Download E-books The 100 (The 100 Series) PDF

By Kass Morgan

No one has set foot in the world in centuries -- until eventually now.

Ever considering a devastating nuclear struggle, humanity has lived on spaceships a ways above Earth's radioactive floor. Now, 100 juvenile delinquents -- thought of expendable via society -- are being despatched on a perilous undertaking: to recolonize the planet. it may be their moment probability at life...or it can be a suicide mission.

CLARKE used to be arrested for treason, although she's haunted through the reminiscence of what she particularly did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, got here to Earth for the lady he loves -- yet will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his means onto the shipping pod to guard his sister, the opposite half the one pair of siblings within the universe. And GLASS controlled to flee again onto the send, in basic terms to discover that lifestyles there's simply as harmful as she feared it'd be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by way of secrets and techniques from their pasts, the hundred needs to struggle to outlive. They have been by no means intended to be heroes, yet they're mankind's final wish.

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Download E-books Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight PDF

By Matt Higgins

PEN / ESPN Award for Literary activities Writing (2015 LONGLIST)

“[P]erversely entertaining... In a very intoxicating learn that used to be difficult to place down, Matt Higgins has controlled to make genuine a global approximately as a long way faraway from everyday life because it gets.”
--Daily Beast

"Matt Higgins cracks open this astonishingly risky game and captures the astonishing adrenaline surges it delivers."--The Wall road Journal

"[R]iveting... a must-read. A highflying, electrifying tale of a treacherous activity during which each triumph is an eye fixed blink clear of changing into a disaster." --
Kirkus (STARRED)

A heart-stopping narrative of hazard and braveness, Bird Dream tells the tale of the amazing women and men who pioneered the most recent advances in aerial exploration—from skydiving to BASE leaping to wingsuit flying—and made historical past with their daring.

by way of the tip of the 20 th century BASE leaping used to be the main risky of the entire severe activities, with thrill-seeking jumpers parachuting from bridges, mountains, radio towers, or even skyscrapers. regardless of a variety of fatalities and felony skirmishes, BASE jumpers like Jeb Corliss of California concept that they had came across the final word rush. yet all this replaced for Corliss in 1999, while, excessive within the mountains of northern Italy, he and different jumpers watched in ask yourself as a stranger—wearing a crafty new jumpsuit that includes “wings” among the fingers and legs—leaped from a ledge after which really flew from the vertiginous cliffs.

Drawing on intimate entry to Corliss and different most sensible pilots from worldwide, Bird Dream tracks the evolution of the wingsuit flow in the course of the higher than existence characters who, in an age of viral video, compelled the game onto the realm degree. Their exploits—which entranced hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts alongside the way—defied mind's eye. They have been flying; in contrast to the Wright brothers, however the method we do in our dreams.

a few dared to dream of going extra but, to an afternoon while a wingsuit pilot may well fly, and land, all with no parachute. an increasing number of wingsuit pilots all started plotting ways that a man or woman may well jump from the sky and land. A part dozen teams worldwide have been devoted to this quest for a “wingsuit landing,” conjuring the pursuit of countries that when encouraged the race to first summit Everest.

Given his popularity as a stuntman, the brash, publicity-hungry Corliss remained the preferred favourite to say the 1st touchdown. but Bird Dream additionally tracks the trail of one other guy, Gary Connery—a forty-two-year-old Englishman—who used to be quietly plotting to overcome Corliss at his personal online game. followed by way of a world solid of wingsuit devotees—including a Finnish magician, a parachute tester from Brazil, an Australian laptop programmer, a gruff hang-gliding champion-turned-aeronautical engineer, a French skydiving champion, and a South African dress designer—Corliss and Connery raced to jump into the unknown, a competition that will bring about triumph for one and approximately rate the opposite his life.

in response to 5 years of firsthand reporting and unique interviews, Bird Dream is the paintings of journalist Matt Higgins, who traveled the area along those remarkable women and men as they jumped and flew in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. delivering a behind-the-scenes tackle probably the most brilliant and disastrous occasions of the wingsuit move, Higgins’s Bird Dream is a riveting, adrenaline-fueled experience on the very fringe of human adventure.

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Download E-books A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredibe Rescue PDF

By Michael J. Tougias

FROM MASTERFUL STORYTELLER MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS COMES a brand new, HEART-STOPPING TRUE-LIFE story OF MARITIME catastrophe, SURVIVAL, AND bold RESCUE, HIS such a lot exciting AND awesome tale but.

Seventy-foot waves batter a torn lifestyles raft 250 miles out to sea in a single of the world’s most deadly locations, the Gulf flow. placing directly to the raft are 3 males, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, JP de Lutz, a twin citizen of the United States and France. Their capsized forty-seven-foot sailboat has packed with water and disappeared less than the tempestuous sea. the enormous waves again and again toss the lads out in their tiny vessel, and JP, with 9 damaged ribs, is hypothermic and at the verge of demise. The captain, although, is a remarkably tricky personality, having survived a brutal boyhood, and now he needs to depend on a similar internal power to live longer than the hurricane.

