Death zone : can humans survive at 8,000 metres? / Ross Piper.
By: Piper, Ross.
Contributor(s): Turner, Jane.Material type: BookSeries: Collection "Extrême.": Publisher: London : A & C Black, 2008Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408100004 (hbk.); 1408100002 (hbk.).Subject(s): Altitude, Influence of -- Juvenile literature | Atmospheric pressure -- Physiological effect -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: C613.69 Subject: Packed full of incredible information about mountaineering, from avalanche rescues and how to dig a snow hole, to the story of how one man survived against all odds after falling into an icy crevasse.
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Death Zone takes you to the extreme world of mountaineering. Find out about frostbite, avalanches and the effects of sub-zero temperatures. Read about avalanche rescues, how to dig a snow hole and the amazing story of how one man survived against the odds after falling into an icy crevasse.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Packed full of incredible information about mountaineering, from avalanche rescues and how to dig a snow hole, to the story of how one man survived against all odds after falling into an icy crevasse.
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