Into The Amazon

An Incredible Story of Survival in the Jungle

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857653202

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 1857

The last time John Harrison ventured into the jungle a member of his group died. This time he brought his wife. The Tumucumaque Hills on Brazil’s northern frontier are one of the few remaining unexplored regions on earth. Back in 1950, a young French explorer set off into the deepest jungle of that region and was never seen again. Inspired by that explorer’s diary, John and Heather Harrison paddled their canoe into some of the remotest tributaries of the Amazon, with no TV cameras, sponsors or the slightest chance of being rescued if things went wrong. Lost, and threatened by malaria, snakes, jaguars, piranhas, aggressive wild pigs and flesh-burrowing insects, they slashed a precipitous path over the mountains. This is travel at its rawest: the incredible story of the Harrisons’ struggle to keep their deteriorating sanity and relationship intact in one of the most hostile and unforgiving places in the world.


A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783728868

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9515

I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net... and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar.' Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle. The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. But when a terrible rafting accident separates them, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone. Stranded without a knife, map or survival training, he must improvise in order to survive. He wonders if he will make it back alive.

Lost in the Jungle

A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

ISBN: 9781840246728

Category: Travel

Page: 314

View: 517

A classic adventure book in the spirit of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Heart of Darkness.

Canoeing the Congo

The First Source-to-Sea Descent of the Congo River

Author: Phil Harwood

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857659081

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 5646

At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river’s true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes and spiders’ webs the size of houses. He collapsed from malaria, and was arrested, intimidated and chased. On one stretch, known as ‘The Abattoir’ for its history of cannibalism and reputation for criminal activity, the four brothers he hired as bodyguards were asked by locals, ‘Why haven’t you cut his throat yet?’ But he also received tremendous hospitality from proud and brave people long forgotten by the Western world, especially friendly riverside fishermen who helped wherever they could on Phil’s exhilarating and terrifying five-month journey.

Lost... In the Jungle of Doom

Author: Tracey Turner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472907485

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3621

Deep in the Amazon Rainforest, danger lurks round every corner. Will you survive ferocious jaguars, terrifying black caiman and deadly dehydration? Packed full of fascination facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in?is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?

Lost in the Amazon

The True Story of Five Men and their Desperate Battle for Survival

Author: Stephen Kirkpatrick,Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418516287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8735

In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men. Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle. What began as a career-making photo expedition quickly turned into a desperate struggle for survival. The five men battle poisonous reptiles, hungry bugs, torrential rains, brutal heat, and an unforgiving landscape in an attempt to find their way back to civilization. They soon learn that survival is not only a physical, but a mental and spiritual challenge as well. Lost in the Amazon is a gripping, sometimes humorous, and ultimately inspirational story about the human drive to survive, and about clinging to faith in the worst circumstances imaginable.

Osoboy, Wonder Dog of the Jungle

Author: Terry Kelly

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467802859

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 4188

Osoboy, Wonder Dog of the Jungle, is a narrative based on the adventures of this dog and his master. Brought to the remote Amazon jungle as a small puppy from the United States, Osoboy began his incredible journey from a fearful puppy to a fearless and faithful hunter. The unbelievable courage and agility that he demonstrates to protect his master and provide the necessary food for the community of Christian believers he is connected with will thrill the heart of the young and old alike. Taking place on a tributary of the mighty Amazon River, the story takes the reader to areas so remote that few could visualize or comprehend. Come follow the saga of a man and his dog and their intricate connection to a group of foreigners and nationals who attempt to form a life in an area so hostile that their very future is constantly in jeopardy. See how in the beginning the innocence and simplicity of the native population, whom these Christians have targeted to help, is slowly converted to the evil ways of the Mafia. Soon, through the power of greed and money, they are forced to cultivate tons of cocaine to satiate their ever increasing demand. Yet through it all, there stood a dog whose very presence exemplified the noblest traits of courage and fidelity. Undaunted by the impending evil, Osoboy continued to represent the very qualities that resist evil and nurtures goodness. As the dawning of a new day began to hover over the Amazon region of southern Colombia where this story took place, the life of Osoboy will continue to inspire and thrill the lives of all who hear and read of his adventures.

