman who is hallucinates as she succumbs to a cerebral edema, and the last gasp of the foolish diver who went too deep with too little oxygen. A large part of the stories explore the euphoria and mysticism that many people experience in the final moments before their last breath.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007120838
Title Last Breath
Author By (author) Peter Stark
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0333905709
ISBN 13 9780333905708
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No