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Highly subjective question, with a highly subjective answer: This book: Allen and Mikes Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book is always tops on my list for first time winter explorers. It fits both your criteria. Beyond that, the old standards like Freedom of the Hills have good general and technical knowledge related to all season camping and travel.
As chd mentioned 98.6 Degrees is an excellent book. It is mainly focused on practical things you can do to survive and like chd on the physiological aspect of it. If you are looking to read about the psychology of survival and the mental attitude that promotes it I highly recommend Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. And of course, as always ...
I really liked this book, mainly because it's on real experiment, but it's in french: http://www.amazon.ca/Surviethon-Vingt-cinq-ans-plus-tard/dp/2894314345 It's base on two person who decided to test their ability to survive for 30 days with almost nothing.
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