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The Avalanche Handbook

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  • Sales Rank:258,009
  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Color:9780898868098
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:3rd
  • Pages:342
  • Size:One Size
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.41
  • Dimensions (in):7.3 x 1 x 9
  • Publication Date:October 31, 2006
  • MPN:112054P
  • Model:Book:
  • ISBN:0898868092
  • EAN:9780898868098
  • ASIN:0898868092
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Features:
  • The Mountaineers Books
  • Includes the latest information, techniques and research on understanding and surviving avalanches
  • Contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion
  • Brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process
  • An essential reference for outdoor instructors, snow management professionals and backcountry users everywhere


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
The unrivaled resource for information on avalanches and snow safety— now completely updated!

· New information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion · Brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process · This is the text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs

Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control.

Amazon.com Review
Don't think it couldn't happen to you. Skiers, snowboarders, climbers, and anyone else who travels in the mountains should be aware of the awesome destructive power of avalanches and the conditions that cause them. The Handbook is a comprehensive guide to avoiding such a calamity of snow and ice--and how to improve your chances of survival if you're caught in one. With a combination of science and practical advice, the authors explain how avalanches happen, how to test a slope for slide potential, and how to navigate in avalanche-prone areas. This is essential material for winter recreation fans and outdoors enthusiasts.

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