Endurance: 100 Tales of Survival, Adventure and Exploration – Signed Copy

Levison Wood

ISBN: 9781801102568S

£25.00

Signed bookplated copy of Endurance by Levison Wood

First Edition, First Printing

Hand signed by Levison Wood to the publisher’s bookplate

Booka Bookshop August 2022 Non-Fiction Book of the Month

This title is due to be published on 18th August 2022. All pre-orders will be dispatched just after this date.

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Description

100 of the most astonishing stories of human survival, adventure and exploration, chosen by Levison Wood.

We are always captivated by tales of courage and bravery, of world-firsts and death-defying experiences. In this anthology, explorer and bestselling author Levison Wood has gathered 100 of the most fascinating accounts of human endurance throughout history. From the heroism of Antarctic explorers to pioneering women in the Middle East; from record-breaking athletes to survivors of war and torture, this wide-ranging collection embraces both classics of the genre, as well as new and neglected voices. The extracts are organised around a range of themes; you will find those who sought out new frontiers, or who purposely tested their physical limits in full knowledge of the dangers or risks they might face, but also those who endured persecution and suffering, or were thrust into life or death situations yet defied the odds to survive.

Endurance┬áis packed full of you-couldn’t-make-it-up true stories and adventure fiction classics, from the high seas to the poles, from inhospitable jungles and deserts to the unknown realms of space, through physical and mental despair to euphoric highs. Yet all of these extraordinary stories celebrate the enduring nature of the human spirit, and show the mental and physical determination it sometimes takes to achieve one’s aims.

This varied and compelling collection will take you on an adventure around the world, but also on an emotional journey exploring what it means to be human.

Includes extracts about and by Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Amelia Earhart, Marie Colvin, John Krakauer, Solomon Northrup, Ella Maillart, Freya Stark, Ed Stafford, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Aron Lee Ralston, Maria Elena Moyano, Gertrude Bell, Isabelle Eberhart, Nellie Bly, Alex Honnold, Nelson Mandela, David Nott, Jules Verne, Neil Armstrong and Scott Kelly.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Head of Zeus
Published 18/08/2022
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