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Apocalypse Chow
Jon Robertson
1416908242
Nov 2005
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Book Description
Right now, somewhere in America, a storm has knocked out the electricity. With Apocalypse Chow! Jon Robertson delivers a very practical guide to eating with elegance even when the refrigerator, stove, and microwave are rendered powerless. With simple tips on how to shop, store, and prepare gourmet food, this book will help anyone who is forced to dine in the dark. Discover how the right nonperishables and a little creative heat can turn into renowned chef Robin Robertson's savory Almost-Instant Black Bean Chili, Pantry Pasta Salad, and Fire-Roasted Blueberry Cobbler, among many others.Apocalypse Chow! is a valuable resource for anyone who feels (or maybe really is) powerless in the kitchen but still in search of culinary delight.


Confessions of a College Freshman: A Survival Guide for Dorm Life, Biology Lab, the Cafeteria, and Other First-Year Adventures
Zach Arrington
1589196600
March 2001
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US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
Department of Defense
0967512395
January 1, 1992
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Alas, Babylon (Perennial Classics)
Pat Frank
0060741872
July 1, 2005
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The New Yorker
"An extraordinary real picture of human beings numbed by catastrophe but still driven by the unconquerable determination of living creatures to keep on being alive." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

-- New York Times
"Ingenious...Provocative." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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U.S. Army Survival Manual
U.S. Department of Defense
1566190223
August 1992
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Build the Perfect Survival Kit
John D. McCann
0873499670
Apr 2005
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Book Description
An emergency can arise anytime. Now everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from these just-in-case kits that may just save a life. Build the Perfect Survival Kit offers a number of kits, from very basic pocket-sized ones with just the essentials to elaborate ones designed for weeks of surviving in the wilderness. The book advocates careful advance planning and building a personalized kit specifically tailored to each outing or possible emergency that may be encountered. Readers will learn about the eight categories of gear: Fire and Light, Signaling, Water and Food, Shelter and Protection, Knives and Tools, Multi-purpose Items and Miscellaneous Items, and what to pack into a kit for their pocket, glove box, four-wheeler, trunk, small plane, backpack, and more. -Each kit is...


Outdoor Survival Skills
Larry Dean Olsen
1556523238
November 1997
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Card catalog description
Text and photographs outline the necessary skills for surviving in the wild including making a shelter, finding food, and effectively using natural resources. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer
Margot Morrell, et al
0142002364
August 27, 2002
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Book Review
The explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton has recently become the legendary character at the center of a renewed fascination with the early days of Antarctic exploration. Though not the most renowned explorer of his day, nor even the most successful in terms of stated goals, Shackleton's story of adventurous ambition, incredible endurance, and heroic survival against all odds is indeed the stuff of legend. And now, thanks to the detailed research and helpful insights of Morrell and Capparell, his story is also the meaty material of lessons on how to lead with authority, integrity, humor, and compassion.

A British explorer once summarized the feats of the great Antarctic explorer like this: "For a joint scientific and geographical piece of organization, give me Scott; for a winter journey, give me Wilson, for a dash to the Pole...



Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners
Deanna Horstmeier
1890627429
July 2004
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Book Description
This book covers introductory math skills typically taught in elementary school. This book can be used to help students learn these critical math skills needed for living independantly.

About the Author
DeAnna Horstmeier has been an educator for thirty years. Currently, she is an Instructional Resources Consultant at a special education regional resource center in Columbus, Ohio, where she assists parents and educators with teaching strategies and materials for their students. In addition, she has taught special education and speech, language and communication at the Ohio State University. She is the co-author of READY, SET, GO—TALK TO ME: A HANDBOOK FOR THE TEACHING OF PRELANGUAGE and EARLY LANGUAGE SKILLS DESIGNED FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS, as well as a...


SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea
John 'Lofty' Wiseman
0060578793
March 2004
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Book Description
The SAS Survival Handbook is the Special Air Service's complete course in being prepared for any type of emergency. John 'Lofty' Wiseman presents real strategies for surviving in any type of situation, from accidents and escape procedures, including chemical and nuclear to successfully adapting to various climates (polar, tropical, desert), to identifying edible plants and creating fire. The book is extremely practical and is illustrated throughout with easy-to-understand line art and diagrams.

About the Author
John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman served for 26 years in the British Special Air Service (SAS) and was their Chief Survival Instructor. He lives in England.


Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival
Yossi Ghinsberg
0977171906
September 2005
Hardcover
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Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One
Simply breathtaking. Yossi’s story of survival haunted me for weeks.

The Los Angeles Times
A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.

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98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
Cody Lundin, Russ Miller (Illustrator)
1586852345
September 2003
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Alan Dean Foster, New York Times best-selling author
98.6 doesn't just tell you how to survive...It smacks you in the face and insists you're going to!

