Hardcover Book, Man Against Nature, Charles Neider, Non-Fiction, History, Ex-Library Book, Historical Facts, Eyewitness Accounts
A hard covered book entitled Tales of Adventure and Exploration Man Against Nature edited by Charles Neider.
From Pliny the Younger's eyewitness description of the eruption of Vesuvius to a brilliant scholar's death from radiation poisoning, this is a remarkable collection of 45 firsthand accounts that encompass man's struggle to survive and conquer the forces of earthquakes, bubonic plague, cataclysmic fires, blizzards, tidal waves, floods, deadly insects, and waterspouts. Within these pages, readers can experience living for 45 seconds in a tornado, standing triumphant at the North Pole, battling a whale, bailing out of a plane at supersonic speed, crossing 800 miles of the Antarctic Sea in an open boat, and other exploits. Contributors include Roald Amundsen, Ernest Hemingway, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jaques-Yves Cousteau, Herodotus, Thor Heyerdahl, Charles Lindbergh, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and Orville Wright. A great gift for any history buff.
8½ inches in length
6 inches in width
Published by Harper & Brothers -- 1954 -- First Edition --Ex-Library Book
This book is in Very Good condition. All of the book's pages are clean with no marks except the last fly which has a stain as well as a library card holder and card. There are library stamps on the copyright page, front fly leaf, and inside back cover.
The dust cover is in excellent condition covered with a plastic protecting wrap.
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