Survivors


Author: David Long
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571316034
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017 Be shocked and amazed by these amazing real-life stories of extreme survival. Including... The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark, a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark's blood in place of fresh water. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, a teenager who fell 2 miles from an aeroplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety. The Woman Who Froze to Death and Lived, a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long her heart stopped. Four hours later, medics managed to warm her blood enough to revive her. With favourites such as Ernest Shackleton, these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends.

Survivors

An Oral History Of The Armenian Genocide
Author: Donald E. Miller,Lorna Touryan Miller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520923270
Category: History
Page: 274
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Between 1915 and 1923, over one million Armenians died, victims of a genocidal campaign that is still denied by the Turkish government. Thousands of other Armenians suffered torture, brutality, deportation. Yet their story has received scant attention. Through interviews with a hundred elderly Armenians, Donald and Lorna Miller give the "forgotten genocide" the hearing it deserves. Survivors raise important issues about genocide and about how people cope with traumatic experience. Much here is wrenchingly painful, yet it also speaks to the strength of the human spirit.

Survivors

A Novel of the Coming Collapse
Author: James Wesley Rawles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439172811
Category: Fiction
Page: 468
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Follows a group of people struggling in the face of a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in America that has caused the breakdown of all technology and supply chains while unleashing riots and predatory gangs throughout the country.

Survivors

Our Story
Author: The Nolans
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0283071486
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Four sisters, four very different characters. But they have always been there for each other, through the hard times as well as the good. Now they describe growing up performing from as young as two, what it was like when fame suddenly hit and how it caused rifts in their close-knit family. Linda opens up about her devastation when her beloved husband died just as she was coping with breast cancer. Bernie tells how she suffered through the hearbreak of losing her unborn child and recently faced her own cancer battle, Coleen talks about her marriages and reveals new secrets, and Maureen describes her sadness at the devastating family feud that saw her much loved older sisters fall out with her, Linda, Bernie and Coleen. And they share the joy of getting back on stage for their thirtieth anniversary tour - four survivors who found that age doesn't matter when it comes to having a great time.

Survivors


Author: Z.A. Recht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451628838
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The long-awaited finale of Z.A. Recht’s “action-packed zombie extravaganza” (Ryan C. Thomas) that began with the acclaimed novels Plague of the Dead and Thunder and Ashes. . . . THE MORNINGSTAR STRAIN WAS THE END OF THE WORLD. In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, two separate bands of survivors journey across a decimated America, each with the desperate goal of finding the cure for the virulent plague that threatens the existence of humankind—or what’s left of it. Now it’s up to these inheritors of the future to outlive their waking nightmare, any way they can. BUT FOR THESE SURVIVORS, IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING. One group includes a brilliant virologist; for the other, an immune soldier proves invaluable. Battling infected and marauding raiders at every turn, the teams soon uncover the devious plans of Sawyer, an agent of the Chairman of the Reunited States of America, who believes that Dr. Anna Demilio already has the cure, and he will stop at nothing to find her. Now, with the salvation of the world and their own souls on the line, how far will the survivors go to emerge victorious?

Strange Survivors

How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life
Author: One R. Pagan
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1944648593
Category: Science
Page: 280
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Life is beautiful, ruthless, and very, very strange. In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom—all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, helping the species avoid extinction. Every living thing on this planet has developed a time-tested arsenal of weapons and defenses. Some of these weapons and defenses, however, are decidedly more unusual than others. In Strange Survivors, biologist Oné R. Pagán takes us on a tour of the improbable, the ingenious, and the just plain bizarre ways that creatures fight for life. Inside this funny, fascinating field guide to nature’s most colorful characters, you’ll meet killer snails, social bacteria, and an animal with toxic elbows. But Strange Survivors is more than a collection of curiosities—it is a love letter to science and an argument for the continuing relevance of this evolutionary battle as we face the threat of resistant bacteria and the need for novel medical therapies. Whether discussing blood-thinning bats and electric fish or pondering the power of cooperation, Pagán reveals the surprising lessons found in some of life’s natural oddities and how the tactics they employ to live might aid our own survival.

Lone Survivors

How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
Author: Chris Stringer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429973447
Category: Science
Page: 336
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A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient ancestors in different parts of the world) and his own "out of Africa" theory, which maintains that humans emerged rapidly in one small part of Africa and then spread to replace all other humans within and outside the continent. Stringer's new theory, based on archeological and genetic evidence, holds that distinct humans coexisted and competed across the African continent—exchanging genes, tools, and behavioral strategies. Stringer draws on analyses of old and new fossils from around the world, DNA studies of Neanderthals (using the full genome map) and other species, and recent archeological digs to unveil his new theory. He shows how the most sensational recent fossil findings fit with his model, and he questions previous concepts (including his own) of modernity and how it evolved. Lone Survivors will be the definitive account of who and what we were, and will change perceptions about our origins and about what it means to be human.

The Survivors


Author: John Sommerfield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 192
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Survivors


Author: Sophie Littlefield
Publisher: LUNA
ISBN: 1459207769
Category: Fiction
Page: 34
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DOING RIGHT ISN'T EASY IN A WORLD GONE SO WRONG Cass Dollar outlasted the fall of civilization. But surviving Aftertime requires the kind of toughness that can conquer the violent landscape of California and still retain its humanity. When a young boy and his dying grandmother are brought to the Box, the survivalist community where Cass takes shelter, she realizes that without her help he won't be long for this unforgiving new world. But while the Box is a haven from the roaming marauders—and the flesh-hungry Beaters—it forbids children within its confines. The boy will be turned out to fend for himself. All that stands between him and the brutal wilderness is Cass's protective instincts, and the stubborn resolve that's gotten her this far Aftertime. "Littlefield has a gift…page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions."" —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Aftertime

Survivors


Author: Jean Lorrah
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743412168
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Treva is an isolated human colony on the fringes of known space on the verge of becoming a true interstellar community, a full fledged menber of the Federation. But now the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM has received a distress signal for Treva is in the throes of a violent revolution, a revolution led by a merciless warlord who has committed countless atrocities in the name of freedom. Data and Lt. Tasha Yar are dispatched to investigate. Once they reach Treva, they discover the truth, and any possible solution may be far more complex than a simple rebellion. Treva's president wants more then Starfleet's good words in her fight against the rebels, she wants their weapons technology. And before the battle is over, she means to get them. Over Data's and Yar's dead bodies, if necessary.

