By Francis Slakey
A trip to the main severe issues in the world and deep contained in the human spirit
Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey got down to climb the top mountain on each continent and surf each ocean, he had close himself off from other folks. His lectures have been mechanical; his relationships have been little greater than how you can fill the evenings. yet as his trip veered dangerously astray, every thing approximately him started to swap.
A gripping experience of the physique and brain, To the final Breath depicts the search that leads Slakey around the world, virtually takes his existence, demanding situations his fiercely held ideals, and opens his center. The scientist in Slakey explores the background of Robert Falcon Scott’s doomed Antarctica day trip, the know-how of mountaineering, and the geophysics of waves. however it is the demanding situations he endures and the folk he encounters—a Lama who offers him a mysterious amulet, a life-or-death selection atop Everest, an ambush at gunpoint in Indonesia, a head-on collision within the excessive desert—that culminate in a relocating lesson approximately what it skill to be human.