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Author Adie, Kate.

Title Into danger : risking your life for work / Kate Adie
Published London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  158.1 Adi/Idr  AVAILABLE
Description 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Into Danger -- 2. The Snake Venom Collector -- 3. The Food Taster -- 4. The Diver -- 5. The Stunt Worker -- 6. The Terrorist -- 7. The Armed Robber -- 8. The Hostage Negotiator -- 9. The Prostitute -- 10. War -- 11. The Bomb Disposal Pioneer -- 12. The Bomb Disposal Officer -- 13. The Bodyguard -- 14. The De-miner -- 15. The Missionary -- 16. The Ulster Policeman -- 17. The Campaigner -- 18. The Idealist
Summary "Kate Adie sets out on a journey to discover just who is attracted to living dangerously - and why. When so many are fearful of anything beyond the normal daily routine, are other drawn towards lives which put them in regular peril? And what is really dangerous? She meets those who have chosen a career in danger. She questions those whose outspoken beliefs put them in constant danger, like Sir Richard Leakey in Kenya. And she seeks out prostitutes, stuntmen and landmine exploders, seduced by the highest of stakes."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Bestselling author Kate Adie sets out on a fascinating journey to discover just who is attracted to living dangerously - and why
Subject Risk-taking (Psychology)
Hazardous occupations.
Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Anecdotes.
Hazardous occupations -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
LC no. 2009417730
ISBN 9780340976685 paperback