The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: How to Escape from Quicksand, Wrestle an Alligator…

Paperback | October 1, 1999

byDavid Borgenicht, Joshua Piven

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Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information in the best-selling tradition of the Paranoid's Pocket Guide and Hypochondriac's Handbook, this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. The essential companion for a perilous age. Because you never know?

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Let’s say you’re walking along and an angry alligator jumps out of the bushes. There’s no escape; it’s just you and the alligator. You’ll be glad that you read The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and a whole bunch of experts. In this entertaining but factually accurate book, you’ll learn what to ...

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Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from d...

David Borgenicht is a Philadelphia-based writer whose own worst-case scenario involved a heavy-armored vehicle in Pakistan. Joshua Piven is a writer, editor, and Web site designer who lives in Philadelphia. He's ready for anything.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.13 × 5.13 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 1999Publisher:CHRONICLE BOOKSLanguage:English

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Let’s say you’re walking along and an angry alligator jumps out of the bushes. There’s no escape; it’s just you and the alligator. You’ll be glad that you read The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and a whole bunch of experts. In this entertaining but factually accurate book, you’ll learn what to do if you’re stuck in quicksand, forced to land a plane, left to defuse a bomb or wrestle an angry alligator. Whatever you do, do not leave the house without this book.

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Reviews from: Soldier of FortuneUSA Today Nearly 180 pages of immediate-action drills for when everything goes to hell in a handbasket (SOF editors all keep a copy on their desk at all times). Succinct overviews and pity, practical courses of action from legion experts-in-their-fields, to fight Murphy at least to a draw. Aficionados in some fields might quibble over certain techniques, but for the amount of ground this compact volume covers in dealing with dozens and dozens of worst-case scenarios in common-sense fashion, it's well worth having. Odds are good you'll meet more than one of the situation during your life, and thetime spent studying this volume may turn out to be some the best time you ever invest. If nothing else, it makes you think out your options beforehand, so you have a plan. Those with deep-seated fears about killer bees, quicksand, mountain lions and sharks will enjoy The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, a handy little book for the extremely prepared that is climbing the best-seller list. This is a no-nonsense, no-fooling around guide with straightforward information. But fear not: The authors have enough perspective to acknowledge the campy appeal of an armchair guide for the anxious. We thought it would be funny to people," Borgenicht says. They were, he says, "inspired by pop culture as much as by paranoia most of the scenarios we talk about were aTV or a movie scene." Sharks, the authors say, scared both of them to pieces in childhood. Blame it on Jaws. "