Essential Survival Stories

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Earth is full of extreme environments. From soaring mountain peaks to arid deserts to rain-soaked jungles, nature's extremes are both admired and used to test people's limits in surviving them. These landscapes each have a variety of dangers, and not everyone who ventures into them comes out alive. Essential Survival Stories examines the challenges that people have faced in the wilderness and how they have survived. It also offers safety and preparedness tips for anyone looking for an outdoor adventure. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Essential Survival Stories (6 titles) New! Spring 2024
Cave and Mine Survival Stories New! Spring 2024
Desert Survival Stories New! Spring 2024
Extreme Cold Survival Stories New! Spring 2024
Forest and Jungle Survival Stories New! Spring 2024
Ocean Survival Stories New! Spring 2024
Rock and Mountain Survival Stories New! Spring 2024
  • New! Fall 2024
  • New! Spring 2024
  • New! Fall 2023
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2024
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2023-12-15
ISBN 9781098292171, 9798384910114
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Features Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents

Essential Survival Stories - School Library Journal

Opening chapters jump right into a detailed account of people in peril, from a rugby team’s plane crash in the Andes (Rock and Mountain) to a sailor stranded on a raft in the Atlantic Ocean (Ocean), before examining the multiple risks and challenges inherent in the featured environment. Subsequent pages complete the main story, then move on to shorter tales of other perilous adventures. A final chapter offers practical survival tips. The text includes just enough background information, while quotations from the survivors add a personal, first-hand touch. The narratives can be grim. Not everyone survives, and details about injuries, suffering, and even cannibalism are described straightforwardly, without sensationalizing. Chronologically, the incidents range from arctic expeditions in the 1800s (Extreme Cold and Ocean) to a 2021 gold mine rescue (Cave and Mine). VERDICT Engaging and informative nonfiction for middle school aged readers.