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Title Incredible survival stories : tales of death-defying treks across the globe / edited by Jay Cassell ; foreword by Veronica Alvarado.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  910.4 INC    AVAILABLE
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Description viii, 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents Drake's circumnavigation / Richard Hakluyt -- Florence Nightingale in Egypt / Florence Nightingale -- The Amundsen-Ellsworth polar flight / Lincoln Ellsworth -- Chiloe and Concepion : the great earthquake / Charles Darwin -- Excerpt from The travels of Marco Polo / Marco Polo -- Three months in uninhabited lands / Sven Hedin -- South coast discovery / Ernest Scott -- In a Cuban cave / Julius A. Palmer -- Hunting musk-oxen near the Pole / Lt. R.E. Peary, USN -- The Battle of Palo Alto, the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, movement on Camarago / Ulysses S. Grant -- The Kearsarge sinks the Alabama / Lt. Arthur Sinclair, C.S.A. -- Blowing up a train / T.E. Lawrence -- The end / Robert Falcon Scott -- 88 degrees south / Ernest Shackleton -- Dog days / A.J. Barrington -- Across the Great Divide / Meriwether Lewis and William Clark -- River of doubt / Theodore Roosevelt -- The sands of the Gobi / Nikolai Nikhailovich Przhevalsky -- Escape from the Outback / Ernest Giles -- Amazonia extremis / Henry Savage Labrador.
Summary "Scale the world's highest peaks, plunge to the depths of the ocean, wade through the dense jungles of the Amazon, and cross every terrain in between in Incredible Survival Stories. Featuring more than a dozen firsthand accounts from celebrated explorers and adventurers, this collection includes some of the most perilous accounts of man versus nature ever to be penned. Prepare to be amazed, as within these pages you'll: Join Theodore Roosevelt's standoff with an African lion, Fight in the heat of battle with Ulysses S. Grant, Battle a sandstorm in the Gobi Desert with Sven Hedin, Discover uncharted American territory with Lewis and Clark, Follow Ernest Shackleton's perilous Antarctic voyage, Circumnavigate the globe with Sir Francis Drake, And tag along on more than a dozen more adventures! With more than three dozen photographs and illustrations that help bring these astounding tales to life, Incredible Survival Stories is a must-have for every armchair adventurer and aspiring explorer. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports-books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Adventure and adventurers.
Adventure and adventurers -- Biography.
Wilderness stories.
Added Author Cassell, Jay, editor.
Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616. Drake's circumnavigation.
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910. Florence Nightingale in Egypt.
Ellsworth, Lincoln, 1880-1951. Amundsen-Ellsworth polar flight.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. Chloe and concepion.
Polo, Marco, 1254-1323? Excerpt from The travels of Marco Polo.
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952. Three months in uninhiabited lands.
Scott, Ernest. South coast discovery.
Palmer, Julius A. (Julius Auboineau), 1840-1899. In a Cuban cave.
Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920. Hunting musk-oxen near the Pole.
Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929. Battle of Palo Alto, the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, Movement on Camarago.
ISBN 9781510713772 (paperback)
1510713778 (paperback)
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