Bomb and Mine Disposal Officers (World's Most Dangerous Jobs) (Hardcover)

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Bomb and Mine Disposal Officers (World's Most Dangerous Jobs) (Hardcover)

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What qualities does it take to walk up to an unexploded bomb or mine and coolly and calmly examine it? To slowly and painstakingly, remove the cover and attempt to defuse it. To be completely alone while everyone else has taken cover? The rise of terrorism in the 21st Century and the evolution of car bombs and other improvised explosive devices mean that bomb disposal officers are in high demand once again in places as far apart as Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. This book looks at life as a bomb or mine disposal officer and covers what sort of person becomes a bomb disposal officer; a day in the life; training; types of device; the history of bomb disposal from WW1 to the present day in Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.

Product Details ISBN: 9780778750956
ISBN-10: 0778750957
Publisher: Crabtree Classics
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: World's Most Dangerous Jobs