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Survival
     

Survival

by Xavier Maniguet
 

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Although the appeal of nature is undeniable, it can also be very dangerous. Survival reveals the best skills and techniques for grace under pressure in any emergency on land or sea.An appendix lists equipment that is useful in survival situations, and the book also includes a glossary, a selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading.

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Although the appeal of nature is undeniable, it can also be very dangerous. Survival reveals the best skills and techniques for grace under pressure in any emergency on land or sea.An appendix lists equipment that is useful in survival situations, and the book also includes a glossary, a selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading.

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School Library Journal
YA-Even someone who considers walking through the mall parking lot to be an outdoor experience will find this book hard to put down. In addition to the usual-and some unusual-survival guidelines, which incorporate the latest discoveries about the body's reaction to extreme conditions, it offers true stories of survival as well as numerous ``sight bites'' that both inform and entertain. The book is divided into three main sections: major threats (cold, thirst, snakes, etc.); hostile environments (e.g., desert, jungle, mountains); and how science can aid in survival (food gathering, preparing for weather conditions). The author's explanations of physiological responses are useful. Both exhaustive and eminently readable, this title is also useful for biology and earth science project ideas.-Judy McAloon, Potomac Library, Prince William County, VA
Booknews
This translation of the 1988 French bestseller brings an intriguing, useful reference to the English-speaking audience. Intended for anyone who exposes themselves to the environment for work or recreation, and also for armchair adventurers who enjoy imagining themselves in life- threatening circumstances prepared with that vital technique or physiological fact that saves their own and others' lives. Tells how to stave off dehydration, hunger, predators, and the elements, and minimize risks associated with exhaustion, injury, poisonous substances, and the onset of panic. Also advises on packing the right gear and medical kit, navigation by sun and stars, finding water, picking edible vegetation, and other topics. English-language references have been added to the French bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760717042
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/12/1999
Pages:
302

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