When I Fell From The Sky

The True Story of One Woman's Miraculous Survival

Author: Juliane Koepcke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7547

On December 24th 1971, the teenage Juliane boarded the packed flight in Peru to meet her father for Christmas. She and her mother fought to get some of the last seats available and felt thankful to have made the flight. The LANSA airplane flew into a heavy thunderstorm and went down in dense Amazon jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. She fell two miles from the sky, still strapped to her plane seat, into the jungle. She was the sole survivor among the 92 passengers, which included her mother, and Juliane s unexplainable survival has been called a modern-day miracle. With incredible courage, instinct and ingenuity, she crawled and walked alone for eleven days in the green hell of the Amazon. She survived using the skills she d learned in assisting her parents on their research trips into the jungle before coming across a loggers hut, and, with it, safety. Now she tells her fascinating story for the first time and on its 40th anniversary she shares not only the private moments of her survival and rescue but her inspiring life in the wake of the disaster.

The Backpacker

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857653105

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 6507

‘Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly severed human finger...’ John’s trip to India starts badly when his girlfriend returns home and he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. But his life is saved by an enigmatic traveller called Rick, who persuades John to question his mundane plans for the future, risking it all for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan; John, Rick and their new friend Dave pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs and wild beach parties. Running out of money and pursued by the Thai Mafia, they embark on adrenalin-fuelled journeys to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn. Filled with wild adventures in exotic locations, this is not travel writing for the faint-hearted: this is an amazing true story of the hunt for excess at any cost.

Book Lust to Go

Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617015

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9914

Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.


A True Story of Survival

Author: Annette Herfkens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682450422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 394

A riveting, inspirational true story of an incredibly resilient woman who broke professional barriers as a Dutch banker, was the sole survivor of Vietnam Airlines Flight 474, found love after the loss of her fiance, and continues to raise her autistic son, never wavering in her optimism. On the morning of November 14, 1992, Annette Herfkens, a top Dutch banker (and one of the few female international bond traders on Wall Street), packed her luggage for a romantic getaway with her longtime fiance, Willem. At 6:25 that morning, Annette and Willem boarded the plane out of Ho Chi Minh City, with twenty-three other passengers and six crew members, excited to finally have a vacation together. Six minutes before landing, flying at speed of 300 miles per hour, the plane lost altitude and crashed along a mountain ridge in the jungle of Vietnam. At first Annette heard the voices of other passengers, but soon they went quiet. Annette was the only survivor. For eight days she lay injured and alone, with only rainwater to sustain her. Presumed dead, her obituary made it into local newspapers. What followed is an incredible story of survival, mystery, and the endurance of spirit. Even after surviving and learning to cope with her harrowing experience, Annette’s biggest life challenge began years later, when her son Maxi was diagnosed with autism. As she weathered the joys and challenges of raising Maxi, Annette often called upon the profound insights she learned during those eight days, viewing every turbulent event in her life with the unflinching optimism of a true survivor. This is an inspiring account of one woman’s journey and perseverance, as a plane-crash survivor and even more so as a devoted mother to her autistic son, but also of discovering strength and beauty in unexpected places.

Project-Based Writing in Science

Author: Lawrence Baines

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462096716

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 9961

Turn your students into scientists who use their knowledge and creativity to solve real-world problems. Each lesson features a step-by-step guide; a summary of recent research; and handouts that are classroom-ready. Learn about the three levels of writing, from a Level 1 quickwrite to a formal, multi-part, Level 3 research paper. Each writing assignment—narrative, persuasive, and informative—includes a detailed rubric that makes grading easy. Students collaborate to contain an outbreak of avian flu, lead a group of people trying to survive under harsh conditions, battle drought in a densely-populated city in the American southwest, research the behavior of animals in the local region, and calculate their own speed, velocity, and momentum. Engaging and demanding, Project-Based Writing in Science helps students to understand and improve the world.

