Best survival books non fiction

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10 Nonfiction Books I Want To Read in 2019 - The Book Castle - 2019

Best True Survival Stories

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the human will to survive. The lengths that people will go to in order to survive are truly amazing. A lot. What drives people to overcome seemingly imminent death? Does that make me sound like a serial killer?

The only thing as exciting as living your own outdoor adventure is reading about one. If you've been itching for true stories of wilderness experience and survival, then check out our list of the 10 best non-fiction outdoor adventure books. From perilous mountains and dense jungles to polar landscapes and the open ocean, there's something here to please every reader. While hardly an exhaustive list, these books represent some of the best-known and most popular in the adventure genre. Enjoy, and hope that your next nature outing proves much safer and less dramatic than these tales. Considered the definitive polar adventure story, The Worst Journey in the World chronicles the experiences of a young Apsley Cherry-Garrard as he embarks on an expedition to the South Pole with Robert Falcon Scott to collect penguin eggs.

As an outdoor writer, I eat, sleep, and breathe all things adventure shocking, I know. My complete list of the best non-fiction adventure books in the outdoors and beyond has something for nearly every interest. Note: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I get a small kickback for any purchases made through these links, at no added cost to you. This helps me pay for expenses regarding my blog, so I can keep bringing you rad suggestions for free. The hardest part about creating a list of stellar non-fiction adventure books had nothing to do with actually reading the material. But how? I chose to stick with general themes in the literature.

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The following eight stories are all true accounts from survivors of natural disasters and tragic accidents that illustrate just how enduring the human spirit can be. On October 13, , an Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying a team of rugby players and their families crashed in the Andes. For ten weeks, the 45 people on the plane lived in the shelter of the wreckage without food and waiting to be rescued. Eventually, after an avalanche and with more than half of their party dead, two of the young men hiked for 10 days across the mountains to alert authorities. Author Piers Paul Read interviewed the 16 survivors for this harrowing tale. This is the story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, two climbing partners who had just reached the top of a 21,foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck.

You can taste the adventure and learn good survival tips and sense from the comfort and safety of wherever you happen to be reading. Survival books have a great history and a power to inspire like no other literature. In a plane crashed in the Andes. It had been carrying a rugby team from Uruguay and their family and friends, and only 16 of the 45 passengers survived. Yet the survivors lasted for 72 days before a rescue team finally returned for them.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Nicole Y. says:

    Mpora's handy guide to the greatest adventure survival stories ever written

  2. Miguelina O. says:

    Popular Non Fiction Survival Books

  3. Denis M. says:

    1. The Worst Journey in the World (1922) by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

  4. Jonathan K. says:

    Incredible True Stories of Survival to Soothe the Dark Tourist’s Soul

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