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Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date January 8, 2007
Pages 342
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156032544
ISBN-10 0156032546
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $20.95
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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. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Every year around the globe, people cross paths with avalanches—some massive, some no deeper than a pizza box—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. 
 
In Snowstruck, Fredston draws on decades of personal experience to take “avalanches out of the statistical realm and into the human one” (Skiing Magazine): 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. 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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Hardcover
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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.
Paperback
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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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