Engelstalig handboek over lawines. The information is technical enough to meet the needs of professional search and rescue, yet accessible enough for everyone venturing into winter backcountry.
Extensively illustrated. The most comprehensive text on avalanches ever published, the first edition (published by the US Forest Service) was considered THE resource on avalanches. Fully revised and rewritten, this second edition is the new authority on every aspect of avalanches, their formation, and their effects. The extensive text and illustrations are technical, yet accessible, and include the latest information, techniques, and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Includes chapters on weather patterns and snow characteristics; types and properties of avalanches; terrain and motion; methods of observation, evaluation, and prediction; safety and rescue; and protection from potential avalanches.