True tales of danger and adventure on land, sea, and air—from the Arctic to the Amazon rain forest.
This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from historical memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the modern age of exploration, through the nineteenth century and to the end of the twentieth. Among the writers included are:
Ernest ShackletonDouglas MawsonSalomon AndréeSebastian SnowEd DrummondEdmund HillaryMaurice HerzogLewis and ClarkThor HeyerdahlTheodore RooseveltJacques CousteauSven HedinNorbert CasteretJim CorbettCharles 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 and sheer peaks of the Himalayas, it charts the dangerous relationship between men and nature.