The first three chapters in this book--Animal Dangers, Natural Dangers, and Human Hazards--describe what to do in a total of 24 specific emergencies. The fourth chapter, Basic Survival Skills, has 14 important tips on emergency preparedness and survival skills.
Each crisis is summarized on a double-page spread with 1-2-3 what-to-do checklists, "Fast Facts", "Life Savers", "Did You Know", and "If You" sidebars, and margin notes. The book's eye-catching design features brilliant full-bleed color and dynamic action photographs.
The life-threatening scenarios include:
The Survival Skills include:
Children like to feel in control. Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency increases the chance of survival and it also reduces fear. Even if readers never venture beyond the front door, they will enjoy Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids.
Rob Colson is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults. Previous titles include Ultimate Cars and Puzzles, Conundrums and Enigmas.
Hopefully, you will never face any of the extreme dangers described in the first part of this book. But if you do, here are some ideas about the best way to survive. In the final chapter, you'll find practical advice for situations you could face when you set off on your adventures.
Animal Dangers What to do if you are bitten by a snake How to escape from a crocodile What to do if you see a shark How to escape from a bear How to escape from a wildcat What to do if you are chased by bees How to escape from ants
Natural Dangers How to escape from quicksand How to survive a hurricane How to survive an earthquake How to survive an avalanche How to avoid being struck by lightning How to survive a tornado How to survive a blizzard How to survive in the desert How to survive at sea How to survive on a deserted beach What to do if you are caught in a flood What to do in a forest or bush fire How to survive in a frozen wilderness
Human Hazards How to escape from a car in water How to avoid being crushed in a crowd How to survive a plane crash How to escape from a burning building How to escape from a sinking ship
Basic Survival Skills Before you go on a trip Let the Sun and stars help you find your way Using a Swiss Army knife Finding water Making a fire Finding food Storing and cooking food Making a shelter Animals in the wild Time and weather Getting rescued Getting out First aid Knots
Glossary Index Acknowledgments