Survival provides clear, authoritative answers to these and hundreds of other questions as well as solid information on how to survive in almost every outdoor situation imaginable: the jungle, the desert, the sea, the mountains, the poles. Whether you are alone or in a group, suffering from thirst, hunger, extreme heat or bitter cold, Survival reveals the best techniques for braving the elements and staying alive. Survival is divided into three sections. The first section confronts the major threats to human life: cold, heat, thirst, physical exertion, sharks, snakes, and other venomous and poisonous creatures; and ends with tips about how to survive in a group. The second section explains how to endure in hostile environments: on the sea and in shipwrecks, under the water, in the desert, the jungle, the mountains, and at the poles. The third section, "Science and Survival, " includes vital information about: weather and survival, snow and avalanches, the survival diet, food gathering, motion sickness and sensory aberrations, medicine without a doctor, and other important survival skills and techniques. Within these pages you will discover how to find water and food, pack a medical kit; navigate by the sun and stars; recognize a venomous snake; treat frostbite; diagnose and treat heatstroke; identify animal tracks; and much, much more. Both scientifically accurate and exceptionally readable, Survival explains how to endure under the most adverse circumstances. Complete with anecdotes and true tales of survival, the book explains which survival techniques are effective and which are not and why. The author, a physician, also dispels much of the conventional wisdom about outdoor survival - for instance, drinking brandy is not the best way to combat cold weather. Ideal for the outdoorsman, the intrepid traveler as well as the armchair adventurer, Survival is the ultimate guide to surviving in the great outdoors.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Facts on File, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110816025185