Living under a desk in a grocery store and eating cookies and soft drinks for eleven days may not sound that bad. However, if it happens after the rest of the building has collapsed and no one has come to your rescue it would not be fun. That is what one twenty-four year old man did when he was caught in a devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. His story in this book from the "Extreme Survival" series and other tales feature individuals who managed to survive in extreme situations. Writing is tight but fascinating and the pace moves along nicely. Eight chapters from the Twin Tower disaster to plane wrecks cover real survivor tales. These are followed by a chapter on what to do when disaster strikes and one that gets to the heart of what you, as an individual, would do to face extreme disaster. Readers should take note of sidebars containing survival tips. The bars offer excellent steps about what to do to save yourself and others in a threatening situation. Sharp, real-life photos depict riveting scenes from disasters and one map is included. A page about supplies to have in case of disaster contains text and a photo of what is needed. A glossary, index, and resources appear at the end of the book. The subject matter alone is one that will draw readers. In addition, the book makes an excellent supplement for survival lessons. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)
Meet the Author
Nick Hunter has written more than 30 books for young people. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Nick enjoys all aspects of pop culture, particularly music from the 1950s to the present day. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in educational publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.