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Whether you are traveling to Afghanistan or within the U.S., Robert Young Pelton takes you where the timid fear to tread -- straight into the heart of the world's forbidden, lethal, and even criminal places -- giving you all you need to know to survive the experience.
Featuring more than 30 countries, The World's Most Dangerous Places reveals their hidden dangers, including everything from diseases, land mines, and kidnapping to mercenaries, mujahedin, and militias. With firsthand accounts of breathtaking adventure in these hazardous locations, Pelton provides indispensable information on contacts for rescue organizations, environmental groups, political activists (including rebel groups), training schools in outdoor survival, commando techniques, and other potentially life-saving advice.
Whether you're an armchair traveler or a die-hard explorer, The World's Most Dangerous Places is your ticket to the white-knuckle pursuit of adventure...wherever it may be.
Review: The World's Most Dangerous Places is not a comforting book; its pages bristle with tales of land mines, war zones, terrorists, mercenaries, mafiosi, massacres, kidnappers, drug smugglers, and all the other travel disasters that are the stuff of nightmares. But then, as the editors point out in their foreword, "as travelers are kidnapped and executed in Cambodia, a recognized dangerous place, they also are hunted down and murdered in Los Angeles." In other words, the most dangerous place in the world is more of a state of mind: ignorance.
Neither is The World's Most Dangerous Places meant to be used as a guidebook. True, there will be some adrenaline junkies out there who, upon perusing the pages about the war in Chechnya, decide that that's the place they want to be. The people most likely to benefit from this book, however, are those who either have to visit the perilous corners of the world--journalists, foreign-service employees, etc.--or those who have a desire to learn more about such places without necessarily visiting them. It's also a good compliment to more mainstream guidebooks for the growing legion of adventure travelers whose quests for higher mountains to climb, fiercer rivers to raft, and wilder trails to hike often take them to hazardous regions. Whether you're planning a trip to a dangerous place or you just want to learn more about one, The World's Most Dangerous Places is the right book at the right time.
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