Will to Live: Dispatches from the Edge of Survival

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In a survival situation, a wrong decision could spell the difference between life and death.

No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has survived everywhere from the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon. In Will to Live, Les examines many incredible true life survival stories—explaining what happened and why, and offering valuable perspectives on what went right, what went wrong, and what could ...

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Overview

In a survival situation, a wrong decision could spell the difference between life and death.

No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has survived everywhere from the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon. In Will to Live, Les examines many incredible true life survival stories—explaining what happened and why, and offering valuable perspectives on what went right, what went wrong, and what could have been done differently. The tales in Will to Live include:

Chris McCandless—the subject of the book and movie Into the Wild.Yossi Ghinsberg—who survived alone in the Amazon for twenty-one days.

Douglas Mawson—the Antarctic "superman" who survived three hellish months at the bottom of the planet.

Nando Parrado—who was trapped for two months high in the Andes after a plane crash killed his friends and family.

Plus . . . stories from Les's own experiences, along with practical sidebars with tips on how to escape quicksand, butcher a moose, cross a snow-covered crevasse, and more.

Provocative and entertaining, Will to Live is a compilation of history's most intriguing survival stories from one of the world's foremost experts.

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Imagine yourself as a plane crash survivor stranded for two months high in the Andes; or as a relatively inexperienced backpacker lost for weeks in a hostile South American rainforest. Such real life survival stories form the core of Les Stroud's adrenaline-raising Will to Live. Stroud, of course, is no stranger to danger: His Survivorman and Vanishing World TV series have become favorites among the hale and hearty. High adventure for armchair travelers and those who love the ominous great outdoors. A paperback original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062026576
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 286,433
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Les Stroud

Survival expert and filmmaker Les Stroud is the creator/producer/host/director of Survivorman and Les Stroud: Beyond Survival on the Discovery Channel. He has produced, hosted, and appeared in many television specials, including Shark Week, Surviving Alaska, and Off the Grid with Les Stroud.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Richard D. Logan viii

Introduction 1

1 Alone in the Amazon 7

2 With the Waorani 7

3 "I Will Not Die on This Mountain" 43

4 Adventure Racing 71

5 Survival at Sea 79

6 Surviving Sharks (Part One) 111

7 Sought Solitude, Found Death 117

8 In the Season of Love 135

9 Survival Not Far from Home 141

10 Surviving Sharks (Part Two) 161

11 Top of the World 169

12 Bottom of the World 197

Epilogue 221

Further Reading 225

Acknowledgments 227

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Recommended reading for the Survivorman fan

    I just finished this ebook, and loved it. Stories of survival in the most dire of situations. This is an easy read and can easily be read in one night.
    The stories are well written, and keep you on the edge of your seat. This book is not for everyone but for those who are fans of adventure, and the will to live, will love it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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