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The Resource What doesn't kill us : how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength, Scott Carney ; foreword by Wim Hof, (electronic resource)

What doesn't kill us : how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength, Scott Carney ; foreword by Wim Hof, (electronic resource)

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What doesn't kill us : how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength
Title
What doesn't kill us
Title remainder
how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength
Statement of responsibility
Scott Carney ; foreword by Wim Hof
Title variation
What does not kill us
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Language
eng
Summary
Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our ancestors? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, What Doesn't Kill Us explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations
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EBLCP
Dewey number
612
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP82
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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What doesn't kill us : how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength, Scott Carney ; foreword by Wim Hof, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Wim Hof; Preface: Burning Up; Introduction: An Ode to a Jellyfish; 1: The Iceman Cometh; 2: Raiding Evolution's Dustbin; 3: Measuring the Impossible; 4: The Wedge; 5: BIB 2182; 6: Art of the Crash; 7: Swatting Mosquitoes with Hand Grenades; 8: It's Raining Inside; 9: Parkinson's, Broken Bones, Arthritis, and Crohn's; 10: All-Weather Intervals; 11: Cold War and the Vital Principle; 12: Tough Guy; 13: Kilimanjaro; Epilogue: Cold Comfort; Note on the Chronology; Acknowledgments; Works Referenced; About the Author; Copyright Page
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1 online resource
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online
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9781623366919
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Format: Kindle Book
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Label
What doesn't kill us : how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength, Scott Carney ; foreword by Wim Hof, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Wim Hof; Preface: Burning Up; Introduction: An Ode to a Jellyfish; 1: The Iceman Cometh; 2: Raiding Evolution's Dustbin; 3: Measuring the Impossible; 4: The Wedge; 5: BIB 2182; 6: Art of the Crash; 7: Swatting Mosquitoes with Hand Grenades; 8: It's Raining Inside; 9: Parkinson's, Broken Bones, Arthritis, and Crohn's; 10: All-Weather Intervals; 11: Cold War and the Vital Principle; 12: Tough Guy; 13: Kilimanjaro; Epilogue: Cold Comfort; Note on the Chronology; Acknowledgments; Works Referenced; About the Author; Copyright Page
Control code
sky285179395
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623366919
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ff421443-5d8b-4b20-a291-120288dcc81f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
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