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Worst-Case Scenario
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Expert Advice for Extreme Situations (Survival Handbook, Wilderness Survival Guide, Funny Books)
By (author): Joshua Piven By (author): David Borgenicht
9781452172187 Hardcover English General Trade REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides Apr 30, 2019 Print Run: 50000
$26.95 CAD
Active 5.35 x 7.2 x 1.3 in 328 pages 2-color interior, paper graining on cover, rounded corners, unjacketed Chronicle Books
The 20th anniversary edition of the international bestseller

With expert, illustrated step-by-step instructions for life's sudden turns for the worst: Danger! It lurks at every corner. Quicksand. Sharks. Cyberbullies. Super-Flu. From wrestling an alligator to evading drones to landing a plane if the pilot passes out,The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help. Needed now more than ever, this revised and expanded edition delivers frightening and funny real advice readers need to know fast.
  • With crucial information added from across the Worst-Case series and 20 all-new scenarios for twenty-first century threats (extreme weather, "fake news," dropping a cell phone in the toilet).
Fans of theWorst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series will need to have the updated 20th anniversary edition to always be adequately prepared for dire situations in this crazy world.

Action-packed hardcover handbook brings emergency instruction for anxious times.
  • Expert – and humorous – advice for extreme situations including great escapes and entrances (how to escape from a sinking car), tooth and claw (how to escape from killer bees), technical trouble (how to survive an out-of-control autonomous car), and adventure survival (how to survive an avalanche).
  • Makes a great gift and reference guide for those who like to be prepared for whatever might happen

Joshua Piven is the coauthor, with David Borgenicht, of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia.

David Borgenicht is the coauthor and creator of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia.

- 50k print run
- 50% expansion on the original, including technological worst-case scenarios
- 91k copies of original Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook sold in Canada
- a Raincoast Superlead

Raincoast Superlead:
20th anniversary of the original WCS Survival Handbook, which sold over 90k copies in Canada; 50k print run

"A 20th-century bestseller gets a makeover for the new millennium. . . .With tips ranging from how to hot-wire a car to how to deliver a baby in a taxicab, the authors' sense of humor was a hallmark of the first edition, and it's still front and center. Covering an array of topics travelers will find handy-in-flight emergencies like extreme turbulence, flagrant seat-recliners , and tantrum-throwing kids, plus man-made emergencies like car crashes, train derailments, hijackings, and hostage situations, natural disasters like wildfires and tsunamis, and tech problems like navigating without GPS and what to do if your phone catches fire- the updated sections provide a comprehensive guide to dealing with our most pressing dilemmas."
-Budget Travel

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