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Book Title: What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength|
The author of the book: Scott Carney
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.19 MB
Date of issue: January 3rd 2017
Read full description of the books What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength:
Every year, millions of people forgo traditional gyms and push the limits of human endurance by doing boot camp style workouts in seemingly raw conditions. These extreme athletes train in CrossFit boxes, compete in Tough Mudders and challenge themselves in Spartan races. They share a unifying ideology: the comforts of the modern age have made us weak and the key to human power is to recreate the original environmental conditions of our ancestors to regain our lost evolutionary strength.
They believe the human body is connected to its environment so if the environment changes, the body can change. Can our minds, through environmental conditioning, fundamentally "hack" our bodies for the better? No one exemplifies this movement better than Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose remarkable ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study.
In What Doesn't Kill Us, Scott Carney investigates the fundamental philosophy at the root of this movement in three interlocking narratives. He explores the science of human performance while he examines Hof and the movement's leaders, all while evolving from an ordinary desk guy to an extreme endurance athlete. The book follows Carney's own journey as he pushes his body and mind to the to the edge of human endurance including a record breaking, 28-hour, climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.
Read information about the authorScott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. He has been a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside, and Fast Company. He regularly appears on variety of radio and television stations from NPR to National Geographic TV. In 2010 he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for the story “Meet the Parents” which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring . His first book, “The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers” was published by William Morrow in 2011 and won the 2012 Clarion Award for best non-fiction book. He first traveled to India while he was a student at Kenyon College in 1998 and over the course of several years inside and outside the classroom he learned Hindi. In 2004 he received a MA in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All told, he has spent more than half a decade in South Asia. He lives in Long Beach, CA.