Serious Survival by Marshall Corwin

Serious Survival

Written by Marshall Corwin

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With a foreword by Bruce Parry, comes a courageous book telling you everything you might possibly want to know about survival in freezing conditions. Indeed if only Captain Scott had read it before setting off on his adventures then he might have won his race after all. Basic things such as what to bring, wear and how to relieve oneself in the Arctic are all covered in great detail! This book confirms the Arctic as being a most hostile environment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all have fun in it.


Serious Survival by Marshall Corwin

Over the last five years the BBC have taken groups to the world's most inhospitable places for Serious Jungle, Serious Amazon, Serious Desert, Serious Andes and Serious Arctic. This is what they had to learn to survive! The Serious Survival team shares first hand experiences with essential tips from participants and expedition leaders. Dive headfirst into jungles, canyons, sand-dunes and glaciers and discover the planet’s most colourful wildlife. Follow fascinating environmental projects such as building camel enclosures, removing illegal fishing nets and tracking polar bears. Serious Survival gives you the best advice on where to go, who to go with and what to take to ensure that you come back in one piece. A must for every budding traveller.


‘Epic and gripping’ The Sunday Times

'Encouraging a spirit of adventure and pushing adolescents through gruelling conditions.' The Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Marshall Corwin is series producer and director of the multi-award winning BBC TV Serious Adventure series and has been on every expedition. Born in Leeds, he’s an Oxford maths graduate and was a teacher before joining the BBC nearly thirty years ago as a recording engineer. He spent ten years in BBC Radio as a producer, presenter and Radio 4 announcer, before moving to BBC TV to join Newsround. As producer of the Newsround Extra documentary series he filmed in some of the world’s most hostile environments from war-zones to rainforests, winning many awards including an International Emmy. After a period producing Tomorrow’s World and major science specials such as Megalab and the 1999 Total Eclipse, he created the Serious Adventure series.

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Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

1st October 2007




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