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The Adventurer's Handbook From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert by Mick Conefrey
  

The Adventurer's Handbook From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert

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November 2013 Travel Book of the Month.

Fully illustrated and replete with fascinating text boxes of trivia (how should you address a husky in Alaska?), The Adventurer's Handbook is the perfect gift for both seasoned explorers and office workers dreaming of that next big trip abroad.

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The Adventurer's Handbook From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert by Mick Conefrey

How do you survive a charging elephant? What's the best way to serve polar bear meat? How do you find water in a desert? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the best instructors possible: a cast of famous explorers, including Livingston, Shackleton and John Hunt. In this irreverent yet inspiring look at the history of adventure, Mick Conefrey delves into the original diaries and logs of great expeditions to provide a winning combination of intrepid stories of yester-year and hilarious retro tips. Discover which famous explorer was cooked by Hawaiian natives and who was left on an ice floe in the Arctic by his drunk captain.

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An amazing collection of epic adventures. -- Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmund Hillary Mick Conefrey is a shrink, a raconteur and forensic analyst all wrapped into one. He gets right to the heart of what makes explorers tick. -- Stephen Venables, first British mountaineer to summit Everest without oxygen A brilliant and original guide to getting back! -- George Band, youngest climber on the 1953 British Mt. Everest expedition and, with Joe Brown, the fi 'An irreverent but inspiring look at the history of adventure... [Conefrey] provides a combination of intrepid stories of yesteryear and amusing old-fashioned tips... not to mention some brilliant trivia.
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About the Author

Mick Conefrey

Mick Conefrey is the acclaimed author of Everest 1953 and How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt . He has produced several BBC films on mountaineering and exploration, including The Race for Everest. He lives in Oxford.

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Publication date

7th November 2013

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Mick Conefrey

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Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Format

Hardback
256 pages

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Active outdoor pursuits
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ISBN

9781780743196

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