What Doesn't Kill Us

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Synopsis

What are our bodies really capable of?

We like to sit in air-conditioned comfort, yet each year millions of ordinary people train in CrossFit boxes, compete in Tough Mudders, and challenge themselves in Spartan races. They are connecting with their environment and, whether they realise it or not, unlocking their hidden evolutionary potential.

No one exemplifies this better than Wim Hof, whose remarkable ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Through him, we are just beginning to understand how cold adaptation might combat autoimmune diseases and chronic pain-and possibly even reverse the development of one of our greatest killers: diabetes.

Award-winning journalist Scott Carney investigates the astonishing and sometimes dangerous world of body transformation. He reveals techniques you can try at home, but his own journey culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt...

About the Publisher

Scribe Publications

Scribe Publications

Scribe has been operating as a wholly independent trade-publishing house for more than 35 years. What started off in 1976 as a desire on publisher Henry Rosenbloom’s part to publish ‘serious non-fiction’ as a one-man band has turned into a multi-award-winning company with over a dozen staff members in two locations — Melbourne, Australia and London, England — and scouts in New York and London.

Book information

ISBN: 9781925548082
Publisher: Scribe
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Pub date:
DEWEY: 613.11
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 1 online resource (272 ).
Weight: -1g