Rescue: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea

Rescue: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea

by Dorcas S. Miller
     
 

Following the successes of Epic, High, and Rough Water, the latest addition to the Adrenaline series presents the most gripping rescue narratives. Rescue includes Doug Scott's account of saving himself by crawling off Pakistan's Ogre with two broken legs, and Spike Walker's story of the race to recover a king crab fisherman from the Bering Sea in midwinter. The

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Following the successes of Epic, High, and Rough Water, the latest addition to the Adrenaline series presents the most gripping rescue narratives. Rescue includes Doug Scott's account of saving himself by crawling off Pakistan's Ogre with two broken legs, and Spike Walker's story of the race to recover a king crab fisherman from the Bering Sea in midwinter. The book also includes an account of trying to rescue two canoeists battling hypothermia on a storm-tossed lake; Alison Osius's tale of two teenagers lost in the Great Gulf Wilderness of New Hampshire; and a missionary doctor and his dog team being blown out to sea on an iceberg off the coast of Labrador.

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KLIATT
In a sturdy, handsome book, Miller has anthologized 19 stories that will rivet readers to their seats and have them looking for more. Since the stories are excerpted from classics or best-selling books, readers will be able to find more. Some of the works with sections contained in this anthology are Junger's The Perfect Storm, St. Exupery's Wind, Sand and Stars, Markham's West with the Night, and even Grahame's Wind in the Willows. Other narratives, perhaps less well known, tell of rafts adrift at sea, avalanche, and ice storms. We journey to the Arctic, the Rockies, Everest, the Caribbean, and the Alps. These are armchair adventures at their most thrilling, telling stories of suffering and pain, courage and determination, about humans struggling against nature and their own limitations. The varying style (and length) of each story offers something for any reader. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Thunder's Mouth Press, Adrenaline/Publishers Group West, 376p, illus, bibliog, 23cm, 00-021412, $16.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Claire Rosser; July 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840184662
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.02(d)

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