World's Most Dangerous Places

ISBN-10: 0060011602

ISBN-13: 9780060011604

Edition: 5th 2003

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Description: Robert Young Pelton, a professional adventurer, and his team of international war correspondents have updated this indispensable handbook for the intrepid adventurer-- a "how-to" in getting in and out of the world's hot spots. We are living in a dangerous world, and now more than ever people want to know what is going on where (and why). Featuring 25 countries, The World's Most Dangerous Places, 5th Edition offers a brief up-to-the-minute history of each nation, provides tips on how to get in, out and around safely, and uncovers their dangers, from diseases, land mines, and kidnapping to mercenaries and militias. Completely revised, this edition has a number of countries who have been added to the hot list. With firsthand accounts of breathtaking adventure in each country, the book also provides the latest indispensable information on contacts for nongovernmental and rescue organizations, environmental groups, political activists, training schools in outdoor survival, commando techniques, and other potentially life-saving advice.

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1088
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Robert Young Pelton is also the author of Come Back Alive, his auto-biography, The Adventurist, and is a regular columnist for National Geographic Adventure. He produces and hosts a television series for Discovery and the Travel Channel, and appears frequently as an expert on current affairs and travel safety on CNN, FOX News, and other news networks. .010.

List of Maps
The Author
The Contributors
What is Dangerous?
What Is Dangerous?
No One Gets Out of Here Alive
"Adventure" Travel ... Isn't
In a Dangerous Place: Pamplona
What Danger Awaits the Weary Traveler?
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ... Not
Stylin' by the Deadly Mile
Making the Best of Nasty Situations
Roll Up to the Magical Misery Tour
War
In the Land of the Yankee Pig
Viva la Revolution!
Fun-da-Mental Oases
Mental Places
Jackboot Junkets
Gimmeyawalletland
Impoverished Paradises
Terrorist Places
Into the Killing Zones: Journos
In a Dangerous Place: Northern Albania
Business Travelers
Professional Victims
Tourists
Fodder for Fiends
DP Survival Course: Seven Things That Will Save Your Life
In a Dangerous Place Central Asia
Bribes
Stand and Deliver
The Price for Doing Bad Things
When It is Better to Give Than to Receive
An Exciting New Franchise Opportunity
Dangerous Jobs
Danger Live: Nine to Five
Dangerous Occupations
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Dangerous Diseases
Souvenirs from Hell
Malaria
Worms
The Fevers
Sex (STDs)
Hepatitis A, B, C
AIDS
Old-Fashioned Diseases
A Rogue's Gallery of Diseases
In a Dangerous Place: The Sahara
Drugs
War's Bastard Son
Heroin
Cocaine and Crack
Cannabis/Marijuana/Hashish
Pills
Drugs 'n' the Hood
Getting Arrested
Oh, Won't You Stay ... Just a Little Bit Longer
In a Dangerous Place: Mali
Guns
You Talking to ME?
Cops: The Real World
Handguns
Rifles and Assault Rifles
Medium-Range Weapons
Long-Range Weapons
Intelligence
What You Don't Know Can Kill You
Check Things Out
Government Travel Sources
Nongovernment Travel Information
Visas
News
Safety Training
Kidnapping
You're in Good Hands
Hostage Etiquette/Survival
Kidnap, Rescue, and Extortion Insurance (KRE)
KRE Resources
Security Resources
Land Mines/UXO
Boom Times
More Than You Ever Want to Know about Mines
How Do You Get Rid of Land Mines?
In a Dangerous Place: Kabul
Mercenaries
How to Travel Free, Meet Interesting People, and Then Kill Them
Happiness Is a Warm Gun: The Army/Navy/Marines/Air Force
Beau Geste: The French Foreign Legion
Working Freelance
Happiness Is a Hired Gun: PMCs and Mercs
Soldiers of Misfortune
The Men-Who-Would-Be-King Club
The Players
Happiness Is a Dead Infidel: The Mujahideen
Terrorism
I Hear You Knockin', But You Can't Come In
Why Do Terrorists and Rock Stars Have Only One Name?
Terrorism 101
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
Adventure Calls
Life Is Not a Job
Expeditions
Adventure Racing
Dangerous Places
Dangerous Places
DP's Ratings
Dangerous Places (Short and Sweet)
The Grim Reaper's Cheat Sheet
Afghanistan
Tali-Banned, Tali-Bombed, and Tali-Gone
In a Dangerous Place: Afghanistan
Algeria
Cutthroat Politics
The Balkans
Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania
Balkan Bits
Chechnya (Ichkeria)
Howling Wolf
Colombia
Coca Loco Land
In a Dangerous Place: Colombia
Georgia (Sakartvelo)
Breakin' Up Is Hard to Do
Great Lakes
Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and The Democratic Republic of Congo
Heart of Darkness
India
Gandhi Pieces
Iran
Party Like It's 1399
Iraq
The Garden of Bleedin'
In a Dangerous Place: Baghdad
Israel/Palestine
An Eye for an Eye
In a Dangerous Place: Israel
Kurdistan
Blood Kurd'ling
Lebanon
Deadly Doormat
In a Dangerous Place: Lebanon
Liberia
Black Spot
In a Dangerous Place: Tubmanburg
Nepal
Neverest
North Korea
King of Denial
Pakistan
Wackistan
The Philippines
A Marriage of Inconvenience
In a Dangerous Place: Negros
Russia
Red 'n' Dead
In a Dangerous Place: Russia
South Africa
So'sweat-o
Sudan
Black Moon Rising
The United States of America
Home of the Brave
Yemen
Blamin' Yemen
Zimbabwe
Farmageddon
In a Dangerous Place: Zimbabwe
Mr. Dp's Little Black Book
Save the World
Patching the Apocalypse
Working Overseas
Save Yourself
Stay Alive! (At Least Until You Get Home)
What to Pack
Use It or Lose It
Index
Photo Credits
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