Number of page: 320
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.” —Los Angeles TimesFour travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.The basis of an upcoming motion picture, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
Amazing read! This harrowing tale of one mans adventure and then survival in the jungle is a thrilling terrifying and ultimately uplifting. I couldnt put it down!
LibraryThing Review This is an interesting adventure book. The writing is plain, unadorned, and not elegant but sense of being there in the first person really comes across without being maudlin. There is a little
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Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth the four backpackers split up into two groups But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet Stranded without a knife map or survival training he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive As his feet begin to rot during raging storms as he loses all sense of direction and as he begins to lose all hope he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive Lost in the Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature and a terrifying true account that you won t be able to put down