Adult/High School-This book provides practical, serious advice. Stilwell begins with an initial chapter on preparation and equipment for any "survival" situation. The next section describes survival in differing physical terrains: desert, sea, tropics, polar regions, and mountains. Each chapter describes how to make a shelter, find food and water, start a fire, and identify and cope with dangerous indigenous animals. Clear line drawings and maps accompany many items. The information is clear and concise. The next section is devoted to surviving natural disasters from earthquakes and hurricanes to volcanoes, floods, and fires. Here, guidance is provided on how to prepare for a disaster, and actions to take indoors and out. The rest of the book contains more detailed information on first aid, finding food, making a fire, navigating, signaling, and tying knots. Again, each chapter is subdivided into succinct sections accompanied by clear charts and diagrams. Campers, scouts, hikers, or anyone interested in outdoor-survival techniques will find easy to use information here.-Jane S. Drabkin, Chinn Park Regional Library, Prince William, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.