Survive!: Remarkable Tales from the New Zealand Outdoors

Author(s): Carl Walrond


Humans cannot survive more than three minutes without air; more than three hours exposed to extreme low-temperature; more than three days without water; more than three weeks without food. These are the general laws of survival, but some people defy the odds. Using true tales of survival, including high-profile cases such as the case of the sailors lasting at sea for 199 days adrift on the Rose Noelle, the soldiers who died on Ruapehu while a Japanese tramper came off the mountain and asked for a cigarette, and the much-discussed case of Robert Hewitt; Carl Wairond investigates what determines whether a person faced with a live-or-die situation will survive. This gripping read looks at why things happened the way they did; analyses what went right and what went wrong, highlighting the psychology of survival and the mental processes that come into play when people are bewildered, stressed and desperate.

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Carl Walrond is a Wellington-based research writer at Te Ara - the online encyclopaedia of New Zealand and a regular contributor to NZ Geographic and Bivouac magaine. A keen climber and tramper, he has first-hand experience of being lost in the NZ bush, in Lapland and in Invercargill!

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  • : 9781869537166
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : 226x150mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carl Walrond
  • : Paperback
  • : 993
  • : 128
  • : illustrations, maps