Discover the harrowing, true tales of those who have faced certain death...and survived The stories seem too unbelievable to be true. Lost individuals facing the most severe natural disasters, the most dangerous situations, and the most inhospitable conditions...and coming back alive. From plane crashes and sinking ships to surviving in freezing forests and dry deserts, this anthology of survival stories includes some of the most famous, unbelievable tales of beating the odds. This book features gripping tales of sheer bravery and quick thinking, including: Juliane Koepcke, the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian Amazon Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who floated for 13 months alone in the Pacific ocean Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm to escape the canyon he'd been trapped in Lincoln Hall, who was abandoned on Mount Everest ...and many more. Whether you want to be thrilled by close calls and narrow escapes, or get inspired by some of the greatest stories of human endurance, this collection of tales has something for everyone.