The Mapmaker's Wife

A True Tale Of Love, Murder, And Survival In The Amazon

Author: Robert Whitaker

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786741848

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4045

In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely completed their mission. One was murdered, another perished from fever, and a third-Jean Godin-nearly died of heartbreak. At the expedition's end, Jean and his Peruvian wife, Isabel Gramesón, became stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon, victims of a tangled web of international politics. Isabel's solo journey to reunite with Jean after their calamitous twenty-year separation was so dramatic that it left all of 18th-century Europe spellbound. Her survival-unprecedented in the annals of Amazon exploration-was a testament to human endurance, female resourcefulness, and the power of devotion.Drawing on the original writings of the French mapmakers, as well as his own experience retracing Isabel's journey, acclaimed writer Robert Whitaker weaves a riveting tale rich in adventure, intrigue, and scientific achievement. Never before told, The Mapmaker's Wife is an epic love story that unfolds against the backdrop of "the greatest expedition the world has ever known."

Hi, My Name Is John

My Story of Survival with Autism and Learning Disabilities

Author: John Malatesta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462888305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 3694

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The Lost Lady of the Amazon

The Story of Isabela Godin and Her Epic Journey

Author: Anthony Smith

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786710485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

View: 2718

Describes the epic odyssey of Isabela Godin des Odonais, an eighteenth-century aristocrat, who braved the perils of the Amazon to undertake a three-thousand-mile journey marked by hardship, starvation, danger, and death.

The Gate Of Two Snakes

Author: L.H. May

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491823399

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 6081

The book is about Americans in love in Peru in 1973-74, when Watergate preoccupied everybody back home, when Allende had just been overthrown in Chile, and things weren't very stable around or between the characters. The title refers to their garden gate in Cuzco, which had a stone lintel with twin serpents. He took it as a propitious sign for renewal of their love, since the snake meant good luck and prosperity for the Incas. Of course in Eden it meant the opposite, an ambiguity he appreciated as he reported on the aftermath of the Allende coup and the return of Peron, whiile trying to make it as a foreign correpondent so he could be with Liz, a photographer based in Cuzco. Peru seemed stable by comparison to DC, an inversion of the usual political stability of North versus South America, but in impoverished Ayacucho Province a Maoist rebel group, Sendero Luminoso, had arisen and Liz had been taking photos there the summer before, creating problems with the government they didn't need in addition to personal concerns with free love and open marriage, black market and stolen art, so chaos inside their gate as well as outside.

Feminists re-reading the Amazon

anthropological adventures into the realm of sex and violence

Author: Sharon W. Tiffany,Kathleen J. Adams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Abused women

Page: 63

View: 8393



Author: David Long

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571316034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 1412

Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017 Be shocked and amazed by these amazing 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 aeroplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety. The Woman Who Froze to Death and 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. With favourites such as Ernest Shackleton, these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends.

The Forgotten Highlander

An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific

Author: Alistair Urquhart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628731508

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1657

Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders, captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Forced into manual labor as a POW, he survived 750 days in the jungle working as a slave on the notorious “Death Railway” and building the Bridge on the River Kwai. Subsequently, he moved to work on a Japanese “hellship,” his ship was torpedoed, and nearly everyone on board the ship died. Not Urquhart. After five days adrift on a raft in the South China Sea, he was rescued by a Japanese whaling ship. His luck would only get worse as he was taken to Japan and forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki. Two months later, he was just ten miles from ground zero when an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. In late August 1945, he was freed by the American Navy—a living skeleton—and had his first wash in three and a half years. This is the extraordinary story of a young man, conscripted at nineteen, who survived not just one, but three encounters with death, any of which should have probably killed him. Silent for over fifty years, this is Urquhart’s inspirational tale in his own words. It is as moving as any memoir and as exciting as any great war movie.

Survival Handbook - Jungle

Could You Get Out Alive?

Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Survival Handbook

ISBN: 9781782094340

Category: Jungle survival

Page: 96

View: 4042

These exhilarating guides cover the essentials of how to survive in incredibly tough environments. Six sections per book provide vital information on planning, equipment, food, water, shelter, navigation - and how to be rescued! Practical activities to try at home Diagrams and photos accompany in-depth information and top tips Includes gripping true stories Write-in areas for readers' observations