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Author Barrett, Emma Caroline, author.

Title Extreme : why some people thrive at the limits / Emma Barrett, Paul Martin.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  578.4 B274E    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  613.7 BA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-271) and index.
Contents Life on the edge -- Bravery -- Hardship -- Bad sleep -- Monotony -- Alone -- Other people -- Teamwork -- Know-how -- Focus -- Resilience -- Choosing extremes -- Staying and leaving.
Summary In Extreme, Emma Barrett and Paul Martin explore the challenges that people in extreme environments face, including pain, physical hardship, loneliness, disagreements, and the approaches taken to overcome them. Using many fascinating examples and personal accounts, they take a close look at the psychological impact on those who face these challenges, the traits that enable some people to succeed, and what we can take away from their experiences.
Subject Extreme environments -- Physiological aspects.
Extreme environments -- Psychological aspects.
Adaptation (Physiology)
Adaptation level (Psychology)
Stress (Physiology)
Stress (Psychology)
Added Author Martin, Paul, 1958 May 11- author.
ISBN 9780199668588 (hardback)
0199668582 (hardback)
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