Peter Kummerfeldt, Owner – OutdoorSafe Inc.
Finally, a book that "tells it like it is" with no fancy wrappings...reading it might literally save your life!

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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Joe Simpson
0060730552
February 2004
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Book Review
Concise and yet packed with detail, Touching the Void, Joe Simpson's harrowing account of near-death in the Peruvian Andes, is a compact tour de force that wrestles with issues of bravery, friendship, physical endurance, the code of the mountains, and the will to live. Simpson dedicates the book to his climbing partner, Simon Yates, and to "those friends who have gone to the mountains and have not returned." What is it that compels certain individuals to willingly seek out the most inhospitable climate on earth? To risk their lives in an attempt to leave footprints where few or none have gone before? Simpson's vivid narrative of a dangerous climbing expedition will convince even the most die-hard couch potato that such pursuits fall within the realm of the sane. As the author struggles ever higher, readers learn of...


The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide
Ted Zeff
1572243961
Jan 2004
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Book Description
A Step-by-Step Guide Highly sensitive people (HSPs), who make up some 20 percent of the population, are individuals who both enjoy and suffer from a finely tuned neurological system. This condition can be a gift, but, until HSPs master their sensitive nervous systems, they operate in a constant state of overstimulation. Conditions that most of us ignore completely overwhelm the HSP: bright light, loud sounds, and strong smells. More importantly, HSPs are also very sensitive to their internal worlds. They tend to be deeply affected by pain, both emotional and physical. The emotional demands of relationships and inevitable consequences of change often leave them reeling. If you're a HSP, the most important thing you must learn is how to manage your increased volume of sensory experience, both physical and emotional...


Take My Breath Away
Tina Donahue
0758210787
Apr 2005
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From Booklist
Writer-director Cole Ryder dreads meeting Thaddeus Leigh's niece, Ariel, but he's a visitor on Leigh's Isla de Delicia (Isle of Delight), so there's no escape. But Ariel, much to Cole's surprise, turns out to be a strong, beautiful woman who is able to pilot her own helicopter. As far as Cole can tell, Ariel's major flaw is the fact that she wants to change the script of his movie. In his version, a handsome marine (someone like him) saves a damsel in distress. In her version, a superwoman (someone like her) saves a clueless, stranded politician with her keen survival skills. Finally, Cole agrees to follow her script step-by-step in a real-life, jungle situation to see if her changes would actually work. Fans of Lori Foster will enjoy Donahue's light, sexy romp. Shelley Mosley
Copyright © American...


Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
Laurence Gonzales
0393326152
October 30, 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
When confronted with a life-threatening situation, 90% of people freeze or panic, says Gonzales in this exploration of what makes the remaining 10% stay cool, focused and alive. Gonzales (The Hero's Apprentice; The Still Point), who has covered survival stories for National Geographic Explorer, Outside and Men's Journal, uncovers the biological and psychological reasons people risk their lives and why some are better at it than others. In the first part of the book, the author talks to dozens of thrill-seekers-mountain climbers, sailors, jet pilots-and they all say the same thing: danger is a great rush. "Fear can be fun," Gonzales writes. "It can make you feel more alive, because it is an integral part of saving your own life." Pinpointing why and how those 10% survive is another story. "They are the ones who...


Pocket Book of Survival: Don't Panic, Be Prepared
Rob Beattie
076076333X
February 2005
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Worst Case Scenario Extreme Survival Handbook
Joshua Piven
0811845389
Sept 2005
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Book Description
How could it get any worse?

For the latest book in the phenomenally successful Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, the authors have pulled out all the stops, harkening back to the core appeal that made the first book a runaway bestseller. Here are all new scenarios for living life on the very edge. Imperiled readers will learn immediate, hands-on strategies for surviving an elephant stampede, a 16-car pile-up, a mine collapse, and a nuclear attack. Discover how to take a bullet, control a runaway hot air balloon, break a gorilla's grip, endure a Turkish prison, and free a limb from a beartrap. Whether stranded on an iceberg, being chased by a pack of wolves, spinning out on a motorcycle, or being buried alive, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Edition has all the right stuff...



Leading at the Edge : Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
Dennis N. T. Perkins, et al
0814405436
May 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
Although their experiences may sometimes seem torturous, most managers aren't facing dangerous or life-threatening conditions. Even so, argues consultant Perkins, they would do well to learn from both triumphant and failed expeditions. A former Marine lieutenant, Perkins introduces 10 key concepts he believes are essential to productive leadership with lively anecdotes from the adverse but ultimately successful expedition to the South Pole led by Ernest Shackleton in 1914 (his entire crew survived on the ice with almost no supplies or hope for rescue after their ship drifted off course and was crushed), which he contrasts with a disastrous Canadian expedition launched at almost the same time. Among the principles in the book's first half: "Minimize status differences and insist on courtesy and mutual respect";...


Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival
Tom Brown
0425105725
April 1987
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When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self Reliance and Planetary Survival
Matthew Stein
1574160478
May 2000
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Book Description
When Technology Fails is a practical "how to" manual that helps people to prepare for and deal with disruptions in the normal course of life. In today's world of terrorist acts and super storms, it is an invaluable reference covering a wide variety of subjects such as emergency preparedness, survival, first aid, renewable energy, alternative healing, sustainable agriculture, green-building technologies, and low-tech methods for providing the basics for yourself if deprived of access to the comforts of modern living. Each chapter also includes a "Whole Earth Catalog" style reference guide to the best books, organizations and web sites relevant to that chapter's topic. In today's world of terrorism, global warming, super-storms, record breaking floods, severe droughts, antiquated and overloaded electrical distribution...


The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Dozens of, et al
0811825558
October 1, 1999
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Book Review
How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator: 4. If its jaws are closed on something you want to remove (for example, a limb), tap or punch it on the snout.

Though it's being marketed as a humorous title--after all, it's unlikely you'll be called upon to land a plane, jump from a motorcycle to a moving car, or win a swordfight--the information contained in The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is all quite sound. Authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht consulted numerous experts in their fields (they're cited at the end of the book) to discover how to survive various and sundry awful events. Parachute doesn't open? Your best bet for survival is to hook your arms through the straps of a fellow jumper's chute--and even then you're likely to dislocate both shoulders and break both legs. Car sinking in water?...



The Complete Wilderness Training Book
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
0789437503
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
Whether the reader intends to walk through the rain forest or merely contemplate doing so, McManners' effort is a treat. Color photos and drawings clarify and embellish the text's points about where to look for drinking water in various wild locales, how to use invertebrates as food, etc. (The cooking section, with its instructions on such culinary endeavors as constructing a tepee smoker for preparing meats, might prove a suitable source of projects for casual campers and scout troops.) What's more, and more entertaining, the British import is more international in scope than some similar American works. McManners considers survival not only in familiar outdoor environments but also in such extreme places as serious deserts and jungles. Nor does he focus only on land survival, for there are sections on abandoning ship...


Wilderness Survival
Gregory J. Davenport
0811729850
April 1998
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Book Description
15 b/w photos 100 drawings 5 x 8Authoritative information presented by a certified USAF Survival School instructor Concise explanations and illustrations of the five critical survival elements Organized and indexed for easy reference Anyone who has hiked the wrong path into the woods can appreciate the importance of making the best of a bad situation. In this easy-to-use guide, USAF instructor Greg Davenport explains, in clearly written text and detailed diagrams, the most efficient ways to ensure personal safety in the wild. Creating shelter and heat, procuring food and water, and navigating unfamiliar territory are just a few of the survival basics Davenport examines as he describes the most efficient ways to maintain health and well-being in an unfamiliar environment. Greg Davenport was an instructor at the USAF...


Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency, and Survival Skills
Thomas J. Elpel
1592282083
Dec 2003
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Book Description
A field guide to primitive living skills


The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
Bill O'Reilly
0060544244
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–Advice on issues that confront today's teenagers is given in a confident manner by the talk-show host. Factual information supports personal, no-nonsense guidance in navigating life's various challenges on the road to adulthood. Examples from the author's life further augment the points being made, illustrating both triumphs and mistakes, and their natural consequences. Content adequately covers relationships, sex, music, school, and philosophical reflections that will aid teenagers in developing their unique identities and value systems. Each of the four sections concludes with Instant Message-style remarks about wise behavior ("A Smart Operator is a kid who…") versus unwise behavior ("A Pinhead is a kid who…"). The theme is that young people who follow the guide and work...


Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook : Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis
Peggy Layton
0761563679
October 2002
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Book Description
Always Be Prepared
What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you?
With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities—food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more—simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver.
Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how...


Snowstruck
Jill A. Fredston
0151012490
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Co-director, with her husband, Doug Fesler, of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, the author is an expert on both the beauty and dangers of snowy mountain ranges. Combining the expressive reverence for nature evident in an earlier work, Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge, with her own experiences, Fredston sounds a wake-up call to those who ski, hike or drive snow machines through snow-packed peaks and passes. Avalanches, she says, are not completely unpredictable, and can be avoided by reading the snow scrupulously and picking routes carefully. Drawing also on her husband's research on the history of avalanches in Alaska, Fredston describes how she and Fesler teach those who enjoy the mountains the best ways to minimize their risk. She presents harrowing accounts of rescue efforts the two have...

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