Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook:…
Carregando...

The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel (edição: 2001)

de Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Brenda Brown (Ilustrador)

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1,099613,486 (3.36)8
If you have to leave home, TAKE THIS BOOK! The team that brought youThe 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 sandstorms headed your way, or your camel just wont 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...… (mais)
Membro:jabirajess
Título:The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel
Autores:Joshua Piven
Outros autores:David Borgenicht, Brenda Brown (Ilustrador)
Informação:Chronicle Books (2001), Paperback, 176 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:J, Humor, Reference

Detalhes da Obra

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel de Joshua Piven

Nenhum(a).

Nenhum(a)
Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 8 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 6 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
The interesting scenarios chosen by the make this book amusing and interesting. Mainly written in a list format, this book is clearly laid out for an easy search of the information you are looking for.

Lexile about 960 ( )
  JoanAxthelm | Aug 4, 2017 |
I was hoping this was going to be a funny book ... it's not ... It's actually factual information about what to do in a "worst case scenario" while traveling ... I didn't bother finishing it because it wasn't what I was looking for, at all.

Adrianne ( )
  Adrianne_p | Mar 15, 2017 |
A little too far fetched for me to find an enjoyable read. ( )
  skinglist | Dec 5, 2015 |
My parents gave this to me as a birthday gift many years ago, because I'm a worrywart and they know it. I decided it was time for a reread.

It's highly unlikely that I will ever need to know how to control a runaway camel, stop a runaway passenger train, foil a UFO abduction, or cross a piranha-infested river. However, some chapters could potentially be useful (I really, really hope not, but you never know). For example, this book gives you tips on what to do if you're being followed, or if your car's brakes go out. There are also chapters on how to survive a mugging, treat a scorpion sting or severed limb, or remove a leech, and there are some useful sounding travel and packing strategies. Since this book was published back in 2001, some of the advice may not be 100% accurate anymore. For example, I'm pretty sure that most cars now have easier-to-find trunk release catches, making a lot of the stuff in the chapter on escaping the trunk of a car unnecessary.

For the most part, the advice feels solid and serious. The sections on foreign emergency phrases and gestures to avoid are a bit sillier, however. I doubt I would ever have the presence of mind to politely say “Hello—I have been seriously wounded” in Spanish, French, German, or Japanese. And I suspect that “You will never make me talk” would be a bad thing to say in any situation where it might apply.

Unsurprisingly, the book begins with a disclaimer: “To deal with the worst-case scenarios presented in this book, we highly recommend—insist, actually—that the best course of action is to consult a professionally trained expert. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO UNDERTAKE ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS BOOK YOURSELF” (5). Aside from the legal issues, this disclaimer makes sense because many of the situations covered in this book are very high stress, with instructions and tips that are sometimes complicated.

Let's say I was suddenly in need of the advice contained in this book. Would I remember any of it? Probably not. If I, by some miracle, had the book on hand, would I have time to read and follow the necessary instructions? Who knows. If I really did need to use this book, I have a feeling that one of my criticisms would be that it needs more and better illustrations. Take the chapter on crash-landing a small passenger propeller plane on water, for instance. There were pictures of the controls and instruments, but they were on a separate page from most of the details about what everything did. Would I have time to page back and forth, matching instruments up to descriptions? Of course, I'm so afraid of heights that I probably wouldn't be in the plane in the first place.

All in all, this was a quick read that simultaneously amused me and made me feel slightly anxious.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.) ( )
  Familiar_Diversions | Aug 16, 2014 |
most of these things are so unlikely in my travel routes that it wasn't that interesting but i bought it for someone who is a more exotic traveller. i'll see what he says, ( )
  mahallett | Sep 23, 2008 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 6 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha

» Adicionar outros autores (7 possíveis)

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Joshua Pivenautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Borgenicht, Davidautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado

Pertence à série

Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Lugares importantes
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
People don't take trips—trips take people.
—John Steinbeck
The timorous may stay at home.
—Justice Benjamin Cardozo
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
If you have to leave home, TAKE THIS BOOK! The team that brought youThe 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 sandstorms headed your way, or your camel just wont 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...

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Links rápidos

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (3.36)
0.5
1 4
1.5 1
2 10
2.5
3 49
3.5 7
4 30
4.5 1
5 13

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 155,551,979 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível