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Surviving the Wilderness

Surviving the Wilderness

by Michael Hurley

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From being lost at sea to stranded in the desert, people have amazingly surprised some seemingly hopeless situations.


From being lost at sea to stranded in the desert, people have amazingly surprised some seemingly hopeless situations.

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Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Wind blown sands of northern Africa caused a marathon runner to lose his way in the desert and almost cost him his life. A large boulder in Utah trapped a lone hiker who finally amputated his own arm to survive. A tragic fall on ice while descending a mountain inflicted severe injury to a climber who almost perished. These and other intriguing tales are told in a gripping manner in this book from the "Extreme Survival" series. The stories are used as a basis for teaching readers how survival skills and survival science may offer aid to those in trouble. Captivating photos enhance the well-researched text which encompasses remote settings at sea, in the mountains, in the jungle, and in the desert. Most of the tales end with successful survival. An end double-spread page covers survival skills and presents basic, useful information. A glossary includes words such as dehydration, hypothermia, parasite, ration, and solar still. Their meanings are explained in comprehendible terms. An index and other resources round out the book. Readers who enjoy the thrill of adventure will love this book. It is an excellent supplement to use when discussing survival techniques. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—These books are fun and informative. Each well-organized title starts with an overview, offers some specific examples, and includes additional facts or tips and resources. In the first book, Catel defines activities that encompass adventure and amazement and then leads readers through a discussion of sideshows, movies, and daring stunts (some of which include fire). Each volume is organized in the same fashion, starting with a definition of the title. They all feature dramatic archival and full-color photos on nearly every page. In Animal Survival, the first chapter introduces resilient creatures that beat the odds and then follows with their journeys, animal heroes, and their work while surviving natural disasters. Extreme Sports and Wilderness ask readers, "Are You Nuts?" to want to do the things these athletes dare to attempt. These are books that youngsters will enjoy and talk about.—Patty Saidenberg, George Jackson Academy, New York City

Product Details

Publication date:
Extreme Survival Series
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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