A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight. On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon’s adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how long can a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with no food or clean water? Luckily, the Wild Boars are a very extraordinary "ordinary" group. Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat—who was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went missing—masterfully shows how both the complex engineering operation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteen young people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission. Meticulously researched and generously illustrated with photographs, this page-turner includes an author’s note describing her experience meeting the team, detailed source notes, and a bibliography to fully immerse readers in the most ambitious cave rescue in history.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-13 - Publisher: Candlewick Press
A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight. On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon’s adventure. But when
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-06 - Publisher: e-artnow
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Treasure Island (1882) Prince Otto (1885) The Dynamiter (1885) Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) Kidnapped (1886) The Black Arrow (1888) The Master of Ballantrae
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-01-01 - Publisher: Barry Zeeberg
The point of departure for this manuscript is the classical book of the same title by Gordon Allport. As excited as I was when I first read the book, I now feel that it was too limited in scope. Allport, immersed in his own culture, was taking for granted a