9780062737380

Robert Young Pelton's the World's Most Dangerous Places

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-11
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

The indispensable handbook for the intrepid adventurer, how to get in and get out of the world's hot spots. Softcover.

Author Biography

Robert Young Pelton is also the author of Come Back Alive, his autobiography. The Adventurist, and is a regular columnist for National Geographic Adventure. He produces and hosts a television series for Discovery and the Travel Channel, and appears frequently as an expert on current affairs and travel safety on CNN, FOX News, and other news networks

Table of Contents

The Author
The Contributors
2(5)
What Is Dangerous?
7(8)
Yuh Gunna Die
7(2)
Time
9(1)
Accidents
10(1)
Disease
10(1)
Travel
11(1)
Accident Facts
12(3)
What Danger Awaits the Weary Traveler?
15(20)
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ... Not
15(2)
Stylin' by the Deadly Mile
17(1)
Minibuses
18(2)
Taxis
20(1)
Automobiles
21(3)
Boats
24(3)
Flying
27(4)
Trains
31(1)
Tourism
32(1)
Natural Disasters
32(3)
Making the Best of Nasty Situations
35(52)
Roll Up to the Magical Misery Tour
35(2)
War
37(2)
Watching War Waste
39(1)
The DP List
40(5)
Into the Killing Zones
45(3)
In the Land of the Yankee Pig
48(2)
Viva la Revolution!
50(2)
Fun-da-Mental Oases
52(2)
Mental Places
54(2)
Jackboot Junkets
56(2)
Gimmeyawalletland
58(2)
Impoverished Paradises
60(1)
Terrorist Places
61(2)
In a Dangerous Place: Northern Albania
63(4)
Business Travelers
Professional Victims
67(2)
Dangerous Places for Business Travel
69(1)
Gangsters: The Businessman's Friend
70(3)
Tourists
Fodder for Fiends
73(6)
The Penalties of Self-Defense
79(1)
Dangerous Places for Tourists
80(1)
The Most Dangerous Places for Tourists
81(1)
In a Dangerous Place: Central Asia
82(5)
Bribes
87(6)
Stand and Deliver
87(2)
The Price for Doing Bad Things
89(4)
Dangerous Jobs
93(20)
Danger Live: Nine to Five
93(2)
Dangerous Occupations
95(13)
In a Dangerous Place: Central Asia
108(5)
Dangerous Diseases
113(26)
Souvenirs from Hell
113(2)
Malaria
115(2)
Worms
117(1)
The Fevers
117(1)
Sex (STDs)
118(2)
Hepatitis A, B, C
120(1)
AIDS
120(2)
Old-Fashioned Diseases
122(2)
A Rogue's Gallery of Diseases
124(12)
In a Dangerous Place: The Sahara
136(3)
Drugs
139(18)
War's Bastard Son
139(1)
Heroin
140(4)
The Golden Crescent
141(1)
The Abkhaz Route
142(1)
The Golden Triangle
143(1)
The Americas: Heroin's Brave New World
144(1)
Cocaine
144(2)
Cannabis
146(1)
Drugs 'n the Hood
147(7)
Europe
147(1)
The Balkans
148(1)
Trans-Caucasus
148(1)
Colombia
149(1)
Thailand
149(1)
Myanmar
150(2)
Mexico
152(1)
Panama
152(1)
Peru
152(1)
Russia
152(1)
Africa
153(1)
The Drugstore
154(3)
Getting Arrested
157(4)
Oh Won't You Stay... Just a Little Bit Longer
157(2)
In a Dangerous Place: Mali
159(2)
Guns
161(22)
Itty-Bitty Bang Bang
161(8)
Handguns
163(1)
Rifles/Submachine Guns
164(1)
Medium-Range Weapons
165(1)
Rockets (RPGs)
166(1)
Machine Guns
166(1)
Long-Range Weapons
166(3)
In a Dangerous Place: Afghanistan
169(2)
Intelligence
Ignorance Is Bliss
171(3)
Government Travel Sources
174(1)
Visas
174(1)
Travel Information
175(1)
For Journalists/Writers
176(1)
Cool Tools
177(1)
News
177(1)
Safety Training
178(1)
Health
179(1)
Open Source
179(4)
Kidnapping
183(14)
You're in Good Hands
183(4)
Kidnap, Rescue and Extortion Insurance (KRE)
187(3)
Security Resources
190(7)
Land Mines
197(18)
Boom Times
197(1)
More Than You Ever Want to Know About Mines
198(10)
How Are They Used?
200(1)
How Do They Work?
201(2)
Where Are the Mines?
203(3)
How Do You Get Rid of Land Mines?
206(2)
In a Dangerous Place: Kabul
208(7)
Military and Paramilitary Organizations
215(36)
How to Travel Free, Meet Interesting People and Then Kill Them
215(1)
Happiness Is a Warm Gun: The Army/Navy/Air Force
216(1)
Beau Geste: The French Foreign Legion
217(3)
Working Freelance
220(1)
Happiness Is a Hired Gun: PMCs and Mercs
220(6)
The Men Who Would Be King Club
226(4)
The Players
230(1)
The Back Room
231(2)
The Front Room
233(1)
The Traders/Soldiers of Fortune
233(4)
Happiness Is a Dead Infidel: The Mujahedin
237(3)
Military/Adventure Resources
240(2)
In a Dangerous Place: Las Vegas
242(9)
