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5.0 out of 5 stars
Very well written, inspiring book, 21 Feb 2004
Mike Stroud is a Doctor, Arctic Explorer (with Ran Fiennes) and very engaging author. This book charts some incredible feats the body is capable of, from marathons to desert and arctic adventures and leads you through some facinating insites into how the human body adapts and survives.
This was the best factual book I read last year.
By now lots of my friends have their own well thumbed copies too.
Well worth looking at his previous book too - about the Arctic trip "Shadows on the Wasteland: Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes"