John "Lofty" Wiseman is the author of the bestselling SAS SurvivalHandbook , the definitive guide to survival in the wild fromBritain's Special Air Service. Now he has compiled a complete guide tosurvival in the urban jungle. Every year in America there are thousandsof fatal accidents in the home-more than on the roads, and many morethan in the great outdoors. Fire, electricity, water, gas, sharp knives,poisons, chemicals-these valuable tools can quickly become dangerousweapons when not treated with proper respect and understanding. Add tothese the risks of travel, terrorism, muggings, rape, tsunamis, andearthquakes. We are constantly reminded that the world is a dangerousplace. Wiseman shows readers how to think realistically and practicallyabout these perils in order to avoid them, whether they are at home, onthe street, in school, or in transit. From self-defense techniques tohome security systems to coping with natural disasters, this book willteach readers to recognize risks, make quick decisions, and liveconfidently in the modern urban world.
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April 21, 2011
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