Act now to avert calamity!
This expertly curated compilation of step-by-step survival advice, drawn from more than 100 years of official documentation from around the world, demonstrates how to deal with every kind of disaster imaginable. Life-saving strategies include how to:
Identify symptoms / Prevent transmission / Destroy contaminated material / Construct a facemask / Avoid infection / Administer treatment / Clean equipment
Tornado-proof your home / Find shelter during an earthquake / Assemble your survival kit / Fight a forest fire / Escape a flooded car / Identify edible plants
Evacuate a city / Build a fallout shelter / Survive radiation poisoning / Operate a respirator / Protect livestock / Overcome trauma / Estimate damage
Detect extraterrestrial life / Search the skies / Identify flying objects / Transmit messages / Recognize hoaxes
'A huge new pictorial history ... a masterclass in avoiding panic'
'Assembles 100 years of government disaster advice from around the globe into a single volume'
'For those who approach bad news by laughing to keep from crying... In addition to humorous and ironic vintage illustrations and some dubious, outdated advice, there is useful advice too. It's up to the reader to decide which is which... If you aren't worried when you begin this book, you will be when you're done'
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution