Extreme Encounters

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Extreme Encounters

How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant E

By Greg Emmanuel

Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781931686006, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2002

Brace yourself.
If you re the squeamish type, turn back now. If you re afraid of a little blood, read no further. But if you ve ever wondered what it's like to be struck by lightning, swallowed by quicksand, or stung by a jellyfish, then fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride.
"Extreme Encounters "offers blow-by-blow accounts of life's most dangerous experiences in thrilling you-are-there second person so "you "chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, "you "hear the ear-splitting roar of a tornado, and "you "feel the stomach-lurching drop of an elevator freefall. Full of harrowing adventure and surprising scientific insights, "Extreme Encounters "is a journey you ll never forget.

About the Author
Greg Emmanuel has written for MTV, VH1, "GQ," "ESPN the Magazine," "Time Out New York," "Stuff," and "Maxim." He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and tries his darnedest to avoid anything remotely resembling an extreme encounter.