Transworld Publishers has acquired survival expert and TV personality Bear Grylls’ new book, How To Stay Alive, a compendium of lessons he has learnt on his adventures across the globe.
The book draws on Grylls’ lessons learnt during his time in 21 SAS, through to his expeditions climbing and paragliding over Everest, travelling through the Arctic's Northwest Passage, crossing oceans and taking part in adventures in "the toughest corners of each of the seven continents".
Transworld acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Caroline Michel at PFD, to publish How To Stay Alive on 2nd November.
Topics covered by the illustrated collection of "How To" guides, include: How to survive an avalanche, put together a perfect survival pack, survive a bear attack, land a helicopter in an emergency, identify poisonous plants, handle yourself in a fight, carry out basic motor maintenance, avoid blisters and hitch-hike, among others. As well as full detailed chapters on all of the above, the book will distil the information into handy "K.I.S.S| (Keep It Simple Stupid) sections at the end of each chapter.
Henry Vines, senior commissioning editor, said: "We are hugely excited to be publishing How To Stay Alive this November. Bear's survival experience and knowledge are second-to-none, and he’s the man we’d all want to have beside us when the going gets tough. In How To Stay Alive we have the next best thing: Bear’s ultimate survival guide, in which he shares all of his essential skills for the very first time, equipping us for any situation life is likely to throw at us."
Grylls last year struck a deal with Bonnier Zaffre to publish activity books and fiction titles for readers aged 5-12. Prior to this, he was the author of several previous books, including a children’s series for Penguin Random House and a series of action thrillers for Orion following a seven-figure deal.