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Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors

Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors (Paperback)

By Read, Piers Paul

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In 1972, a Fairchild plane crashed in the Andes mountains. Those who survived were hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth. After eight days of heavy snowfall, the rescue attempt was abandoned. Even if the plane could be found, the likelihood of the forty-five... passengers and crew being discovered alive was unimaginable. Yet ten weeks later, a Chilean peasant caught sight of two emaciated men in a remote Andean valley. After finally persuading the incredulous authorities that they really were passengers from the missing plane, the two men led a rescue team to the site of the crash, the remaining fourteen survivors and a devastating tale of horrific bravery. Putting to rest the rumours and criticism the survivors suffered, Alive exposes the inescapable truth and stark courageousness of how they lived to tell their story. Weakened by starvation, extreme cold, and by the awful knowledge that the search had been called off, the survivors had to face the torturous reality of their situation: to live, they must eat the flesh of their dead companions...
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ISBN 9780099574521
Released NZ 18 Oct 2012
Publisher Cornerstone
Format Paperback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780099574521
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Arrow Books Ltd
Released 18 Oct 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Read, Piers Paul
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Physical Geography: Mountains
Outdoor Survival Skills
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 363.124098
Weight 354g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education