Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK1474-172
LAST BREATH: CAUTIONARY TALES FROM THE LIMITS OF HUMAN ENDURANCE Peter Stark 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Stark, Peter
Price: $9.99

List Price: $25.00
You Save $15.01 (60%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

New York, Ballantine, 2001, 1st edition. 300 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine

An edge-of-your-seat collection of breathless stories of adventuresome people at the limits of endurance in climbing, snowboarding, skiing, kayaking, more.  Prepare to have some of your greatest fears laid bare in this collection of riveting, and often terrifying, "cautionary tales from the limits of human endurance." Based on interviews with accident survivors and the medical specialists who treat them, veteran outdoor writer Peter Stark offers mostly fictitious accounts (there is one based on a true historical incident) of people caught in life-threatening situations.

In Last Breath, he thoroughly explores what happens to the human body and mind during drowning, a long fall, burial beneath an avalanche, hypothermia, dehydration, mountain sickness, the bends, malaria, scurvy, hyperthermia, and contact with a poisonous jellyfish. Stark packs enough historic and scientific information and page-turning suspense into each chapter to make them all fascinating and useful. And he answers some perplexing questions in the process, such as why those suffering from acute hypothermia often rip off their clothing in an effort to save themselves.

No, Stark does not have some unresolved death wish he readily admits that he fears death. But he also understands that the fine line between life and death actually entices outdoor adventurers to risk everything for the chance to explore their own physical and mental limits. In fact, it is exactly this close proximity to death that makes the experience come alive for certain individuals with the overriding desire "to strip away the superfluous, to remove the protective boundaries between that thing you call a self and something larger." These are the stories of those who crossed the line.  


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
HIMALAYAN QUEST: ED VIESTURS ON THE 8,000-METER GIANTS Ed Viesturs Paperback New
By: Viesturs, Ed and Peter Potterfield
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # BK1879-583
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GLORIOUS FAILURES The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol 1 2001 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Mountaineers
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $7.96 (47%)
- Item # BK1079-155
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DOCTOR ON EVEREST Peter Steele 1972 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Steele, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP20B-9372
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CAESAR'S LAST BREATH: DECODING THE SECRETS OF THE AIR AROUND US Sam Kean 2017 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Kean, Sam
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $28.00, You Save $18.01 (64%)
- Item # PL6767-977
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF THE EDGE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLIMBING ADVENTURES Jon E. Lewis 2001 1st ed Paperback Fine
By: Lewis, Jon E. (Editor)
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $21.95, You Save $18.00 (82%)
- Item # BK2232-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN QUEST: ED VIESTURS ON THE 8000 METER GIANTS Ed Viesturs 2003 Softcover New SIGNED by Ed Viesturs and David Breashears
By: Viesturs, Ed and Peter Potterfield
Price $59.99
- Item # BK1878A-158
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DRIVING TO GREENLAND Stark 1994 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 4 Copies Available
By: Stark, Peter
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $17.96 (78%)
- Item # PL197-1674
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PERSEUS IN THE WIND Freya Stark 1949 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Stark, Freya
Price $9.99
- Item # OP4029-937
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2001 One left
By: Alpine Club of Canada
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # CAJ2001-197
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCIENCE AT THE EXTREME Scientists on the Cutting Edge of Discovery Peter Lane Taylor 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Taylor, Peter Lane
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $24.96 (83%)
- Item # BK1529-5832
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DRIVING TO GREENLAND Stark 1994 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 4 Copies Available
By: Stark, Peter
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $17.96 (78%)
- Item # PL197-1674
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBS IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY Edward A. Fitzgerald 1896 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Fitzgerald, Edward A.
Price $324.99 ~ Regular $650.00, You Save $325.01 (50%)
- Item # OP231-792p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOUTH WITH MAWSON: REMINISCENCES OF THE AUTRALASIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1911-14 Charles Laseron 1957 Hardcover Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Laseron, Charles Francis
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $20.00 (44%)
- Item # PL7561-1672
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EIGER DREAMS: VENTURES AMONG MOUNTAINS AND MEN Jon Krakauer 1997 Softcover Near Fine
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $7.96 (61%)
- Item # BK805-155
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A MOUNTAIN LIFE: THE STORIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF BRUNO ENGLER R.W. Sandford 1996 1st ed Softcover Very Good
By: Engler, Bruno and R.W. Sandford (Editor)
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $29.96 (60%)
- Item # BK430-172
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FIRST ON EVEREST [THE MYSTERY OF MALLORY & IRVINE] Tom Holzel and Audrey Salkeld 1986 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Holzel, Tom and Audrey Salkeld
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.01 (80%)
- Item # OP666A-1795
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINEERS: THE TRAILBLAZING LIFE OF FANNY BULLOCK WORKMAN Cathryn J. Prince 2019 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple copies available
By: Prince, Cathryn J.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # BK4247-1886
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MALLORY OF EVEREST Showell Styles 1967 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Styles, Showell
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $5.01 (33%)
- Item # OP379-162
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MOUNTAIN MEN: AN EARLY HISTORY OF ROCK CLIMBING IN NORTH WALES Alan Hankinson 1977 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Hankinson, Alan
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OP1199-1792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NO PLACE FOR MEN Peter Mulgrew 1965 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not signed]
By: Mulgrew, Peter
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $79.95, You Save $59.96 (75%)
- Item # OP45D-643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RETURN TO ANTARCTICA: THE AMAZING ADVENTURE OF SIR CHARLES WRIGHT ON ROBERT SCOTT'S JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH POLE Adrian Raeside 2009 1st ed Hardcover Like New
By: Raeside, Adrian
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $47.00, You Save $27.05 (58%)
- Item # PL4481-167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー