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The Best Survival Stories Ever Told

Length: 588 pages10 hours


This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the years from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Among the writers are:

Ernest Shackleton Douglas Mawson Salomon Andrée Sebastian Snow Ed Drummond Edmund Hillary Maurice Herzog Lewis and Clark Thor Heyerdahl Theodore Roosevelt Jacques Cousteau Sven Hedin Norbert Casteret Jim Corbett Charles A. Lindbergh
The Best Survival Stories Ever Told recounts stories of ordinary mortals who achieved extraordinary things. Spanning the ice-locked Poles and the endless deserts of Arabia to the storm-tossed South Atlantic, the rain forests of the Amazon, and sheer peaks of the Himalayas, it charts the dangerous relationship between men and nature.

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