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100 Most Dangerous Things On The Planet by Anna Claybourne
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Apr 11, 2011

it was amazing

This planet we call Earth has many dangers, everything from wild animals to natural disasters to common everyday things that used wrong can be dangerous. In this book, the author picks 100 things that are especially dangerous to humans. Claybourne starts with natural disasters which seems fitting considering how often such disasters occur, just this last week there were earthquakes, wildfires, and tornadoes wreaking havoc around the world. I appreciate the focus the author has on avoiding the dangers as much as possible. In a lot of cases there are ways to lessen the danger. For example, for a volcanic eruption she recommends following directions when or if evacuation orders are given. After natural disasters, the author covers weather, being lost in the wild, dangerous animals, and dangers we bring on ourselves such as car accidents or parachute failure. Each entry is short but presents the essentials including a brief description of the danger, and quick overview of ways to deal withe the danger. She also gives each danger a risk rating based on how common the danger is, along with a survival rating indicating how likely it is for the victim to survive.

This book is perfect for browsing or for reading straight through. The entries are short enough to entice reluctant readers while the topics appeal to avid readers as well. The layout is attractive and easy to navigate. Claybourne has written two other books that are similar, 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet and 100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet.

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