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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.

  • Carney, Scott, 1978-
  • Books

About this work


Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans-- feats of endurance that now seem impossible without modern technology. Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Carney explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.


Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, 2017.

Physical description

xxxii, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Preface. Burning up -- Introduction. An ode to a jellyfish -- The iceman cometh -- Raiding evolution's dustbin -- Measuring the impossible -- The wedge -- Bib 2182 -- Art of the crash -- Swatting mosquitoes with hand grenades -- It's raining inside -- Parkinson's broken bones, arthritis, and Crohn's -- All-weather intervals -- Cold war and the vital principle -- Tough guy -- Kilimanjaro -- Epilogue. Cold comfort.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9781623366902
  • 1623366909