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Serious Survival: How to poo in the Arctic and other essential tips

Serious Survival cover

By Marshall Corwin

Shortlisted, Junior Prize 2008

  • Do tarantulas taste good?
  • Can you drink your own wee if you're stranded in the desert?
  • Which is warmer a tent or an igloo?
  • Which snake bites kill?

Find everything you need to know about every hostile habitat on the planet, before you go!

Over the last five years the BBC have taken kids to the world's most amazing places for Serious Jungle, Serious Amazon, Serious Desert, Serious Andes and Serious Arctic. This book charts their incredible journeys and illustrates how they learned to survive.

The Serious Survival team shares first hand experiences with essential tips from participants and expedition leaders.

Serious Survival dives headfirst into jungles, canyons, sand-dunes and glaciers discovering the planet's most colourful wildlife. Follow fascinating environmental projects such as building camel enclosures, removing illegal fishing nets and tracking polar bears.

Serious Survival gives you the best advice on where to go, who to go with and what to take to ensure that you come back in one piece. A must for every budding traveller.

The judges said:

The judges said: "A science by the back door approach but which still manages to include a great wealth of information that will keep children captivated."

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ISBN: 978-0-00-726200-7





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