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Surviving the Extremes What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance by Kenneth Kamler

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7361447M
ISBN 100143034510
ISBN 109780143034513
OCLC/WorldCa57758588

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