Explorer and bestselling author Levison Wood selects 100 extracts about the most astonishing acts of human endurance, adventure and survival.
This collection encompasses classics of the genre and new, diverse voices, from tales of the heroic age of exploration and incredible acts of dering-do, to pioneering women, record-breaking athletes and survivors of war and torture. Endurance takes in journeys and experiences from the poles to the high seas, from inhospitable jungles and deserts to outer space, through physical and mental despair to euphoric highs.
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, María Elena Moyano, Gertrude Bell, Isabelle Eberhart, Nellie Bly, Alex Honnold, Nelson Mandela, David Nott, Jules Verne, Neil Armstrong and Scott Kelly.
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