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Author Long, David, 1961- author.
Title Survivors : extraordinary tales from the world and beyond / David Long ; illustrated by Kerry Hyndman.
Pub Info London : Faber & Faber, 2017.
book jacket
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 920 LON     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J 613.69 Lon     DUE 08-20-21
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  J 613.6 LON     AVAILABLE
 Eastham-Young Adult  YA 920 LON     AVAILABLE
Descript 184 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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Summary A collection of survival tales includes the story of a teenager who fell two miles from an airplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety and a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long that her heart stopped.
Contents Introduction -- Juliane Koepcke : the girl who fell from the sky -- Douglas Mawson : the man who came home alone -- Hans Peter Strelczyk and Günter Wetzel : the friends who crossed the border by balloon -- Tami Oldham : the woman who sailed into a hurricane -- Roger Chapman and Roger Mallinson : the men who shared a sandwich on the seabed -- Aron Ralston : the canyoneer who cut off his own arm -- Poon Lim : the man who sucked blood from a shark -- Ernest Shackleton : the commander who saved his crew -- Hugh Glass : the trapper who grappled with a grizzly -- Mauro Prosperi : the desert runner who drank his own wee -- Sue Ruff and Bruce Nelson : the couple who were blasted by a volcano -- Colby Coombs : the mountaineer who overcame an avalanche -- Eric LeMarque : the snowboarder who took a deadly wrong turn -- Craig Hosking : the pilot who crashed inside a volcano -- Anna Bågenholm : the woman who froze to death--yet lived -- Johann Westhauser : the carver who got trapped for a dozen days -- John Capes : the survivor no one believed -- Leonid Rogozov : the doctor who operated on himself -- Rob Tesar : the student who was sucked under by quicksand -- Greg Rasmussen : the conservationist who crashed in the Kalahari -- Brant Webb and Todd Russell : the miners who spent two weeks underground -- Claudio Corti : the climber who was snatched from the wall of death -- Yossi Ghinsberg : the adventurer who went over a waterfall.
Subject Survival -- Juvenile literature.
Wilderness survival -- Juvenile literature.
Jungle survival -- Juvenile literature.
Survival at sea -- Juvenile literature.
Shipwreck survival -- Juvenile literature.
Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile literature.
Wilderness survival.
Jungle survival.
Survival at sea.
Shipwreck survival.
Adventure and adventurers.
Add Author Hyndman, Kerry, illustrator.
ISBN 9780571316014 (hardcover)
0571316018 (hardcover)
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