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The Worst-case Scenario : Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks - Joshua Piven

The Worst-case Scenario

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks

Paperback Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9780811825559
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 13+ years old

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Danger It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information in the best-selling tradition of the "Paranoid's Pocket Guide" and "Hypochondriac's Handbook, " this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. The essential companion for a perilous age. Because you never know...

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Reviews from: Soldier of Fortune

USA Today

Nearly 180 pages of immediate-action drills for when everything goes to hell in a handbasket (SOF editors all keep a copy on their desk at all times). Succinct overviews and pity, practical courses of action from legion experts-in-their-fields, to fight Murphy at least to a draw. Aficionados in some fields might quibble over certain techniques, but for the amount of ground this compact volume covers in dealing with dozens and dozens of worst-case scenarios in common-sense fashion, it's well worth having. Odds are good you'll meet more than one of the situation during your life, and the time spent studying this volume may turn out to be some the best time you ever invest. If nothing else, it makes you think out your options beforehand, so you have a plan.

Those with deep-seated fears about killer bees, quicksand, mountain lions and sharks will enjoy The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, a handy little book for the extremely prepared that is climbing the best-seller list. This is a no-nonsense, no-fooling around guide with straightforward information. But fear not: The authors have enough perspective to acknowledge the campy appeal of an armchair guide for the anxious. "We thought it would be funny to people," Borgenicht says. They were, he says, "inspired by pop culture as much as by paranoia most of the scenarios we talk about were a TV or a movie scene." Sharks, the authors say, scared both of them to pieces in childhood. Blame it on Jaws.

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 14
Great Escapes and Entrancesp. 17
How to Escape from Quicksandp. 18
How to Break Down a Doorp. 20
How to Break into a Carp. 24
How to Hot-wire a Carp. 28
How to Perform a Fast 180-Degree Turn with Your Carp. 31
How to Ram a Carp. 34
How to Escape from a Sinking Carp. 36
How to Deal with a Downed Power Linep. 39
The Best Defensep. 41
How to Survive a Poisonous Snake Attackp. 42
How to Fend Off a Sharkp. 46
How to Escape from a Bearp. 50
How to Escape from a Mountain Lionp. 54
How to Wrestle Free from an Alligatorp. 57
How to Escape from Killer Beesp. 60
How to Deal with a Charging Bullp. 64
How to Win a Sword Fightp. 66
How to Take a Punchp. 69
Leaps of Faithp. 73
How to Jump from a Bridge or Cliff into a Riverp. 74
How to Jump from a Building into a Dumpsterp. 77
How to Maneuver on Top of a Moving Train and Get Insidep. 79
How to Jump from a Moving Carp. 82
How to Leap from a Motorcycle to a Carp. 84
Emergenciesp. 87
How to Perform a Tracheotomyp. 88
How to Use a Defibrillator to Restore a Heartbeatp. 91
How to Identify a Bombp. 94
How to Deliver a Baby in a Taxicabp. 99
How to Treat Frostbitep. 103
How to Treat a Leg Fracturep. 106
How to Treat a Bullet or Knife Woundp. 109
Adventure Survivalp. 113
How to Land a Planep. 114
How to Survive an Earthquakep. 120
How to Survive Adrift at Seap. 125
How to Survive When Lost in the Desertp. 129
How to Survive If Your Parachute Fails to Openp. 137
How to Survive an Avalanchep. 140
How to Survive If You Are in the Line of Gunfirep. 143
How to Survive When Lost in the Mountainsp. 146
How to Make Fire Without Matchesp. 150
How to Avoid Being Struck by Lightningp. 155
How to Get to the Surface If Your Scuba Tank Runs Out of Airp. 160
The Expertsp. 163
About the Authorsp. 176
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ISBN: 9780811825559
ISBN-10: 0811825558
Series: Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 12.5  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1