make the most of Lovereading desmond elliott 2017 win prizes lyrebird eligible curtis sittenfeld
Search our site
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett Read the opening extract of the brand new Jenn Bennett book before its publication on 27/07/2017

When I Fell from the Sky The True Story of One Woman's Miraculous Survival by Juliane Koepcke
  

When I Fell from the Sky The True Story of One Woman's Miraculous Survival

RRP £10.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

When I Fell from the Sky The True Story of One Woman's Miraculous Survival by Juliane Koepcke

On December 24th 1971, the teenage Juliane boarded the packed flight in Peru to meet her father for Christmas. She and her mother fought to get some of the last seats available and felt thankful to have made the flight. The LANSA airplane flew into a heavy thunderstorm and went down in dense Amazon jungle hundreds of miles from civilization.She fell two miles from the sky, still strapped to her plane seat, into the jungle. She was the sole survivor among the 92 passengers, which included her mother, and Juliane s unexplainable survival has been called a modern-day miracle.With incredible courage, instinct and ingenuity, she crawled and walked alone for eleven days in the green hell of the Amazon. She survived using the skills she d learned in assisting her parents on their research trips into the jungle before coming across a loggers hut, and, with it, safety. Now she tells her fascinating story for the first time and on its 40th anniversary she shares not only the private moments of her survival and rescue but her inspiring life in the wake of the disaster.

Reviews

She did not leave the airplane, the airplane left her. -- Werner Herzog, director of Grizzly Man Juliane Koepcke writes compellingly of the crash and her unusual childhood Financial Times (DE) Exhilaratingly written. Express (DE) Her memoir is a gripping account of a harrowing adventure and an inspiring life. Publishers Weekly Her account of the 11-day trek is enthralling. In shock and suffering from injuries, she made it to a river s edge without her eyeglasses, wearing just a minidress and one sandal. It was rainy season, so there was no fruit to eat. She was either freezing or boiling, set upon by bugs. She contended with stingrays, snakes, king vultures and caimans. Eventually, local woodcutters found her and mistook her for a water goddess. Brought to safety, she became an international icon of hope. Maclean's Magazine


About the Author

Juliane Koepcke whose married name is Diller was born in 1954 and grew up in Lima and the rain forest, where her parents founded the Panguana research station. She earned a doctoral degree in biology and works for the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich. She returns to Peru every year. Her incredible story was documented in the film Wings of Hope, directed by Werner Herzog.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

19th March 2012

Author

Juliane Koepcke

More books by Juliane Koepcke
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Nicholas Brealey Publishing an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
266 pages

Categories

Travel writing
True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

ISBN

9781857885835

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools