Mountain Rescue

Mountain Rescue

by Chris Oxlade
     
 

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Mountain Rescue reveals the stories, people, and equipment behind the world's most dramatic rescues. Stunning photographs capture the drama and excitement of the missions, while concluding chapters look at the essential skills required by mountain rescuers, how readers can pursue a career as a mountain rescuer, and what they should do in the event of a real-life

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Mountain Rescue reveals the stories, people, and equipment behind the world's most dramatic rescues. Stunning photographs capture the drama and excitement of the missions, while concluding chapters look at the essential skills required by mountain rescuers, how readers can pursue a career as a mountain rescuer, and what they should do in the event of a real-life emergency.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410943644
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Heroic Jobs Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,251,965
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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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