Avalanche Handbook

ISBN-10: 0898868092

ISBN-13: 9780898868098

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

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Description: 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, the revised 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. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Character and effects of avalanches
Elements of mountain snow climates and weather
Snow formation and growth in the atmosphere and snowpack
Avalanche formation
Avalanche terrain, motion, and effects
The elements of applied avalanche forecasting
Classes of factors involved with evaluation of instability and forecasting
The ABCs for backcountry avalanche forecasting and decisions
Safety measures and rescue
Avalanche protection
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