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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; UK open market ed edition (5 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747597944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747597940
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 557,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Once the covers have been opened (and which youngster would not open a red chest with a black skull and crossbones on it?) one cannot help dipping in and out of the treasure compulsively'
--School Librarian

`Chock-a-block full of interesting facts'
--Teen Titles Magazine

About the Author

Tracey Turner is a former editor and author of many non-fiction books for children, including Hodder's Disgusting Dictionary and titles for the Dead Famous series, 101 Things You Need To Know and The Comic Strip History of the World. Tracey lives in Bath.


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This book is so entertaining. I bought it as a xmas present for a 12 year old boy (in desperation!) and could not put it down long enough to wrap it! I have ordered one for myself too now. It is amusing, informative and more than a little bizarre but completely unique and very enjoyable.
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Deadly Peril (and how to avoid it) is an informative and often amusing book containing many of the common, uncommon and downright obscure ways to die horribly.

This blackly humourous book contains such diverse topics as Earthquakes, Black Widow spiders, Great White Sharks, Falling Coconuts and the seemly innocous but deadly peril of Getting Dressed. Detailing each peril across 2 pages, covering what can happen and usefully how to avoid it. Almost all perils are extremely rare eg. being struck by Lightning, but every topic is dealt in an entertaining way.

As you will discover when reading Deadly Peril, there are many exotic ways to die and if they involve animals almost all of them can run faster than humans. And even if you can run fast, there is no guarantee you will not get struck on the head by a falling coconut or spontaneously combust.

To Sum Up: An excellent little gift book for all ages that you will probably end up reading yourself.
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My 9 year old daughter loved this. Half tongue in cheek, half serious survival manual it helped make light of some unlikely situations while also giving practical advice on how to cope in the event of a real disaster. Perfect for my worst-case-scenario child.
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HASH(0x9b64e254) out of 5 stars Entertaining Read, That Teaches You Stuff Too! 13 Feb. 2010
By Mr James N Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
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Deadly Peril is very similar size, format and content wise to survival guide books out there with a pinch of humour. It's not as funny as The Action Hero's Handbook: How to Catch a Great White Shark, Perform the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, Track a Fugitive, and Dozens of Other TV and Movie Skills but is still very entertaining. The advice inside if you actually were caught in a situation and had no idea how to deal with it may well save your life. However as the author's point out with most of the peril's unless you deliberately put yourself into a situation the odds of ever experiencing the peril or having the peril try and kill you is pretty remote. There's enough in here that isn't in Action Hero's Handbook that it's worth while getting both.

With a few perils they haven't fully researched where you'll find the peril and don't give all locations such as Black Widow Spider no mention of Australia where it's known as the Redback spider. In other listings such as Death Stalker Scorpion maybe it would have been better to just broadly use poisonous scorpion rather than a specific one but these are only minor faults.

Inside this book you'll learn how to deal with or avoid the following perils.

Menace from the Deep
- Box Jellyfish
- Great White Shark
- Blue-ringed Octopus
- Cone Snail
- Piranha
- Electric Eel
- Stonefish
- Stingray
- Sea Snake
- Giant Squid

Deadly Planet
- Volcano
- Whirlpool
- Avalanche
- Forest Fire
- Tsunami
- Quicksand
- Earthquake
- Rip Current
- Geyser
- Waterfall
- Landslide
- Desert

Unexpected Peril
- Meteorite
- Fugu
- Frozen Toilet Waste
- Bermuda Triangle
- Eagle Dropping Tortoise
- Spontaneous Human Combustion
- Coconut
- Solar Fare

Animal Attack
- Fierce Snake
- Crocodile
- Hippo
- Grizzly
- Lion
- Golden Poison Frog
- Cape Buffalo
- Vampire Bat
- Cassowary
- Komodo Dragon

Small But Lethal
- Black Widow Spider
- Killer Bees
- Mosquito
- Death Stalker Scorpion
- Giant Centipede
- Tsetse Fly
- Army Ants

Perilous Weather
- Lightning Strike
- Tornado
- Blizzard
- Sandstorm
- Flash Flood
- Freak Wave
- Giant Hail
- Hurricane

Everyday Peril
- Getting Dressed
- Electricity
- Poisonous Garden Plant
- Sleepwalking
- Botulism

Adventurous Peril
- The Bends
- Attitude Sickness
- Skydiving
- Shipwreck
- Cave-in

Another good survival guide/skill learning read done in a humorous way is The Superman Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Saving the Day.
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