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True adventures for boys / [edited by Paul Safont] .

Contributor(s): Safont, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Macmillan, [2007]Description: 182 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780330452946 (hbk.).Subject(s): Eccentrics and eccentricities | Aeroplane crash survival | Shipwreck survival | Survival | Survival at sea | Wilderness survival | Adventure and adventurersDDC classification: 904
Contents:
Introduction -- Out of the lion's jaws -- The last drive -- Lost in vesuvius -- Bandsaw amok -- A fall of three thousand feet! -- The sheer face of hell -- Over Niagara falls in a rubber ball! -- A fight with a leopard -- I fell 20,000 feet -- I'll climb Everest alone (Part I) -- Descent from danger (Part II) -- The final assault (Part III) -- The professor in the bear trap -- The bird man's final gamble -- The grey scourage -- A lady's meteor-hunt above the clouds -- "My strangest experience" -- Buried alive by a dead elephant -- Death in the desert -- Green killer -- Across America by airship -- Under the train -- The peril of seaman diver young -- Long journey to nowhere -- A training school for cowboys.
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This is a collection of thrilling tales of exploration and adventure for all brave boys from seven to 70, a fresh-air manly world where the only thing to fear is fear itself, and where big boys don't cry.

First published as Wide world, by Macmillan, 2004.

" ... gathered from the pages of Wide world magazine, the longest-running true adventure magazine of the twentieth century."

Introduction -- Out of the lion's jaws -- The last drive -- Lost in vesuvius -- Bandsaw amok -- A fall of three thousand feet! -- The sheer face of hell -- Over Niagara falls in a rubber ball! -- A fight with a leopard -- I fell 20,000 feet -- I'll climb Everest alone (Part I) -- Descent from danger (Part II) -- The final assault (Part III) -- The professor in the bear trap -- The bird man's final gamble -- The grey scourage -- A lady's meteor-hunt above the clouds -- "My strangest experience" -- Buried alive by a dead elephant -- Death in the desert -- Green killer -- Across America by airship -- Under the train -- The peril of seaman diver young -- Long journey to nowhere -- A training school for cowboys.

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