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The worst-case scenario survival handbook : expert advice for extreme situations

Author: Joshua Piven; David Borgenicht
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Cyberbullies. Sinkholes. From wresting an alligator to evading drones to landing a plane if the pilot passes out, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help with expert, illustrated, step-by-step instructions for life's sudden turns for the worst. Needed now more than ever, this revised and expanded edition-published on the international  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Humor
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Piven; David Borgenicht
ISBN: 9781452172255 1452172250
OCLC Number: 1097597794
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; THE RULES OF SURVIVAL; Preface; Chapter One: GREAT ESCAPES AND ENTRANCES; How to Break Down a Door; INTERIOR DOORS; Newer Construction; If You Have a Screwdriver; EXTERIOR DOORS; If You Have a Sturdy Piece of Steel; If You Have a Hammer and a Screwdriver or Awl; ASSESSING AMOUNT OF FORCE REQUIRED; How to Land a Plane; How to Survive In-Flight Emergencies; EXTREME TURBULENCE; TANTRUM CHILD; EXTREME SEAT RECLINER; SNAKES ON THE PLANE; How to Capture Snakes; How to Break into a Car; WITH A HANGER; WITH A LOCKOUT TOOL; HOW TO PICK A DOOR LOCK How to Perform a Fast 180-Degree Turn with Your CarFROM REVERSE; FROM DRIVE; How to Ram a Car; How to Survive a Car Crash; How to Escape from a Sinking Car; HOW TO AVOID BREAKING THROUGH THE ICE; How to Survive a Train Derailment; How to Survive Being Buried Alive; Chapter Two: TOOTH AND CLAW; How to Survive a Snake Attack; HOW TO TREAT A BITE; WHAT NOT TO DO; HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A PYTHON; HOW TO AVOID AN ATTACK; How to Fend Off a Shark; HOW TO AVOID AN ATTACK; THREE KINDS OF SHARK ATTACKS; How to Escape from a Bear; HOW TO PREVENT AN ATTACK; IF THE BEAR CHARGES; WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE A BEAR HOW TO AVOID AN ATTACKHow to Escape from a Mountain Lion; HOW TO AVOID AN ATTACK; How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator; HOW TO AVOID AN ATTACK; How to Escape from Killer Bees; RISK OF ATTACK; HOW TO AVOID AN ATTACK; How to Deal with a Charging Bull; IF YOU ENCOUNTER A STAMPEDE; Chapter Three: THE BEST DEFENSE; How to Win a Sword Fight; HOW TO PARRY AND STRIKE; HOW TO ATTACK; IF YOU FACE MULTIPLE ATTACKERS; How to Take a Punch; BLOW TO THE BODY; BLOW TO THE HEAD; STRAIGHT PUNCH; ROUNDHOUSE; UPPERCUT; How to Fend Off a Pirate Attack; GET READY; COUNTER THE ATTACK How to Survive a Hostage SituationHow to Survive a Hijacking; How to Identify a Bomb; HOW TO DETECT A PACKAGE BOMB; HOW TO SEARCH FOR A BOMB; DETECTION DEVICES; Particulate Explosives Detector; Portable X-Ray System; Bomb-Detection Dog; How to Survive a Protest; PEACEFUL; NOT PEACEFUL; HOW TO DE-ESCALATE A CONFRONTATION; HOW TO SURVIVE BEING TEARGASSED; HOW TO SURVIVE A NIGHT IN JAIL; How to Survive a Longer Sentence; How to Survive If You Are in the Line of Gunfire; IF YOU ARE THE PRIMARY TARGET; IF YOU ARE NOT THE PRIMARY TARGET; How to Tell If Someone Is Lying to You HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE BEING GASLIGHTEDHow to Tell If a Clown Is Murderous; Chapter Four: LEAPS OF FAITH; How to Jump from a Bridge or Cliff into a River; How to Jump from a Building into a Dumpster; How to Maneuver on Top of a Moving Train and Get Inside; How to Jump from a Moving Car; How to Leap from a Motorcycle into a Car; How to Jump from One Car into Another; Chapter Five: TECHNICAL TROUBLE; How to Survive a Flaming Cell Phone; How to Survive Dropping a Cell Phone in the Toilet; How to Navigate without GPS; IN THE WILDERNESS; In a Snowstorm; How to Travel; IN A CITY
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Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Cyberbullies. Sinkholes. From wresting an alligator to evading drones to landing a plane if the pilot passes out, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help with expert, illustrated, step-by-step instructions for life's sudden turns for the worst. Needed now more than ever, this revised and expanded edition-published on the international bestseller's 20th anniversary-delivers frightening and funny real advice readers need to know fast. With crucial information added from across the Worst-Case series and 20 all-new scenarios for twenty-first century threats (extreme weather, "fake news," dropping a cell phone in the toilet), this action-packed hardcover handbook brings emergency instruction for anxious times.

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