The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
En abril del 2008, Ed Stafford inició su trayecto para convertirse en el primer hombre en caminar por todo lo largo del Amazonas. Comenzó en la costa pacífica del Perú, y cruzó la cordillera de los Andes para encontrar la fuente oficial del río. Su viaje lo condujo a través de partes de Colombia y por medio del Brasil, mientras burlaba animales peligrosos e indígenas de machete en ristre, al tiempo que sufría lesiones, se enfrentaba al clima y confrontaba sus propios temores y dudas.
Pero Stafford no se dio por vencido. En su agotador viaje de 860 días y más de 4,000 millas, Stafford fue testigo directo de la devastación de la deforestación selvática, de la presión con que viven las tribus a causa de la pérdida de su medio ambiente natural, así como de la naturaleza en su manifestación más genuina y cruda. Caminando el Amazonas, asombroso de principio a fin, es tan apasionante como los libros de Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer y David Grann. Caminando el Amazonas es la historia inolvidable de una aventura sin precedente.
This is the story about a guy in his twenties who was looking to break out of the repetitive routine, and acted upon this by moving to Europe and sought out irresponsible pleasures.
It was inspired by his own personal experiences while traveling recklessly with all sorts of characters. He eventually travels to Central and South America, where he became immersed in these cultures while learning the languages, and making long lasting bonds with the local people.
Finally he returns to the USA, but not without the allure he acquired while on his never ending adventure, and the knowledge that he had become a man of the world who had lived his dream.
This is the fascinating story about everything that happened in between on the journey.
There comes a time in some men's lives when their physical and emotional states are pushed to the limit. Maybe their boat has capsized and they are adrift in the ocean, or maybe they've fallen into an ice crevasse, with no apparent way out. It is in these moments men discover what they are truly made of and whether they have the courage and physical strength to come back From the Jaws of Death.
This explosive collection showcases twenty-three stories of adventure gone horribly wrong, including:
--"The Devil's Thumb" by Jon Krakauer: the bestselling author recounts his perilous solo climb of Alaska's infamous Devil's Thumb
--"Surviving the St. Patrick" by Spike Walker: the crew of a fishing boat face crushing waves in the middle of a winter storm in the Gulf of Alaska
--"Look for a Corpse" by Larry Kaniut: a man buried by an avalanche fights to make it out alive
--"The Boat Journey" by Sir Ernest Shackleton: when his expedition's ship is destroyed, Shackleton and five of his crewmembers resolve to cross 800 ocean miles in a lifeboat to look for help
--And many more!
This is one of the finest and most extreme collections of true adventure ever assembled.
“Bear Grylls is one tough, crazy dude.” —Washington Post
THE THRILLING #1-BESTSELLING MEMOIR BY THE ADVENTURE LEGEND AND STAR OF NBC'S RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS
Bear Grylls has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on a remote island off of Britain's windswept coast, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. Inevitably, it wasn't long before the young explorer was sneaking out to lead all-night climbing expeditions.
As a teenager at Eton College, Bear found his identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts. These passions led him into the foothills of the mighty Himalayas and to a karate grandmaster's remote training camp in Japan, an experience that soon helped him earn a second-degree black belt. Returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously grueling selection course for the British Special Forces to join the elite Special Air Service unit 21 SAS—a journey that would push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance.
Then, disaster. Bear broke his back in three places in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident in Africa. It was touch and go whether he would walk again, according to doctors. However, only eighteen months later, a twenty-three-year-old Bear became one of the youngest climbers to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest summit. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures. . . .
Known and admired by millions as the star of Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life. Gripping, moving, and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is a must-read for adrenaline junkies and armchair explorers alike.