By Greg Emmanuel
(Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781931686006, 176pp.)
Publication Date: September 13, 2002
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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.
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.