Deadly Perils: And How to Avoid Them

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Ever wonder about all the strange and crazy ways you could die? Apparently Tracey Turner does. Divided up into sections for Animal Attacks, Menaces From the Deep, Perilous Weather, and more, Deadly Peril has something for everyone. . . .

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Overview

Ever wonder about all the strange and crazy ways you could die? Apparently Tracey Turner does. Divided up into sections for Animal Attacks, Menaces From the Deep, Perilous Weather, and more, Deadly Peril has something for everyone. . . .

Want to know the likelihood that you’ll get struck by lightning?

Wish you knew how to escape from the clutches of a giant squid?

What’s the deal with meteorites?

Deadly Perils is perfect for anyone with a morbid sense of curiosity!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Patricia Williamson
This is a cute tongue in cheek book about things in this world that can cause your ultimate death. Not totally likely for most of them but really interesting information about anything from a Tsunami to a Giant Squid to a Vampire Bat and even plants in your garden. A quick read for a person who loves trivia and is interested in all things lethal, deadly, or possibly harmful to humans. The reading is set up in files: first the facts about the injury or harm (always ending in death or suffering) and then the ways to try to get out of the way or avoid the danger. Many of the files have subtle references to classic literature and how that peril was used or seen in the story. Intermixed in all of it is really good information about some perils that must be addressed such as earthquakes. The illustrations are minimal and do not really add to the information. Each file has one. Reviewer: Patricia Williamson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802787385
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 781,409
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

TRACEY TURNER is a former editor and author of many nonfiction books for children, including the popular 101 Things series. Tracey lives in Bath, England.

RICHARD HORNE is a designer of record covers, book jackets, and Web sites, as well as a greeting card and magazine illustrator. He lives in East London, England.

www.101thingstodobook.com

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  • Posted September 2, 2010

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    I absolutely adore these helpful guidebooks published by Walker Books. As with the 101 THINGS... series, author Tracey Turner gives us a book that is both extremely useful and hilariously entertaining. DEADLY PERILS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM is divided up into eight distinct sections: Menaces from the Deep, Deadly Planet, Unexpected Perils, Animal Attacks, Small but Lethal, Perilous Weather, Everyday Perils, and Adventurous Perils. Each section then contains several different examples of perils that you might someday encounter, although, hopefully, you'll be able to avoid them at all costs. Each peril includes additional information, such as the Peril Rating, Location, and Best Known For. Additionally, you are given a predicament, info on what's the worst that can happen, the good news, the bad news, and how to avoid said peril. As I mentioned before, although most perils mentioned are serious (and some ultimately deadly), the best thing about these guidebooks is the humor the author inserts into the subject matter. In the end, if you've ever wondered how to avoid death by Blue-Ringed Octopus, or how not to die due to a Tortoise-Dropping Bird, or how to stay away from Poisonous Garden Plants or Botulism or Cape Buffaloes, then this is definitely the book for you!

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