Will to Live: Dispatches from the Edge of Survival , door Les Stroud. Hoe komt het dat de een in een zeker niet uitzichtloze situatie het loodje legt, terwijl een ander tot ieders verbazing de grootste ramp overleeft? De bekende Les Stroud gaat er in dit boek diep op in.
In Will to Live, Les Stroud, host of Survivorman and Discovery Channels Les Stroud Beyond Survival, examines the greatest true stories of endurance and perseverance. By examining real-life survival taleslike the inspiring story of the soccer team stranded in the Andes and immortalized in the bestselling book Alive by Piers Paul Reidand his own remarkable experiences in the treacherous wild, Stroud demonstrate how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome by making use of the four critical elements of survival.
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 storiesexplaining 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 McCandlessthe subject of the book and movie Into the Wild.Yossi Ghinsbergwho survived alone in the Amazon for twenty-one days.
Douglas Mawsonthe Antarctic “superman” who survived three hellish months at the bottom of the planet.
Nando Parradowho 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.
Les Stroud is a filmmaker, outdoor adventurer, singer-songwriter and creator of the hit show Survivorman. He is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club and has produced, hosted, and appeared in many television specials including Shark Week, Surviving Alaska, and Off The Grid with Les Stroud. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Larry King Live, Men’s Journal, and Entertainment Weekly.
Paperback: 228 pages