MAN AGAINST NATURE by Charles- Ed. Neider
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An anthology that considers the psychological and the physiological aspects that make up man's response to nature's challenge provides inspiring reading. Eyewitness accounts range from Pliny the Younger's description of the eruption of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii down to the tornado that struck Waco, Texas. Historical events in pioneering are related by Lindbergh, Peary, Byrd, Amundsen, Orville Wright, Heyerdahl, Hillary, Cousteau, Beebe, etc... Herodotus' account of ""Bridging the Hellespont"" follows Hemingway's ""Death in the Afternoon"". Man against the elements; man against animal, as in Hunter and Corbett extracts; man against disease, as in Boccaccio's description of the Black Death; man against cannibal-men, as in Broomfield's account -- these topics give thought and depth to true adventure in a superb collection.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1954
Publisher: Harper