Monday, January 5, 2015

The top ten stories of real-life peril

Emma Barrett is a Chartered Psychologist based in the United Kingdom. She is Honorary Researcher in Psychology at Lancaster University and is co-author, with Paul Martin, of Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits.

At the Guardian, Barrett and Martin tagged ten of their favorite books about and by people in extremes, including:
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (Macmillan, 2013)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield does a fine job of applying the lessons of space to everyday life on earth. Work hard, value learning, remember that the journey is worthwhile even if the destination seems unattainable, and keep things in proportion. And try to be nice. As Hadfield points out, “no one wants to go into space with a jerk”. Sound advice, indeed.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 99 Test: Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits.

--Marshal Zeringue