Essentials of sea survival

F. Golden, Mike Tipton

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Abstract

Each year, 140,000 water-related deaths occur worldwide. These deaths are rarely true "accidents," because most maritime incidents are caused by lack of preparedness. If you frequently participate in aquatic activities, have you stopped to consider the nature of the threat confronting you? What steps can you take to improve your chances of surviving in the water or on a survival craft? Is your knowledge of the basic principles sufficient to enable you to adapt, improvise, and survive? Reading "Essentials of Sea Survival" prepares you to avoid disaster, even in the worst-case scenario. The book is a compelling, informative, and comprehensive guide to open-water survival. Drawing on historical anecdotes as well as published scientific research, it examines the nature of the many threats confronting the survivor at sea and outlines, in lay terms, the methods you can use to prevent or minimize the dangers. Authors Frank Golden and Michael Tipton are internationally recognized experts in cold-water survival. In "Essentials of Sea Survival" they explain the scientific reasoning behind much of the conventional teaching on open-water survival, dispel many misconceptions about how and why people die at sea, and provide up-to-date information on sustained survival in cold water. The lessons they teach are drawn from classic maritime disasters and personal accounts of near-miraculous survival, as well as carefully controlled laboratory experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherHuman Kinetics
Number of pages305
ISBN (Print)9780736002158
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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