Mountain Rescue

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Books in the Heroic Jobs series reveal the people, skills, and equipment behind the world's most dramatic rescues and missions. Read Mountain Rescue to learn more about the amazing work mountain rescuers do to save people in danger.

This Read Me! series delivers high-interest, curriculum-relevant topics at an accessible reading level through exciting visual design and simple text. Use Read Me! books to interest reluctant readers, extend a ...

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Overview

Books in the Heroic Jobs series reveal the people, skills, and equipment behind the world's most dramatic rescues and missions. Read Mountain Rescue to learn more about the amazing work mountain rescuers do to save people in danger.

This Read Me! series delivers high-interest, curriculum-relevant topics at an accessible reading level through exciting visual design and simple text. Use Read Me! books to interest reluctant readers, extend a course of study, or just for fun!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Imagine for a moment skiing in a remote mountain area. Without warning an avalanche occurs. Thousands of pounds of snow, tree debris, rocks, and other materials come slamming down the slope you are on. Within moments you are injured and left wondering who can possibly come to your assistance. The answer to your prayers resides with a select group of service people who make up the Mountain Rescue cadres that patrol just such areas as you have visited. In this brief, picture book style publication writer Chris Oxlade presents some aspects of service in this field. Oxlade takes his readers into the mountain world of such rescue staff as well as the dangers they too face in their work. Mountain rescue personnel must be expert skiers who persevere in their duties in order to help the injured, lost, or otherwise incapacitated people who can run afoul of the dangers that are part and parcel of this fast paced sport. As Oxlade notes, if you venture into the mountains as part of your skiing recreation your safety may rest in the hands of members of this important rescue service. This is a brief but intriguing look into that service branch and one that may well interest a niche group of readers interested in outdoor activities. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 7 to 10.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410943576
  • Publisher: Raintree Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Heroic Jobs Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: NC780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.
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Table of Contents

Emergency! 4

Who Needs Help? 6

Meet the Team 8

Helicopter Crews 10

Dangers of the Job 12

Mountain Rescue Equipment 14

First Aid Equipment 16

Rescue Dogs 18

To the Rescue! 20

Helicopter Rescue 22

Avalanche Rescue 24

Becoming a Rescuer. 26

Staying Safe in the Mountains 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 37

Index 32

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