Deadly Peril : And How to Avoid it, Paperback

Deadly Peril : And How to Avoid it Paperback

Illustrated by Ben Hasler

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


From the author of 101 Things You Need to Know comes THE must-have Christmas gift of 2009.

An enlightening and utterly compelling index of the world's deadliest Perils, how they might kill you, and how to evade them.

Each Peril has its own 'report' - featuring a Peril rating out of 10, the worst possible outcome you might suffer, Peril avoidance tactics and a fact file.

Four-colour throughout, fully designed, with illustrations and diagrams, the book will be divided into eight key areas of Peril, including 'Menace from the Deep', 'Small But Lethal' and 'Unexpected Perils'.

An indispensable survival guide to help you deal with Perils of all kinds, even those you least expect, such as meteorites, frozen toilet waste falling from the sky, etc.

The tone will be light, the details juicy, and the facts thoroughly researched.

Aimed at ALL readers aged 8 to 80 who may find themselves in the path of Peril.




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A note in the book says that the author writes books for children. This isn't one of them. The listings of deadly perils to be met not only thousands of miles away from boring old England but lurking in the house, for example when putting your clothes on or while asleep are quite graphic enough to give an ordinarly sensitive child nightmares for years. In fact it is difficult to know who are the intended readers, since you would think that anyone going skydiviing or exploring coral reefs would have apprised themselves of the likely hazards in advance anyway. The print is small, the pages are unnumbered and the design is undistinguished in the modern manner.