Seriously Risky Jobs

Seriously Risky Jobs

by Jim Pipe

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Some jobs are so dangerous that it is a wonder anyone will do them. And some of these jobs are important, even critical, when there are lives to be saved. For example, bomb disposal experts walk right up to explosives when everyone else runs away. Pipe's book describes a variety of jobs, some heroic, such as smoke jumpers and test pilots, and some designed to educate or entertain, like animal expert Steve Irwin or high-wire walker Philippe Petit. Each two-page, fact-filled spread depicts a high-risk job and the people who do it. Sidebars and dramatic color photographs describe the job and its conditions, or provide interesting and related information about the work. At the end of the book, a section titled "Would You Risk It?" asks a series of questions about situations that come up in different types of dangerous jobs and is presented as a possible lead-in to student book reports. This book, one of the "On the Edge" series and offering to help the reader "discover a world of amazing facts and real-life adventure," lives up to its promotional material, which includes the promise that it will engage reluctant readers. Pipe's book concludes with a glossary, a list of resources titled "Web Sites and Further Reading" and an index. As an introduction to high-risk jobs, this book would be a good addition to an upper elementary classroom or library as resource material on career development and vocational interests. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
On the Edge Series
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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