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The Worst-case Scenario Travel Handbook : Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks - David Borgenicht

The Worst-case Scenario Travel Handbook

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks

Paperback

Published: 22nd March 2001
For Ages: 13+ years old
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If you have to leave home, TAKE THIS BOOK The team that brought you "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" now helps you navigate the perils of travel. Learn what to do when the tarantula crawls up your leg, the riptide pulls you out to sea, the sandstorm s headed your way, or your camel just won t stop. Find out how to pass a bribe, remove leeches, climb out of a well, survive a fall onto subway tracks, catch a fish without a rod, and preserve a severed limb. Hands-on, step-by-step instructions show you how to survive these and dozens of other adventures. An appendix of travel tips, useful phrases, and gestures to avoid will also ensure your safe return. Because you just never know...

PEOPLE Quick: You're on an elevator when the cable snaps, plunging you into free fall. What do you do? Jump in the air at the moment of impact, right? Sure, except that the elevator "will likely collapse...and crush you," note the authors of the bestseller The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. The right answer: Lie flat on the floor to distribute the impact. In deadpan tone, Piven and Borgenicht advise how to survive a plane crash, remove a leech (burning it off will make it regurgitate, causing infection who knew?) and escape from the trunk of a car. The scenarios owe a debt to action flick clich's how often do you find yourself leaping from rooftop to rooftop? but their utter implausibility doesn't make this read any less riveting. PEOPLE Quick: You're on an elevator when the cable snaps, plunging you into free fall. What do you do? Jump in the air at the moment of impact, right? Sure, except that the elevator "will likely collapse...and crush you," note the authors of the bestseller "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook." The right answer: Lie flat on the floor to distribute the impact. In deadpan tone, Piven and Borgenicht advise how to survive a plane crash, remove a leech (burning it off will make it regurgitate, causing infection who knew?) and escape from the trunk of a car. The scenarios owe a debt to action flick clich's how often do you find yourself leaping from rooftop to rooftop? but their utter implausibility doesn't make this read any less riveting. PEOPLE Quick: You're on an elevator when the cable snaps, plunging you into free fall. What do you do? Jump in the air at the moment of impact, right? Sure, except that the elevator "will likely collapse... and crush you," note the authors of the bestseller "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook." The right answer: Lie flat on the floor to distribute the impact. In deadpan tone, Piven and Borgenicht advise how to survive a plane crash, remove a leech (burning it off will make it regurgitate, causing infection who knew?) and escape from the trunk of a car. The scenarios owe a debt to action flick clich s how often do you find yourself leaping from rooftop to rooftop? but their utter implausibility doesn't make this read any less riveting.

Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 16
Getting Therep. 19
How to Control a Runaway Camelp. 20
How to Stop a Runaway Passenger Trainp. 22
How to Stop a Car with No Brakesp. 27
How to Stop a Runaway Horsep. 30
How to Crash-Land a Plane on Waterp. 32
How to Survive an Airplane Crashp. 39
People Skillsp. 43
How to Survive a Riotp. 44
How to Survive a Hostage Situationp. 49
How to Pass a Bribep. 52
How to Foil a Scam Artistp. 54
How to Foil a UFO Abductionp. 58
How to Survive a Muggingp. 61
How to Tail a Thiefp. 63
How to Lose Someone Who Is Following Youp. 65
Getting Aroundp. 69
How to Jump from Rooftop to Rooftopp. 70
How to Jump from a Moving Trainp. 73
How to Escape from a Car Hanging over the Edge of a Cliffp. 76
How to Escape When Tied Upp. 79
How to Ram a Barricadep. 82
How to Escape from the Trunk of a Carp. 84
How to Survive a Fall onto Subway Tracksp. 86
How to Survive in a Plummeting Elevatorp. 89
Out and Aboutp. 91
How to Survive When Lost in the Junglep. 92
How to Find Your Way without a Compassp. 96
How to Climb out of a Wellp. 99
How to Navigate a Minefieldp. 104
How to Survive a Riptidep. 108
How to Survive When You Fall through Icep. 110
How to Survive in Frigid Waterp. 112
How to Survive a Trip over a Waterfallp. 116
How to Survive a Volcanic Eruptionp. 118
Food and Shelterp. 121
How to Survive a High-Rise Hotel Firep. 122
How to Find Water on a Deserted Islandp. 126
How to Purify Waterp. 129
How to Build a Shelter in the Snowp. 132
How to Survive a Tsunamip. 136
How to Survive a Sandstormp. 138
How to Catch Fish without a Rodp. 140
How to Make Animal Trapsp. 142
Surviving Illness and Injuryp. 147
How to Deal with a Tarantulap. 148
How to Treat a Scorpion Stingp. 152
How to Cross a Piranha-Infested Riverp. 155
How to Treat a Severed Limbp. 157
How to Remove a Leechp. 162
Appendixp. 166
General Travel Strategiesp. 167
Strategies for packingp. 168
Strategies for Flyingp. 170
Strategies for Hotelsp. 172
Strategies for Travel in Dangerous Regionsp. 173
Foreign Emergency Phrasesp. 174
Gestures to Avoidp. 178
About the Expertsp. 181
About the Authorsp. 191
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ISBN: 9780811831314
ISBN-10: 0811831310
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: 22nd March 2001
Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 12.5  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1