Kenneth Kamler, M.D. is vice-president of The Explorers Club, where
he has organized a database of information about physiology and
endurance. He has been featured on "Nightline," CBS's "48 Hours,"
CNN, and profiled in "The New York Times" and "USA Today." He also
appeared in the IMAX movie, "Everest." A micro-surgeon specializing
in the hand, Dr. Kamler was named a "best doctor" by "New York
Magazine" in 2002, and is director of the Hand Treatment Center in
New Hyde Park, New York. His previous book is "Doctor on Everest."
He lives in New York City.
"Ken Kamler is a natural writer, as well as an adventurer and a
prober into how much human beings can stand. In "Surviving the
Extremes", he brings personal experience and scientific knowledge
together beautifully, giving us narratives which are powerful,
moving, and very real."
."..the book's grisly details - from half-severed arms to shriveled, shrunken heads - are fascinating and cautionary. It's like the literary version of television's CSI, set in some of the world's most menacing terrain."
- "Outside Magazine"