Accidental Adventures: Alaska: True Tales of Ordinary People Facing Danger in the Wilderness [Minkštas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 240 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, 1 Maps; 21 Illustrations, black and white
  • Išleidimo metai: 15-Jul-2020
  • Leidėjas: The Lyons Press
  • ISBN-10: 1493044753
  • ISBN-13: 9781493044757
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 240 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, 1 Maps; 21 Illustrations, black and white
  • Išleidimo metai: 15-Jul-2020
  • Leidėjas: The Lyons Press
  • ISBN-10: 1493044753
  • ISBN-13: 9781493044757
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
"America's fascination with Alaska began at the turn of the last century, when Jack London and John Muir captivated readers with their fiction and nonfiction stories-and continues today, both with such popular books as Into the Wild and the explosion of Alaska reality TV shows. In such a giant and forbidding place, people lose their way. They hurt themselves. Their equipment fails. They clash with wildlife. And in Alaska, one stroke of bad luck-one small mistake-can mean catastrophe. This book collects twenty such stories, all told from the survivor's point of view. The book relates true stories of getting lost in the wilderness, bear attacks, dead-stick landings, snowmobile calamities, capsizing canoes, and even escaping a volcanic eruption. Told as cautionary tales, these stories are not only a nail-biting good read on their own, but illustrate the many perils of living, working, and recreating in the Last Frontier"--

America’s fascination with Alaska began at the turn of the last century, when Jack London and John Muir captivated readers with their fiction and nonfiction stories—and continues today with such popular books as Into the Wild and the explosion of Alaska reality TV shows. In such a giant and forbidding place, people lose their way. They hurt themselves. Their equipment fails. They clash with wildlife. And in Alaska, one stroke of bad luck—one small mistake—can mean catastrophe. This book recounts twenty true misadventures, all but one told from the survivor’s point of view. Its chapters describe getting lost in the wilderness, bear attacks, dead-stick landings, snowmobile mishaps , overturned canoes, and even escape from a steaming volcano. Told as cautionary tales, these chapters are not only a nail-biting good read on their own, but an illustration of the many perils of living, working, and recreating in the Last Frontier.
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Map
xii
Chapter 1 The Trail Less Traveled
1(18)
Chapter 2 Rugged Island
19(14)
Chapter 3 Downdraft
33(8)
Chapter 4 Alone in the Wilderness
41(20)
Chapter 5 Buried
61(12)
Chapter 6 Surge
73(8)
Chapter 7 A Mother's Instinct
81(6)
Chapter 8 Dead Stick
87(10)
Chapter 9 A Bitter Plunge
97(10)
Chapter 10 Stripped
107(18)
Chapter 11 Ice Lakes
111(14)
Chapter 12 Hellhole
125(12)
Chapter 13 First Responders
137(10)
Chapter 14 Small-Craft Advisory
147(8)
Chapter 15 Spruce Number Two
155(14)
Chapter 16 Stealing Breakfast
169(16)
Chapter 17 Iced In
185(12)
Chapter 18 The Hunted
197(6)
Chapter 19 Darkness Falls
203(8)
Chapter 20 Decision Point
211
Chris Lundgren is the author of two books, The Runner's World Guide to Running and Pregnancy from Rodale and Legendary Locals of Chugiak-Eagle River from Arcadia Publishing. She has written for Runner's World, Alaska Coast, Morris Publications and other magazines and newspapers across the country A 21-year resident of Alaska, Chris spends as much time in the outdoors as possible. She is a longtime volunteer at the Eagle River Nature Center, a place where local guides and outdoor experts teach workshops and through which thousands of tourists pass each year. She lives in Anchorage.