Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Justin Miles
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 10
Age range upper: 13
Specs: full color illustrations throughout, glossary, index
Pages: 96
Trim Size: 5" X 8" X 5/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20150730
Copyright Year: 2015
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids

Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids presents straightforward advice on what every explorer must know if they are to survive the most daunting challenges the world has to offer. The ultimate adventures are gleaned from the author's travels around the world. He packs every page with the priceless knowledge he has gained over the years.

Features include:

  • "Watch Out!" warnings and danger alerts
  • "What To Wear" checklists
  • "How To" advice (such as how to spear a fish)
  • Equipment essentials (like anti-leech socks)
  • "Did You Know" sidebars describing the animals adventurers may encounter
  • Interesting facts, such as the experiences of record-breaking explorers, like British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who cut off the tops of his own fingers in a vise rather than endure the pain of frostbite for one more minute
  • Explorer Q+A's, where the author describes his own lifetime of exploring
  • Author Q+A's.

Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids is no replacement for the real thing but quite possibly it will inspire would-be explorers to dream about their own adventures in the not-so-distant future.

Bio:

Justin Miles is a professional adventurer who has undertaken expeditions and adventures in some of the world's most extreme environments. He uses his experiences to support charities and education projects, many of them for children. Justin turned his passion for adventure into his profession after recovering from a 1999 car accident, which resulted in brain injuries that left him having to learn to walk and talk again.

Preface:

INTRODUCTION

Planet Earth is huge and full of awesome places to explore. With this book you can discover what life as an explorer is really like and learn some vital explorer skills. There are also plenty of ideas for mini-adventures that you can do right now!

TOC:

    Introduction

    Prepare to Explore!
    Essential Kit
    How to Pack Your Rucksack
    How to Make a Survival Kit
    Train Like an Explorer
    Dress Like an Explorer
    Eat Like an Explorer
    Drink Like an Explorer
    Navigate Like an Explorer
    Go Exploring!

    Key Survival Skills
    How to Light a Fire
    How to Tie Knots
    How to Use a Compass
    How to Build a Shelter

    Exploring Extremes: Polar Regions
    The Polar Regions
    Race to the South Pole
    Electricity
    Pulks
    Polar Camping
    Boots, Skis, Snow Shoes
    Polar Clothing
    Danger: Frostbite!
    Explorer Q and A: Life in the Arctic

    Exploring Extremes: High Altitude
    The Seven Summits
    Surviving the Death Zone
    Altitude Sickness Alert!
    Mountain Climbing Gear
    Explorer Q and A: Life at High Altitudes

    Exploring Extremes: Wild, Wet Rainforests
    Into the Rainforest
    Jungle Camping
    Jungle Clothes
    Jungle Wildlife
    Bites and Sickness
    Jungle Food
    Explorer Q and A: Life in the Jungle

    Exploring Extremes: Deadly Deserts
    Desert Plants and Wildlife
    Stay Out of the Sun
    Risks and Dangers
    Explorer Q and A: Life in the Desert

    Glossary
    Index
    Acknowledgements