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Summary: Features Bear Grylls, who draws on his experiences as a soldier, mountaineer, and seasoned adventurer to demonstrate life-saving survival skills and techniques in some of the toughest, most treacherous environments on Earth. Shows how Bear is stranded in wilderness destinations with few supplies and is challenged to make his way back to civilization. Looks at how Bear faces sweltering desert...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Discovery Channel 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAN

Long, David

Summary: A collection of survival tales includes the story of a teenager who fell two miles from an airplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety and a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long that her heart stopped.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Faber & Faber 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 613.6 LON

Levy, Joel

Summary: Describes to young readers how to venture through all the landscapes on Earth as well as through the air, over the seas, and under the waves, plus how to find food and water in the wild, avoid deadly diseases and fight back against man-eating beasts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910 LEV

Pon, Cindy

Summary: Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC PON

Spradlin, Michael P.

Summary: In 1945 twelve-year-old Patrick and his younger brother Teddy stowaway on the U.S.S. Indianapolis in a desperate attempt to get back to the Philippines where they last saw their parents, just before the Japanese invasion--but when the ship is sunk they find themselves clinging to a piece of debris without food or water, and with hungry sharks circling below.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

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Summary: "This extensive guide will enable the reader to commune with the natural world and master a full spectrum of traditional practices, hands-on skills, and theoretical knowledge. The Bushcraft Bible is an essential tool for the naturalist in all of us who dreams of building a shelter, hunting and gathering for survival, and living a peaceful and environmentally conscious lifestyle. This...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 639 HEN

Adams, Simon.

Summary: Describes the Titanic, including its accommodations, in detail and provides an account of its sinking in the North Atlantic in April, 1912.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 910.91634 ADA

Goldish, Meish.

Summary: Lost in the Woods is a heart-stopping collection of true stories that dramatically describe what it’s like to be lost and forced to survive in the woods. Captivating, first-person accounts of survivors include a woman who survived for almost two months with barely any food after her van got stuck in the mud and three girls who scrambled for ways to help rescuers find them after they got lost in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bearport Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 613.69 GOL

Kantar, Andrew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 910.45 KAN

Monninger, Joseph.

Summary: When the plane carrying the Junior Action News Team crash lands in Alaska, the group must try to stay alive in the wilderness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MON

Olson, Tod

Summary: "World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel. At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency landing at sea. If the crew survives the impact,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

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Weitz, Chris

Summary: Old friends are separated when Jefferson tries to bring a cure for the mysterious Sickness back to the Washington Square tribe in New York City while Donna faces an unimaginable new world in England, but an even greater disaster than the Sickness looms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WEI

Summary: Stories about human beings fighting to stay alive. The people in these stories find themselves in nightmarish circumstances - cut off from civilization, often starving or dying of thirst - and have to struggle to survive. Many of them confront the prospect of resorting to eating thier companions - or being eaten themselves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thunder's Mouth Press 2001

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Dowswell, Paul.

Summary: From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, this is a collection of real stories of people who have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: EDC Pub. 2002

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DOW

Kells, Claire

Summary: A "debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer's harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her--only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEL

Bell, Samantha

Summary: "Through fascinating true stories and illuminating photos, learn how people stranded on the seas endure and survive against all odds! Additional features include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author"--Publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 613.6 BEL

Doeden, Matt.

Summary: "Describes the fight for survival while exploring the Sahara, Sonora, and Gobi Deserts"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

O'Brian, Patrick

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBR

Summary: A team of rugby players survive a plane crash deep in the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. Stranded there, they must overcome incredible odds to stay alive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

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Ellar, Simon.

Summary: Presents valuable skills and secret tricks for surviving in the wilderness, discussing knot tying, preparing and lighting a fire, tracking animals, and collecting water.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 613.69 ELL

Hanel, Rachael.

Summary: "Describes the fight for survival while exploring Antarctica"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2012

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Johnson, Richard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 613.69 Johnson 2016

Peevyhouse, Parker

Summary: The only thing worse than being locked in is facing what you locked out. Rett Ward knows how to hide. He's had six years of practice at Walling Home, the state-run boarding school where he learned how to keep his head down to survive. But when Rett wakes up locked in a small depot with no memory of how he got there, he can't hide. Not from the stranger in the next room. Or from the fact that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC PEE

Perish, Patrick

Summary: "Engaging images accompany information about how to survive an avalanche. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellwether Media, Inc. 2017

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 613.6 PER