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The people in Panic Rising are far from the extreme sportspeople happily outrunning an avalanche or blithely bungee-jumping into the Grand Canyon. Brett Nunn tells the story of people who would never try to cheat death — a mother and daughter whose playful tobogganing down a winter hillside plunges them into the terror of a treacherous crevasse; a carefree backpacker whose world suddenly changes when he realizes he's lost in a vast wilderness; two buddies whose fun day of snowmobiling becomes a nightmare when they're suddenly pursued by an avalanche. These stories lay bare the humanity and emotions of people on the edge of disaster and remind the reader of nature’s sometimes lethal power. Based on interviews with the participants in these terrifying scenarios, along with their friends, families, and others whose lives were changed by these events, Panic Rising is filled with gripping stories of ordinary people suddenly brought to the brink of death.

Book News Annotation:

Twenty true stories about defying death, incredible luck, and incredible coincidence in the Pacific Northwest that Nunn haunts—Idaho and Oregon north to British Columbia and southeast Alaska. He has gathered the tales from various sources, often interviewing the principal characters and their rescuers. There is no index.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

When a sports outing turns deadly, the result is "Panic Rising," a collection of stories that lays bare the humanity and emotions of people on the edge of disaster and reminds the reader of nature's sometimes lethal power.

Synopsis:

The people in Panic Rising are far from the extreme sportspeople happily outrunning an avalanche or blithely bungee-jumping into the Grand Canyon. Brett Nunn tells the story of people who would never try to cheat death — a mother and daughter whose playful tobogganing down a winter hillside plunges them into the terror of a treacherous crevasse; a carefree backpacker whose world suddenly changes when he realizes he's lost in a vast wilderness; two buddies whose fun day of snowmobiling becomes a nightmare when they're suddenly pursued by an avalanche. These stories lay bare the humanity and emotions of people on the edge of disaster and remind the reader of natures sometimes lethal power.

About the Author

Geologist-turned-writer Brett Nunn is a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines including Audubon. He lives in Port Townsend, WA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570613500
Author:
Nunn, Brett
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Location:
Seattle
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
NATURE / Essays
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
10.
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
1200x1200

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Product details 240 pages Sasquatch Books - English 9781570613500 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When a sports outing turns deadly, the result is "Panic Rising," a collection of stories that lays bare the humanity and emotions of people on the edge of disaster and reminds the reader of nature's sometimes lethal power.
"Synopsis" by , The people in Panic Rising are far from the extreme sportspeople happily outrunning an avalanche or blithely bungee-jumping into the Grand Canyon. Brett Nunn tells the story of people who would never try to cheat death — a mother and daughter whose playful tobogganing down a winter hillside plunges them into the terror of a treacherous crevasse; a carefree backpacker whose world suddenly changes when he realizes he's lost in a vast wilderness; two buddies whose fun day of snowmobiling becomes a nightmare when they're suddenly pursued by an avalanche. These stories lay bare the humanity and emotions of people on the edge of disaster and remind the reader of natures sometimes lethal power.
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