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Snowstruck: In The Grip Of Avalanches.Jill Fredston Has Grappled with the Forces of Nature That Turn the Mountains Deadly-and the Forces of Human Nature That Lure Us Into Treacherous Terrain {FIRST EDITION}

Fredston, Jill

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ISBN 10: 0151012490 / ISBN 13: 9780151012497
Published by Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"SNOWSTRUCK is a thrilling, fascinating, and inspiring narrative about avalanches: their causes, their victims, and their predictability. Fredston draws the reader into the story with her amazing real-life experience. It's a book you can't put down-one of the best I've read in a long time." {Lynne CoX}. This book has 342 pages and is illustrated throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 040444

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Title: Snowstruck: In The Grip Of Avalanches.Jill ...

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition {First Printing}

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Every year around the globe, people cross paths with avalanches-some massive, some no deeper than a pizza box-often with deadly results. Avalanche expert Jill Fredston stalks these so-called freaks of nature, forecasting where and when they will strike, deliberately triggering them with explosives, teaching potential victims how to stay alive, and leading rescue efforts when tragedy strikes.

Having spent decades trying to keep avalanches and people apart, Fredston brings them together unforgettably in Snowstruck. From a rare store of personal experience, she conveys a panorama of perspectives: a skier making what may prove his final decision, a victim buried so tightly that he can't move a finger, rescuers racing both time and weather, forecasters treading the line between reasonable risk and danger. Seamlessly interweaving these accounts, Fredston brings to life the awesome forces of nature that can turn the mountains deadly-and the equally inexorable forces of human nature that lure us time and again into treacherous terrain.

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Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 2005, 0-15-101249-0

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