Risky Business - Smoke Jumper

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Many people in our world face the unique demands of special careers. The Risky Business series gives you an up-close-and-personal profile of people who do things most of us would never dream of doing. As you read about them, you'll find out what worries them and what excites them about their jobs. You'll also learn how each person trained to become an expert in his or her field.

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Grade 2-5?A series devoted to exploring unusual careers that involve danger and challenge. Rodeo Clown goes behind the scenes to show that not all is for laughs as the rodeo clowns draw the attention of the bulls and horses away from the cowboy riders. Smokejumper details the training and skills needed to become one of a select crew of U.S. smoke jumpers who parachute in to fight forest fires that cannot be in reached other ways. Safety is emphasized but the reality of death is not minimized, and the 1994 Canyon Creek, Colorado, fire in which 14 people lost their lives is briefly discussed. Window Washer follows two men as they wash the windows of New York City's World Trade Center. Again safety features are shown. Well written, with attention grabbing, full-color photographs and personal commentary from individuals in the jobs, these titles offer an interesting look at an unlikely side of the work world. Welcome additions to career sections, presented in large-print type and with ample spacing.?Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA
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"Well written, with attention-grabbing, full-color photographs and personal commentary from individuals in the jobs, these titles offer an interesting look at an unlikely side of the work world. Welcome additions to career sections, presented in large-print type and with ample spacing."
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"This series presents very graphic and interesting material in a fairly basic vocabulary. The books might well be used for hesitant readers who would be motivated by the risky reputations of the professions detailed and the incredible photography."
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