Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK1717
STORM: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM LAND AND SEA Willis 2000
By Willis, Clint
Price: $16.95


Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
2000, 1st edition. 363 pp, photos.  Adrenaline Books' search for the world's best and most exciting reading has taken readers from the peaks of Everest to the jungles of Papua, New Guinea. Now, publishing's most successful adventure literature series returns with Storm, first-hand accounts of battling the elements: hurricanes; blizzards; tornadoes; sandstorms - in mountains, seas, plains, and jungles.
 
Included are sections from sailors, climbers, captains, and other hardy souls, such as Patrick O'Brien, Stephen Venables, Chris Bonington, Sebastian Junger, Joseph Conrad and Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Harrowing adventures that test human endurance, Storm contains stories of individuals who must fight to stay alive: Barry Lopez is trapped among arctic floes by a sudden squall; Art Davidson's team freezes in a wind storm on Mt. McKinley as the temperature hits 148 degrees below zero; an idyllic sail turns tragic when Gordon Chaplin loses his ship and lover in a South Pacific typhoon. Adrenaline Books presents the latest installment of the most thrilling accounts of men and women who have had to face the full force of nature's fury.
 
In its latest compilation of short works and extracts about people in dire straits, Willis (editor, Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural) presents stories of survival in storms. The opening piece is a riveting, disturbing essay by a man who lost his wife and boat after deciding to ride out a typhoon instead of seeking shelter. In another, one of the guides of the doomed 1996 Everest expedition describes what led to his losing several members to exposure.
 
The 18 stories are a mixture of fiction, memoir, and description and cover a variety of circumstances and times. John Muir, Leo Tolstoy, Wallace Stegner, Richard Byrd, Jack London, and Sebastian Junger are among the writers represented. The individual pieces are interesting, sometimes even absorbing, but the overall effect is much the same for all: storms are big, man is small, and strength, character, and preparation make the difference between survival and disappearance. New Paperback.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WILD BLUE: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM AIR AND SPACE Willis 2000
By: Willis, Clint
Price $16.95
- Item # BK01715
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EPICS ON EVEREST: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM THE WORD'S HIGHEST PEAK Clint Willis 2003 1st edition
By: Willis, Clint
Price $19.95
- Item # BK1711
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPINE JOURNAL 2000 (UK) Volume 105
By: Alpine Club, edited by Ed Douglas
Price $34.95
- Item # AJ2000
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DER BERG RUFT! [THE MOUNTAIN CALLS!] Martin Uitz 2000 Catalog Softcover Fine
By: Uitz, Martin
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP3784-713
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PETE'S WICKED BOOK: TALES OF CLIMBING MADNESS Pete Takeda 2000 New Paperback Multiple copies available
By: Takeda, Pete
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $23.96 (96%)
- Item # BK1518-156
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EPIC: SURVIVAL FROM THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAKS Willis, Clint 1997
By: Willis, Clint
Price $20.00
- Item # BK2064
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MADMAN OF MOUNT EVEREST Ann Livesay 2000 Paperback Fine
By: Livesay, Ann
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $13.01 (87%)
- Item # OP7162-584
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE PERFECT STORM Paperback
By: Junger, Sebastian.
Price $6.99
- Item # BK757
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LEFT FOR DEAD: MY JOURNEY HOME FROM EVEREST Beck Weathers 2000 1st edition hardcover DJ [Not signed]
By: Weathers, Beck
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.00, You Save $14.01 (58%)
- Item # BK1658
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JOSHUA TREE BOULDERING 2000 2nd ed New Paperback SIGNED by Mari Gingery
By: Gingery, Mari
Price $1.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.05 (92%)
- Item # GB561-956
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILD BLUE: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM AIR AND SPACE Willis 2000
By: Willis, Clint
Price $16.95
- Item # BK01715
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EPIC: SURVIVAL FROM THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAKS Willis, Clint 1997
By: Willis, Clint
Price $20.00
- Item # BK2064
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EPICS ON EVEREST: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM THE WORD'S HIGHEST PEAK Clint Willis 2003 1st edition
By: Willis, Clint
Price $19.95
- Item # BK1711
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GRASPING FOR HEAVEN: INTERVIEWS WITH NORTH AMERICAN CLIMBERS Frederic V. Hartemann and Robert Hauptman 2011 1st ed New Paperback
By: Hartemann, Frederic V. and Robert Hauptman
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $25.01 (63%)
- Item # BK2482-611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINEERING FACTS AND FEATS: GUINNESS SUPERLATIVES BOOK Edward Pyatt 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine to Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Pyatt, Edward
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # OP1692-5603
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN CAVERNS OF BLUE ICE A NOVEL 1991 1st ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Richard Roper 6 copies available
By: Roper, Richard
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $17.01 (68%)
- Item # BK1301-6866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ADVENTURE Edmund Hillary 1955 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $59.99
- Item # OP138-1132
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VAINCRE LE GEANT: RUDY VAN SNICK SUR LE MOUNT EVEREST [FIGHT THE GIANT: RUDY VAN SNICK ON MOUNT EVEREST] Herman Detienne 1990 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Detienne, Herman
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP5131-713
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: THE INDIAN EVEREST SAGA 1854-2006 Kohli 2006 1st edition
By: Kohli, M.S.
Price $34.95
- Item # BK2308
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ADVENTURE 1955 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $175.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $75.00 (30%)
- Item # OP138E-5267
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK [Children's Book] Matt Dickinson 2002 1st ed Hardcover 3 Copies Available
By: Dickinson, Matt
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $20.00 (80%)
- Item # BK1844-7653
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH AMBITION: A BIOGRAPHY OF REINHOLD MESSNER Ronald Faux 1982 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Reinhold Messner and Ronald Faux
By: Faux, Ronald. SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
Price $74.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $76.00 (51%)
- Item # OP304AB-257
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN ENDEAVOR. Verghese, B.G. 1962 1st ed
By: Verghese, B.G.
Price $50.00
- Item # OP1673
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart