What Doesn't Kill Us (häftad)
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Scribe Publications
Hof, Wim (foreword)
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16 Illustrations, color
192 x 125 x 19 mm
250 g
What Doesn't Kill Us (häftad)

What Doesn't Kill Us

the bestselling guide to transforming your body by unlocking your lost evolutionary strength

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Häftad Engelska, 2019-01-10
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A New York Times bestseller and a Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and The Times. Is getting a little less comfortable the key to living a happier, healthier life? When journalist Scott Carney came across a picture of a man in his fifties sitting on a glacier in just his underwear, he assumed it must be a hoax. Dutch guru Wim Hof claimed he could control his body temperature using his mind and teach others to do the same. Sceptical, Carney signed up to Hof's one-week course, not realising that it would be the start of a four-year journey to unlock his own evolutionary potential. From hyperventilating in a Polish farmhouse to underwater weight training in California, and eventually climbing Mt Kilimanjaro wearing just shorts and running shoes, Carney travelled the world testing out unorthodox methods of body transformation and discovering the science behind them. In What Doesn't Kill Us he explains how getting a little less comfortable can help us to unlock our lost evolutionary strength.
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  1. Intressant! (4,5/5)
    Andreas Eriksson, 4 april 2019

    Fullpott hade krävt mer Wim Hof, men förutom lite i början så dyker han upp ordentligt runt halvvägs in i boken. Men väldigt intressant att läsa om vetenskapen bakom också. Det bästa är att boken är skriven av en omvänd skeptiker som levt på att hänga ut lurendrejare. :) Rekommenderas absolut om du är intresserad av eller redan kör WHM, då det taggat mig ännu mer!

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'Carney writes with considerable narrative verve, slamming home the misery of what he has witnessed with passion and visceral detail.' * The New York Times * 'The narrative is filled with personal details that will engage, astonish, and even repel readers ... Couch potatoes take warning: the experiences described in this testimonial are often tough to read about, and the conclusions, while sometimes convincing, might best be taken with a touch of skepticism.' * Kirkus Reviews * 'As a Navy SEAL, you live by the mantra 'What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger.' We would hear this phrase and repeat it, but we never had any proof that it was factual. Yet through comprehensive study, Scott Carney has brilliantly documented how engaging in environmental conditioning, breathing, meditation, and other techniques can actually make us physically and mentally stronger. What Doesn't Kill Us is a fascinating book that will captivate all who read it and that will be of immense value to those in the military, those who are active in sports, and those who seek an alternate means of developing greater mental and physical strength.' -- Don D. Mann * Don D. Mann, New York Times bestselling author, <i>Inside SEAL Team SIX</i> * 'The further we get from the harsh environmental conditions that once threatened our existence, the more we need them. I see this every weekend at a Spartan Race somewhere in the world. Millions of otherwise sane people line up to suffer and push themselves to their physical limits, and it feels good. What Doesn't Kill Us is a fascinating investigation into the innate urge that drives people like these, and reveals how some have managed to use environmental conditioning to accomplish truly extraordinary things.' -- John DeSena * founder of Spartan Race * 'Scott Carney is so curious about getting to the truth of things that he is willing to endure great pain and suffering to get there. While investigating the controversial methods of Wim Hof and others operating on the scientific fringe, Carney entered a skeptic yet emerged a true believer. In What Doesn't Kill Us, readers get to follow him along on his transformational journey, and the insights are truly fascinating. Informative, fun, and with a healthy degree of danger, this is a book for the adventurer in all of us.' -- Gabriel Reece * Co-founder of XPT (Extreme Performance Training) * 'As this engaging autoethnography relates, anthropologist and investigative journalist Carney was skeptical upon encountering a photo of a nearly naked Wim Hof sitting on a glacier in the Arctic Circle. Hof, a Dutch fitness guru who runs a training camp in Poland's wilderness, claims he can control his body temperature and immune system solely with his mind; though Carney set out to prove Hof a charlatan, he was instead won over. Carney documents his interactions with Hof and the many others who have learned to control their bodies in seemingly impossible ways: he learned Hof's breathing techniques for tricking the body into doing things it isn't evolutionarily designed for, and underwent training to face extreme cold while barely clothed. It is this training that enables Hof and Carney to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in 28 hours while wearing shorts. This is part guide and part popular science book; readers will learn about how Neanderthals used the body's 'brown fat' to keep warm and how exposure nearly reverses the symptoms of diabetes. The accomplishments Carney documents are unbelievable and fascinating; this isn't a how-to for those looking to perform extraordinary feats, but it is an entertaining account that will appeal to the adventurous.' * Publishers Weekly * 'Climbing a mountain in nothing but a pair of shorts seems idiotic to most, but for Wim Hof and his companions, it's just another day. When investigative journalist and anthropologist Carney heard about Hof's mind-boggling methods and claims that he could 'hack' the human body, he knew he had to venture to Poland

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Scott Carney is an award-winning investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative nonfiction with ethnography. His reporting has taken him to some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. He is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is the author of The Red Market and A Death on Diamond Mountain, and has been a contributing editor at Wired. Other works of his have appeared in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside, and Fast Company, among other publications. He lives in Denver with his wife, Laura, and their cat, Lambert.