Survivors #1: The Empty City


Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062102584
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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From the author of the bestselling Warriors and Seekers books comes a thrilling new animal fantasy series. In Survivors, Erin Hunter shows readers the world through the eyes of dogs, as she did with cats and bears in her earlier series. The Empty City begins with the Big Growl, a devastating earthquake that changes Lucky's world forever. Lucky has always been a Lone Dog, but now he needs a Pack in order to stay alive, so he teams up with a group of Leashed Dogs who have been separated from their owners. Lucky's vivid point of view and the pulse-pounding action make for the start of an addictive series. The time has come for dogs to rule the wild! Supports the Common Core State Standards

Survivors, Victims, and Perpetrators

Essays on the Nazi Holocaust
Author: Joel E. Dimsdale
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780891163510
Category: History
Page: 474
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First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Survivors


Author: Gurdial Singh,Rana Nayar
Publisher: Katha
ISBN: 9788189020248
Category: Panjabi fiction
Page: 242
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A carpenter's son, winner of practically every literary award in the country, including the Padma Shri for literature, and the Jnanpith for lifetime achievement, Gurdialji has been and done so many things in his life: He has made wheels for bullock carts, been a college professor for a living, painted for leisure, moulded water tanks out of iron sheets. He's lived life and so can write life. His writings function in the realm of human creativity, hovering between the private and the public, the individual and the social.

Survivors

Cambodian Refugees in the United States
Author: Sucheng Chan
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252071799
Category: History
Page: 337
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A multidisciplinary study of why and how Cambodians have come to the US and how they have fared since. Companion to Chan / Not Just Vicitms, UIP 2003, CI 0-252-02799-X (sold 200 copies) Pub date 3/2003 Pb 0-252-07101-8 (sold 350 copies) In this clear, comprehensive, and unflinching study, Sucheng Chan invites us to follow the saga of Cambodian refugees striving to distance themselves from a series of cataclysmic events in their homeland. Survivors tracks not only the Cambodians' flight for life lives but also their battle for self-definition in new American surroundings. Unparalleled in scope, Survivors begins with the Cambodians' experiences under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, following them through escape to refugee camps in Thailand and finally to the United States, where they try to build new lives in the wake of massive trauma. cultures and deal with rapidly changing gender and intergenerational relations within their own families. Poverty, crime, and racial discrimination all leave impact on their experiences in America, and each is examined in depth. Although written as a history, this is a thoroughly multidisciplinary study, and Chan makes use of research from anthropology, sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, linguistics and education. She also captures the perspective of individual Cambodians. Drawing on interviews with more than fifty community leaders, a hundred government officials, and staff members in volunteer agencies, Survivors synthesizes the literature on Cambodian refugees, many of whom come from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. A major scholarly achievement, Survivors is unique in the Asian American canon for its memorable presentation of cutting-edge research and its interpretation of both sides of the immigration process.

The Survivors


Author: Dinah McCall
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1552549127
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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When a passenger plane goes down in the Appalachians, rescue teams start looking for survivors and discover that a five-year-old boy and a woman are missing. Twenty miles from the crash site, Deborah Sanborn has a vision of two survivors, cold, hurting and scared. Over the years she has learned to trust her gift, and she senses these strangers are in terrible danger. She sees a hunter, moving in for the kill. Four generations of O'Ryan men have gathered at the crash site, ready to search for the missing boy, Johnny O'Ryan. His forty-five-year-old grandfather Mike O'Ryan isn't sure what to make of Deborah, but with the snow coming down, sh's all they've got to lead them through the mountains. Because not only are they racing against time and the elements...they're up against a killer desperate to silence his only living witnesses to murder.

Survivors: The Gathering Darkness #1: A Pack Divided


Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006234336X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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The first book in an epic new series about the Survivors dogs! From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors, Survivors is full of “wild and wonderful adventure” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that will thrill fans of Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire. For the first time Storm can remember, she has a place in a Pack, and the world that was devastated by the Big Growl is finally at peace. But tensions are rising among the dogs of the Wild Pack—and the greatest danger they face may come from within.

Survivors

Jewish Self-Help and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe
Author: Bob Moore
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 512
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The first comprehensive study of Jewish survival in western Europe in all its forms during the Holocaust.

Survivors


Author: Howie Snider
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449020119
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Young Thorna has a plan to save her colony in Eastern Hymenoptera and its wise, old ruler, Queen En, from an impending attack from tyrannical Emperor Dume and his dangerous allies. Thorna is no ordinary warrior. She is a six-inch-tall brown ant who has, along with neighboring beetles, spiders, and other creatures, evolved into an intelligent being. Author Howie Snider takes readers into the world of Kingdom Atlas, a land once occupied by billions of humans and now overrun by loyal ants, frightening beetles, courageous grasshoppers, peace-loving spiders and other fascinating insects who fight to survive.

Survivors

Experiences of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Healing
Author: Khristine Hopkins
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9780890877111
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 40
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Presents through text and hand-colored photographs the pain and incredible strength of a small group of women survivors of childhood sexual abuse