Danger Stalks the Land: Alaskan Tales of Death and Survival

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Macmillan, Nov 29, 1999 - Nature - 336 pages
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Alaska is like no other state and few countries; men experience greater risk in her arms. This one-of-a-kind anthology captures the spine tingling adventures of daring men and women who venture into Alaska's vast wilderness and look death in the eye. Danger Stalks the Land relates gripping episodes of animal attacks, avalanches, aircraft disasters, fishing, hunting, and skiing accidents, and chronicles risky climbs and reckless mountaineering amid Alaska's fantastic peaks. Through exhaustive research and interviews, author Larry Kaniut has captured in one volume, the terror and beauty of man's attempt to explore a vast and unforgiving land.
  

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Review: Danger Stalks the Land: Alaskan Tales of Death and Survival

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Captivating short stories of survival and death in the great state of Alaska. Very well written. I love the outdoors and this book captured it. Wilderness adventures in remote areas of all kinds ... Read full review

Review: Danger Stalks the Land: Alaskan Tales of Death and Survival

User Review  - James - Goodreads

A fun read of supposedly true and harrowing life and death adventures in Alaska, or, "Yes, you can die in Alaska like everyone else. Neat, huh?" Read full review

Contents

Too Little Too Late
1
Never Give Up
7
Fire and Ice
14
Deaths Cold Grip
17
Fairweather Nearly Won
21
Look for a Corpse
26
Nearly Too Late
33
Sole Survivor
41
Mistakes Can Kill
158
No Sign of Life
173
The Last Adventure
180
Mugged by a Rogue
187
What Happened?
198
Gone without a Trace
204
Costly Mistake
209
Will They Find Me?
216

A Tail and a Prayer
44
Death Stalked the Ice
52
Death Wore White
60
A Friend Is Lost
68
When a Friend Falls
72
Miracle Man
79
Death Stalked the Edge
93
Date with Death
102
It Will Never Happen to Me
105
Functional Relationship with God
112
In the Face of Death
123
Come Quick Im Being Eaten by a Bear
125
Against All Odds
134
A Brothers Love
143
My Haunting Nightmare
150
Seven Hours on a Cold Float
224
River Gone Wild
233
Piece a Cake
240
One Tough Trapper
247
Come Back Alive
250
Over the Edge
257
Danger Ignored
263
Heroes One and All
270
Deer Hunt Gone Awry
276
Nightmare in the Inlet
281
Death Wouldnt Wait
287
Escape from the Pit
294
Survival Appendix
301
Source Notes
317
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About the author (1999)

Larry Kaniut moved to Alaska in 1966 and has lived there ever since. His first book, Alaska Bear Tales was a bestseller. Mr. Kaniut's stories have appeared in Outdoor Life, Outdoor America, Anchorage Times, and Alaska Magazine.

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