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Avalanche Handbook

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Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches.

Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control.

  • New information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion
  •  Brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process
  •   This is the text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs



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David McClung and Peter Schaere

Peter Schaerer
Short Biography: With more than 40 years experience studying avalanches, Peter Schaerer spent most of his career as a senior research officer and head of the Avalanche Research Center of the National Research Council of Canada. He was instrumental in forming the Canadian Avalanche Association and in setting up professional avalanche training programs in western Canada. 

David McClung
Short Biography: David McClung is a professor in the Department of Geography and leader of the avalanche research group at the University of British Columbia. He has 35 winters of field experience and has published more than 150 technical articles on alpine snow and avalanches.  


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