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The worst-case scenario survival handbook : travel

Author: Joshua Piven; David Borgenicht
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents advice from experts on the techniques they would use to respond to a variety of emergency situations such as delivering a baby in a taxi, fending off a shark, landing an airplane, and others."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Piven; David Borgenicht
ISBN: 0811831310 9780811831314
OCLC Number: 45715345
Description: 190 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Getting there: How to control a runaway camel --
How to stop a runaway passenger train --
How to stop a car with no brakes --
How to stop a runaway horse --
How to crash land a plane on water --
How to survive and airplane crash --
People skills: --
How to survive a riot --
How to survive a hostage situation --
How to pass a bribe --
How to foil a scam artist --
How to foil a UFO abduction --
How to survive a mugging --
How to tail a thief --
How to lose someone who is following you --
Getting around: How to jump from rooftop to rooftop --
How to jump from a moving train --
How to escape from a car hanging over the edge of a cliff --
How to escape when tied up --
How to ram a barricade --
How to escape from the trunk of a car --
How to survive a fall onto subway tracks --
How to survive in a plummeting elevator --
Out and about: How to survive when lost in the jungle --
How to find your way without a compass --
How to climb out of a well --
How to navigate a minefield --
How to survive a riptide --
How to survive when you fall through ice --
How to survive in frigid water --
How to survive a trip over a waterfall --
How to survive a volcanic eruption --
Food and shelter: How to survive a high rise hotel fire --
How to find water on a deserted island --
How to purify water --
How to build a shelter in the snow --
How to survive a tsunami --
How to survive a sandstorm --
How to catch fish without a rod --
How to make animal traps --
Surviving Illness and injury: How to deal with a tarantula --
How to treat a scorpion sting --
How to cross a piranha infested river --
How to treat a severed limb --
How to remove a leech.
Responsibility: by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht ; illustrations by Brenda Brown.
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Danger lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? This handbook is here to help, with  Read more...

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