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The greatest survival stories ever told

Author: Lamar Underwood
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-seven tales of survival, from both fiction and nonfiction, take readers from the middle of the ocean to the top of a mountain with accounts of incredible human endurance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lamar Underwood
ISBN: 1585742384 9781585742387
OCLC Number: 47151544
Description: xi, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Leiningen versus the ants / Carl Stephenson --
To build a fire / Jack London --
Cooper's Creek / Alan Moorehead --
Walk well, my brother / Farley Mowat --
Three Skeleton Key / George G. Toudouze --
Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex / Owen Chase --
The most dangerous game / Richard Connell --
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" / Rudyard Kipling --
A first-rate tragedy / Diana Preston --
Two mountain men / George Laycock --
Three days / John Haines --
The open boat / Stephen Crane --
The long walk / Slavomir Rawicz --
Alive / Piers Paul Read --
Annapurna / Maurice Herzog --
The boat journey / Sir Ernest Shackleton --The Devil's Thumb / Jon Krakauer.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Lamar Underwood.

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Many adventures begin when a storm descends, a boat overturns, a plane crashes, a grizzly attacks out of nowhere, or a wilderness traveler becomes lost. From the tropics to the Arctic Poles, here are  Read more...

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