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Extreme Encounters: How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant E

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Publisher Comments:

Brace yourself.

 

If you’re the squeamish type, turn back now. If you’re afraid of a little blood, read no further. But if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be struck by lightning, swallowed by quicksand, or stung by a jellyfish, then fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride.

 

Extreme Encounters offers blow-by-blow accounts of life’s most dangerous experiences in thrilling “you-are-there” second person—so you chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, you hear the ear-splitting roar of a tornado, and you feel the stomach-lurching drop of an elevator freefall. Full of harrowing adventure and surprising scientific insights, Extreme Encounters is a journey you’ll never forget.

Synopsis:

Provides descriptions in the second person of what it is like to experience a variety of dangerous events, from wilderness disasters, medical emergencies, and everyday accidents to execution.

Synopsis:

After reading The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, did you ever wonder what it's like to be struck by lightning? To run with the bulls in Pamplona? To ride the crushing swell of an avalanche? Extreme Encounters describes these adventures and 37 others with endlessly addictive "you-are-there" second-person narratives-so you chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, you hear the 110-decibel roar of a grizzly bear, and you feel the stomach-lurching drop of an elevator freefall. Extreme Encounters is a moment-by-moment, blow-by-blow account of what happens to you physically, emotionally, and scientifically during life's most perilous experiences. Like a cross between The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and Into Thin Air, these heart-racing stories take readers where few have gone before.

About the Author

Greg Emmanuel has written for MTV, VH1, GQ, ESPN Magazine, Stuff, and Maxim. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931686006
Author:
Emmanuel, Greg
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Extreme environments
Subject:
Animal attacks.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
RN-0283
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x .78 in .84 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Provides descriptions in the second person of what it is like to experience a variety of dangerous events, from wilderness disasters, medical emergencies, and everyday accidents to execution.
"Synopsis" by , After reading The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, did you ever wonder what it's like to be struck by lightning? To run with the bulls in Pamplona? To ride the crushing swell of an avalanche? Extreme Encounters describes these adventures and 37 others with endlessly addictive "you-are-there" second-person narratives-so you chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, you hear the 110-decibel roar of a grizzly bear, and you feel the stomach-lurching drop of an elevator freefall. Extreme Encounters is a moment-by-moment, blow-by-blow account of what happens to you physically, emotionally, and scientifically during life's most perilous experiences. Like a cross between The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and Into Thin Air, these heart-racing stories take readers where few have gone before.
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