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Snowstruck: In The Grip Of Avalanches
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harcourt
Publication date November 24, 2005
Pages 342
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151012497
ISBN-10 0151012490
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An avalanche expert and predictor explores the often deadly nature of avalanches, sharing a wealth of dramatic rescue and escape stories, including those of a skier who was forced to make a life-and-death decision and the race to save a buried victim. By the author of Rowing to Latitude.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Every year around the globe, people cross paths with avalanches-some massive, some no deeper than a pizza box-often with deadly results. Avalanche expert Jill Fredston stalks these so-called freaks of nature, forecasting where and when they will strike, deliberately triggering them with explosives, teaching potential victims how to stay alive, and leading rescue efforts when tragedy strikes.

Having spent decades trying to keep avalanches and people apart, Fredston brings them together unforgettably in Snowstruck. From a rare store of personal experience, she conveys a panorama of perspectives: a skier making what may prove his final decision, a victim buried so tightly that he can't move a finger, rescuers racing both time and weather, forecasters treading the line between reasonable risk and danger. Seamlessly interweaving these accounts, Fredston brings to life the awesome forces of nature that can turn the mountains deadly-and the equally inexorable forces of human nature that lure us time and again into treacherous terrain.



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from Harcourt (November 24, 2005)
9780151012497 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $24.00
About: An avalanche expert and predictor explores the often deadly nature of avalanches, sharing dramatic rescue and escape stories, including those of a skier who was forced to make a life-and-death decision and the race to save a buried victim.
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (January 8, 2007)
9780156032544 | details & prices | 342 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $20.95
About: An avalanche expert and predictor explores the often deadly nature of avalanches, sharing a wealth of dramatic rescue and escape stories, including those of a skier who was forced to make a life-and-death decision and the race to save a buried victim.

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