Terrorism
251(22)
I Hear You Knocking, But You Can't Come In
251(6)
Other People, Other Voices
257(2)
Television
257(1)
Radio
258(1)
Adventure Calls
Life Is Not a Job
259(1)
Expeditions
260(3)
Expedition Planning
263(2)
Expedition Organizers
265(1)
Adventure Racing
266(4)
DP's ratings
270(1)
The Hands
270(3)
Dangerous Places (Short and Sweet)
273(708)
The Grim Reaper's Cheat Sheet
273(4)
Afghanistan
Talibision Comes to Kabul
277(13)
The Unemployed Warlords for Hire Department, Or ``It Ain't Over Until the Fat Man Swings''
290(14)
In a Dangerous Place: Afghanistan
304(3)
Albania
The Return of the Albaniacs
307(9)
In a Dangerous Place: Albania-Kosovo Border
316(3)
Algeria
The Triangle of Death
319(13)
In a Dangerous Place: Algeria
332(9)
Angola
Movin' on Up
341(14)
Bosnia-Herzegovina
War Criminals United
355(12)
Bougainville
Jungle Boogie
367(9)
In a Dangerous Place: Bougainville
376(7)
Brazil
Street Kids Named Desire
383(12)
Burundi
The Problem
395(12)
Cambodia
Come Here, Rouge!
407(16)
In a Dangerous Place: Pailin
423(2)
Chechnya (Ichkeria)
The Return of Howling Wolf
425(13)
In a Dangerous Place: Chechnya
438(15)
Colombia
Coca Loco Land
453(18)
Congo
Heart of Desire
471(12)
In a Dangerous Place: The Congo
483(6)
Dagestan
Wolf Pact
489(10)
In a Dangerous Place: Dagestan
499(4)
East Timor
Timor Bomb
503(7)
In a Dangerous Place: East Timor
510(11)
Ethiopia/Eritrea
Africa's Locked Horns
521(14)
India
Kashmir Sweat
535(18)
Iran
Party Like It's 1399
553(16)
Iraq
The Garden of Needin'
569(24)
Israel
Eye to Eye
593(18)
Kosovo
Pieces in Our Time
611(11)
In a Dangerous Place: Kosovo
622(5)
Kurdistan
Blood Kurd'ling
627(18)
Liberia
Chuck Taylor and His All-Stars
645(14)
Mexico
Run for the Border
659(20)
Myanmar
Politically Incorrect
679(19)
In a Dangerous Place: Myanmar
698(5)
Nigeria
Formula 419
703(14)
North Korea
Il or Illin?
717(14)
Pakistan
Dodge City with Skiing
731(24)
Rhythm and Blues
755(8)
The Philippines
A Marriage of Inconvenience
763(13)
In a Dangerous Place: Negros
776(3)
Russia
Bled Red 'til Dead
779(20)
Rwanda
Tutsi Pop
799(12)
Sierra Leone
Operation No Living Thing
811(12)
Somalia
Clan Bake
823(16)
Sri Lanka
Body Count
839(12)
Sudan
Black Tide Rising
851(14)
In a Dangerous Place: Southern Sudan
865(6)
Tajikistan
Tragikistan
871(12)
In a Dangerous Place: Tajikistan
883(4)
Turkey
Muddle East
887(18)
In a Dangerous Place: Southeastern Turkey
905(6)
Uganda
Where Danger Still Hangs Out
911(12)
In a Dangerous Place: Uganda
923(4)
The United States
How the West Was Stunned
927(32)
Coming Attractions
The Future's So Bright
959(1)
Akhazia
960(1)
Akhaz Haze
960(1)
Central African Republic
960(1)
CAR Cesspool
960(1)
Ceuta and Melilla
960(1)
It's a Dung Hole After All
960(1)
China
961(2)
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
961(1)
Dangerous Places
962(1)
Getting In
962(1)
The Comoros
963(1)
Backwater Bungle
963(1)
Congo Brazzaville
963(1)
Two Out of Three?
963(1)
Corsica
964(1)
The Tourist War
964(1)
Cyprus
964(1)
U(N) Can Never Go Home Again
964(1)
Equatorial Guinea
965(1)
Dictator of the Week
965(1)
Greece
965(1)
November 17: A Good Day to Die
965(1)
Indonesia
966(1)
Archipeliblow
966(1)
The Players
966(1)
Kenya
967(1)
A Rift in the Valley
967(1)
Laos
968(1)
Bombies and Zombies
968(1)
Morocco
969(1)
Sand Wars
969(1)
Nepal
969(1)
Trek or Treat
969(1)
Northern Ireland
969(1)
Ununited Kingdom
969(1)
Peru
970(1)
Senegal
970(1)
Lovelorn
970(1)
The Spratlys
971(1)
Makin' Mischief
971(1)
Taiwan
971(1)
The Seed of World War III
971(1)
Venezuela
971(1)
Ai Caramba!
971(1)
In a Dangerous Place: Montenegro
972(9)
Save the World
981(14)
Patching the Apocalypse
981(2)
Working Overseas
983(6)
Human Rights Groups
989(4)
Medical Aid Groups
993(2)
Save Yourself
995(8)
Stay Alive! (At Least Until You Get Home)
995(2)
Journalist Safety Training
997(1)
Adventure/Recreation Schools
998(1)
Adventure Experience Organizations
999(1)
Survival Training
1000(1)
Travel Insurance
1001(1)
Emergency/Rescue
1001(2)
What to Pack
1003(10)
Use It or Lose It
1003(5)
Gifts
1008(1)
Weird Stuff No Adventurer Should Be Without
1008(2)
Those Hard to Find Items
1010(3)
International Long-Distance Access Codes
1013(6)
Index 1019

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