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How to be a world explorer : your all-terrain training manual / by Joel Levy ; illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock.

By: Levy, Joel, 1971-.
Contributor(s): Hancock, James Gulliver | Hancock, Gulliver | Lonely Planet Publications (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Not for parents: Publisher: Footscray, Vic. ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781743214251; 1743214251; 9781743214091; 174321409X.Other title: World explorer | Lonely Planet, How to be a world explorer.Subject(s): Survival -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Juvenile literature | Survival -- Juvenile literature | Wilderness survival -- Juvenile literature | Life skills -- Juvenile literature | Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile literature | Survival -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Wilderness survival | Life skills | Adventure and adventurersGenre/Form: Handbooks and manuals.DDC classification: 613.6/9
Contents:
Jungle & savanna. Explorer's quest ; It's a jungle out there ; River monsters ; Bloodsuckers and skin stingers ; Lost cities of gold ; Jungle survivors ; How to escape from quicksand ; Jungle jumbos ; Bite back ; Big game ; Great white hunters -- Desert. Explorer's quest ; Unexpected deserts ; Finding water ; Thirst quenchers ; Desert dangers ; All aboard the ship of the desert ; Where did you get that hat? ; Drastic measures -- Polar. Explorer's quest ; Meet the locals--Inuit ; Home sweet dome ; The polar express ; Bears and bites ; Race to the pole -- Forest & mountain. Explorer's quest ; Big bad beasts ; Fruits of the forest ; Meet the locals--Sherpas ; Up, up, and away ; Avalanche! ; The death zone ; How to rappel into a volcano ; Explorers on Everest ; Alive! -- Oceans & rivers. Explorer's quest ; Vessels of discovery ; Meet the locals--Polynesians ; Ocean dangers ; Lost at sea ; Desert island survival ; To boldly go ... ; Under the sea ; River dangers ; Types of river boats and rafts ; Rolling on the river ; Getting their feet wet -- Air. Explorer's quest ; To the skies ; What goes up ... ; Afraid of heights ; How to land a plane in an emergency ; Cold air -- Navigation. Map reading ; True north ; Compass 101 ; Stay the course ; Navigating by the stars -- Explorer bootcamp. Explorer's essentials ; The rule of threes ; Fire starter ; Camping out ; Weather wise ; Storm warning.
Summary: Describes to young readers how to venture through all the landscapes on Earth as well as through the air, over the seas, and under the waves, plus how to find food and water in the wild, avoid deadly diseases and fight back against man-eating beasts.
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

How to be a World Explorer will teach you all you need to know about venturing through all the landscapes on Earth. How do you cope with extreme cold? How do you find water in the wild? How do you escape from quicksand? How do you navigate by the stars? How do you build an igloo? How do you fight a bear? It's all here!

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, childrens books, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

At head of title: Lonely Planet.

Includes index.

Jungle & savanna. Explorer's quest ; It's a jungle out there ; River monsters ; Bloodsuckers and skin stingers ; Lost cities of gold ; Jungle survivors ; How to escape from quicksand ; Jungle jumbos ; Bite back ; Big game ; Great white hunters -- Desert. Explorer's quest ; Unexpected deserts ; Finding water ; Thirst quenchers ; Desert dangers ; All aboard the ship of the desert ; Where did you get that hat? ; Drastic measures -- Polar. Explorer's quest ; Meet the locals--Inuit ; Home sweet dome ; The polar express ; Bears and bites ; Race to the pole -- Forest & mountain. Explorer's quest ; Big bad beasts ; Fruits of the forest ; Meet the locals--Sherpas ; Up, up, and away ; Avalanche! ; The death zone ; How to rappel into a volcano ; Explorers on Everest ; Alive! -- Oceans & rivers. Explorer's quest ; Vessels of discovery ; Meet the locals--Polynesians ; Ocean dangers ; Lost at sea ; Desert island survival ; To boldly go ... ; Under the sea ; River dangers ; Types of river boats and rafts ; Rolling on the river ; Getting their feet wet -- Air. Explorer's quest ; To the skies ; What goes up ... ; Afraid of heights ; How to land a plane in an emergency ; Cold air -- Navigation. Map reading ; True north ; Compass 101 ; Stay the course ; Navigating by the stars -- Explorer bootcamp. Explorer's essentials ; The rule of threes ; Fire starter ; Camping out ; Weather wise ; Storm warning.