Trying to arrive those survivors sooner than it’s too past due are 4 courageous Coast Guardsmen scuffling with storm- strength winds of their Jayhawk helicopter. They comprehend the waves should be severe, but if they come they're astounded to discover that the huge seas have waves attaining 80 toes. reducing the wind-whipped helicopter to drop a rescue swimmer into such chaos can be super risky. The pilots wonder whether they've got a pragmatic probability of saving the sailors clinging to the damaged lifestyles raft, and in the event that they could be in a position to even retrieve their very own rescue swimmer from the towering seas. after they decide to the rescue, they locate themselves in virtually as a lot hassle because the survivors, dealing with one life-and-death second after the subsequent.

Also stuck within the typhoon are 3 different boats, every one in a Mayday scenario. Of the 10 humans on those boats, in simple terms six will ever see land back.

Spellbinding, harrowing, and meticulously researched, A hurricane Too Soon is a brilliant account in regards to the robust collision among the forces of nature and the human will to outlive. writer Michael J. Tougias, identified for his fast paced writing kind and character-driven tales, tells this precise saga within the current demanding to provide the reader an exciting, edge-of-your-seat immediacy. A typhoon Too Soon is Tougias at his masterful top and a heart-pounding narrative of survival, the ability of the human spirit, and the most awesome rescues ever tried.

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Download E-books The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills PDF

By Joshua Piven

Following the good fortune of The whole Worst-Case situation Survival Handbook (more than 150,000 copies sold!), this ruggedly good-looking hardcover assortment brings jointly new and vintage recommendation from Worst-Case specialists to assist readers grasp the manly artsfrom wrestling an alligator to calming a crying baby to extinguishing backyardbarbeque fireswith all of the contents totally searchable on an accompanying CD.

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Download E-books Not Without Hope PDF

By Nick Schuyler

Not with no desire is the real tale of the headline-making tragedy that took the lives of 3 soccer avid gamers: NFL stars Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, and may Bleakley from the college of South Florida. instructed by way of the only survivor of the ill-fated fishing journey, Nick Schuyler, with New York occasions bestselling writer and activities journalist Jere Longford, Not with out wish is an inspiring and unforgettable tale of braveness and energy, friendship and loss, and, most significantly, wish, within the vein of Touching the Void, Into skinny Air, among a Rock and a difficult position, and Piers Paul Read’s vintage survival story, Alive. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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Download E-books The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation PDF

By Anthonio Akkermans

The last word advisor TO development security FROM the weather FOR newbies AND skilled outside lovers ALIKE

You can live on a few weeks with out nutrition and some days with out water, yet now and again, you'd be fortunate to outlive one evening with no shelter.

With constructions ideal for any climate , this publication offers emergency preserve designs outfitted from a number of components, together with one hundred pc accumulated goods, a mix of common and store-bought offers or even sturdy building materials.

The writer deals worthwhile information and methods for studying your shelter-building talents, in addition to tutorials on easy methods to make simple instruments, bedding, mattresses and different goods to extend look after comfort.

Packed with easy-to-follow directions and step by step pictures, this all-encompassing primer teaches you ways to build quite a few lifesaving shelters, including:

• Rock Shelter
• particles Hut
• Lean-To
• Bent Sapling Shelter
• Snow Cave
• Subterranean Shelter
• Scandinavian Lavvu
• Ger/Yurt
• Basha/Tarp defend

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Download E-books The Self-Reliance Manifesto: Essential Outdoor Survival Skills PDF

By Len McDougall

Storm imminent? want a hearth? Out of water? misplaced? no matter what scenario you end up in, Len McDougall has most likely been there himself and will get you out of difficulty. He finds his approach to life and teaches readers easy methods to have an identical self belief in any situation. during this accomplished, fully-illustrated advisor, McDougall finds tips on how to make water secure for consuming, construct a hearth in any stipulations, locate and construct guard, use easy scientific talents, and extra. McDougall has field-tested every thing from kayaks, backpacks, and boots to cameras, tents, and water filters, and thanks to his study and event, each person can consider extra safe.

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Download E-books The 100: Homecoming (The 100, Book 3) PDF

By Kass Morgan

Humanity is coming home.

Weeks after touchdown in the world, the Hundred have controlled to create a feeling of order amidst their wild, chaotic atmosphere. yet their gentle stability comes crashing down with the coming of recent dropships from space.

These new arrivals are the fortunate ones-back at the Colony, the oxygen is nearly gone-but after making it accurately to Earth, GLASS's good fortune looks working out. CLARKE leads a rescue celebration to the crash website, able to deal with the wounded, yet she can't cease puzzling over her mom and dad who should still be alive. in the meantime, WELLS struggles to keep up his authority regardless of the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY needs to come to a decision no matter if to stand or flee the crimes he inspiration he'd left in the back of.

It's time for the Hundred to come back jointly and struggle for the liberty they've discovered in the world, or possibility wasting everything-and everyone-they love.

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Download E-books Survival Skills of the North American Indians PDF

By Peter Goodchild

This accomplished overview of local American existence talents covers accumulating and getting ready plant meals and drugs; searching animals; developing and transporting fireplace; and crafting instruments, take care of, garments, utensils, and different units. step by step directions and a hundred forty five particular diagrams let the reader to copy local equipment utilizing fabrics to be had in neighborhood habitats. a brand new foreword, advent, and index supplement the sensible info offered.

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