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Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild…

Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild and Beyond

by David Long

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I enjoyed this very much. Some stories better than others but it was thrilling to read some of these adventures that I will surely never see myself. ( )
  staceyfronczak | Apr 3, 2018 |
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Explorers, Adventurers, and Survivors -- Oh My! This book is a simply delightful collection of real-life stories. Some sought out their own adventure, some were thrust into it through no fault of their own, but in the end they all survived.

Was there a common thread that tied these individuals together? Could some of these calamities been avoided? How would I have reacted in the same circumstances? The book does not attempt to answer questions, rather it just presents the stories and lets you the reader draw your own conclusions and lessons.

High quality paper with 1-2 original color sketches to illustrate each story. High recommended for elementary education teachers looking to promote discussion with their students. If ever there was a book meant to be read aloud in small installments, this is it. ( )
  BookWallah | Oct 25, 2017 |
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4.5 Stars
A fascinating collection of real life extraordinary survival stories from across the world. Some of the tales are familiar, like the ones about Aron Ralston and Hugh Glass, whose dangerous adventures have been made into movies. Others are less known, but just as riveting. For survival enthusiasts, especially younger audiences, but for anyone who reads inspiration non-fiction. Beautiful artwork too.

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  LibStaff2 | Oct 15, 2017 |
An interesting look at survival stories, some famous, some not so much so. I was also interested in looking at the differences in the stories of people who ended up in scary situations by chance, and those who ended up in dangerous situations through their poor choices. It seems that, in the end, resilience and determination are the most important keys in survival situations. Although knowledge also helps! ( )
  dcoward | Oct 11, 2017 |
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This is a book full of risky adventurers and unlucky folks who overcome all odds to survive. Young people will like these takes very much as they are only a few pages long but create suspense and positive outcomes. The only problem I have with the publication is that there is no bibliography. While I hope that all of the stories are true, there isn't any information in the book to back up the "facts" presented. It is important to include such references as people need to verify facts, especially these days where "alternate truths" are being told. As a retired librarian, I am bullish on showing people how to verify information and a good bibliography is one way to do that. Good book for young people's library. ( )
  LoisCK | Oct 3, 2017 |
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-- Kirkus Reviews "The handsome, oversize volume is enhanced by Hyndman's single- and double-page illustrations. While appealing to all readers, this will have special interest for reluctant ones." - Booklist Beautifully presented in a large, hardback format, and fully illustrated in color throughout, this wonderful anthology is a treat for all the family. Be shocked and amazed by these incredible real-life stories of extreme survival, including... The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark , a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark's blood in place of fresh water. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky , a teenager who fell 2 miles from an airplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety. The Woman Who Froze to Death - Yet Lived , a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long her heart stopped. Four hours later, medics managed to warm her blood enough to revive her. Combining classic tales such as Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic voyage, as well as more modern exploits such as the adventurer who inspired the movie 127 Hours , these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends.… (more)

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