Describes to young readers how to venture through all the landscapes on Earth as well as through the air, over the seas, and under the waves, plus how to find food and water in the wild, avoid deadly diseases and fight back against man-eating beasts.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Jungle & Savannah (p. 6)
  • Explorer's quest (p. 8)
  • It's a jungle out there (p. 10)
  • River monsters (p. 12)
  • Blood suckers and skin stingers (p. 14)
  • Lost cities of gold (p. 16)
  • Jungle survivors (p. 18)
  • How to escape from quicksand (p. 20)
  • Jungle jumbos (p. 22)
  • Bite back (p. 24)
  • Big game (p. 26)
  • Great white hunters (p. 28)
  • Desert (p. 30)
  • Explorer's quest (p. 32)
  • Unexpected deserts (p. 34)
  • Finding water (p. 36)
  • Thirst quenchers (p. 38)
  • Desert dangers (p. 40)
  • All aboard the ship of the desert (p. 42)
  • Where did you get that hat? (p. 44)
  • Drastic measures (p. 46)
  • Polar (p. 48)
  • Explorer's quest (p. 50)
  • Meet the locals - Inuit (p. 52)
  • Home sweet dome (p. 54)
  • The polar express (p. 56)
  • Bears and bites (p. 58)
  • Race to the pole (p. 60)
  • Forest & Mountain (p. 62)
  • Explorer's quest (p. 64)
  • Big bad beasts (p. 66)
  • Fruits of the forest (p. 68)
  • Meet the locals - Sherpas (p. 70)
  • Up, up and away (p. 72)
  • Avalanche! (p. 76)
  • The Death Zone (p. 78)
  • How to abseil into a volcano (p. 80)
  • Explorers on Everest (p. 82)
  • Alive! (p. 84)
  • Oceans 86 & Rivers (p. 86)
  • Explorer's quest (p. 88)
  • Vessels of discovery (p. 90)
  • Meet the locals - Polynesians (p. 92)
  • Ocean dangers (p. 94)
  • Lost at sea (p. 96)
  • Desert island survival (p. 98)
  • To boldly go... (p. 100)
  • Under the sea (p. 102)
  • River dangers (p. 104)
  • Types of river boats and rafts (p. 106)
  • Rolling on the river (p. 108)
  • Getting their feet wet (p. 110)
  • Air (p. 112)
  • Explorer's quest (p. 114)
  • Up, up and away (p. 116)
  • What goes up... (p. 118)
  • Afraid of heights (p. 120)
  • How to land a plane in an emergency (p. 122)
  • Cold air (p. 124)
  • Navigation (p. 126)
  • Map reading (p. 128)
  • True north (p. 130)
  • Compass 101 (p. 132)
  • Stay the course (p. 134)
  • Navigating by the stars (p. 136)
  • Explorer Bootcamp (p. 140)
  • Explorer's essentials (p. 142)
  • The rule of threes (p. 144)
  • Fire starter (p. 146)
  • Camping out (p. 148)
  • Weather wise (p. 150)
  • Storm warning (p. 152)
  • Index (p. 154)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 160)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Booklist Review

This title from the Not for Parents travel series is a training manual for children wishing to become world explorers. Each of the first six chapters lets readers explore different biomes, from the thickest jungles to the deepest oceans. This includes the air how'd you like to learn to crash-land a plane? The final two chapters give navigation tips, survival rules, and warnings. Each glossy double-page spread is busy with illustrations and text: some spreads give short descriptive information about places, while others provide interesting historical bits about famous explorers, and still others give instructions for becoming an explorer. While not a real travel guide, the book is fun and educational, and it would engage and expand a child's imagination. The editors offer a disclaimer at the end in case any facts are wrong, as well as an advisement that parental supervision is required. That won't stop this from being frequently read.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2010 Booklist