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The Avalanche Handbook (Paperback)

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*The text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs



Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, this updated edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesEmergency servicesAmbulance & rescue servicesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationClimbing & mountaineeringSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSkiing Publisher: Mountaineers Books Publication Date: 15/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9780898868098  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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With more than 40 years experience studying avalanches, PETER SCHAERER spent most of his career as a senior research officer and head of the Avalanche Research Center of the National Research Council of Canada. He was instrumental in forming the Canadian Avalanche Association and in setting up professional avalanche training programs in western Canada. DAVID McCLUNG is a professor in the Department of Geography and leader of the avalanche research group at the University of British Columbia. He has 35 winters of field experience and has published more than 150 technical articles on alpine snow and avalanches.

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