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The Global Warming Survival Kit: The Must-have Guide To Overcoming Extreme Weather, Power Cuts, Food Shortages And Other Climate Change Disasters
 
 

The Global Warming Survival Kit: The Must-have Guide To Overcoming Extreme Weather, Power Cuts, Food Shortages And Other Climate Change Disasters [Kindle Edition]

Brian Clegg
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The first book to take a hard, scientific look at the likely scenarios and - uniquely - provide practical advice for you and your family on how to cope with anything global warming might throw at you.

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Climate change is upon us. Make no mistake: disasters such as Hurricane Katrina are the tip of a rapidly melting iceberg. While we must still press our governments to take action to mitigate the most extreme effects of global warming, it is now beyond doubt that prevention will not be enough. We clearly need to plan for the worst. But good advice is hard to come by - until now.



The Global Warming Survival Kit includes:



- Where to live to minimize the impact of climate change.


- How to get drinkable water when the taps run dry.


- What to eat to stay alive in town and country.


- Essential survival equipment to keep ready.



We can all hope that the worst scenario won't happen - but it's easier to be secure in that hope if you are well prepared.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 592 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (30 Jun 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RDWAY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #757,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Brian's most recent book is The Quantum Age. He has written many other science titles, including the bestselling Inflight Science, The God Effect, Before the Big Bang, Ecologic, A Brief History of Infinity, Build Your Own Time Machine, The Universe Inside You, Gravity, Extra Sensory and Dice World, which is on the longlist for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Born in Rochdale, Lancashire, UK, Brian read Natural Sciences (specializing in experimental physics) at Cambridge University. After graduating, he spent a year at Lancaster University where he gained a second MA in Operational Research, a discipline developed during the Second World War to apply mathematics and probability to warfare and since widely applied to business problem solving.

From Lancaster, he joined British Airways, where he formed a new department tasked with developing hi-tech solutions for the airline. His emphasis on innovation led to working with creativity guru Dr. Edward de Bono, and in 1994 he left BA to set up his own creativity consultancy, running courses on the development of ideas and the solution of business problems. His clients include the BBC, the Met Office, Sony, GlaxoSmithKline, the Treasury, Royal Bank of Scotland and many others.

Brian has also written regular columns, features and reviews for numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Observer, Playboy, Nature, The Times, Personal Computer World, BBC Focus, BBC History, Good Housekeeping and House Beautiful. His books have been translated into many languages, including German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Norwegian, and Indonesian.

Brian has given sell-out lectures at the Royal Institution in London and has spoken at venues from Oxford and Cambridge Universities to Cheltenham Festival of Science. He has also contributed to radio and TV programs, and is a popular speaker at schools. Brian is also editor of the successful www.popularscience.co.uk book review site and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Brian lives in Wiltshire with his wife and twin children. When not writing, he spends time on music, having a passion for Tudor and Elizabethan church music.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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I was very disappointed with this book! I have only given it 1 star because I had to for reviewing purposes otherwise I wouldn't have given it any.
If you are looking for an insightful book full of brilliant survival tips which enables you to plan for and survive disasters from earthquakes to floods and other emergency situations I would certainly not recommend this one. The advice given is very basic, often totally obvious to anyone except the most complete idiot, and appears to be backed up by a minimum of research or practical experience. The whole thing has the ring of an author who writes by formula looking for something to write about and simply jumping on the global warming bandwagon in order to make a few bucks.
I was looking for a book by an experienced survival expert which I would be able to keep in my emergency pack for survival situations. This one will be going in the bin. It only cost me a few pounds but I feel it was a few pounds wasted!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bandwagon jumper 1 May 2009
Format:Paperback
Almost funny. Has advice such as, if there is a power failure which wipes out street lights at night while you're driving, turn your headlights on. And, if you do start a fire indoors, make sure it does not spread out of control. Which is useful because until I read this book I had planned to start a fire in my home and allow it to spread out of control.

So here's some more useful advice: don't waste time or money on books which state the blindingly obvious and treat the reader like a moron.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Global Warming Kit 9 May 2010
Format:Paperback
Everyone should read this. There is a lot of good advice and methods to follow even IF we do not have to suffer Global Warming. I have bought this for each member of our family.
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