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So That Others May Live: Caroline Hebard & Her Search-And-Rescue Dogs (edició 1996)

de Hank Whittemore (Autor)

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"His sense of smell is a hundred times greater than a human's. He can pick up the scent of a missing hiker from miles away, or of a drowning victim on the surface of a swiftly moving river. He can detect a living child buried under collapsed concrete. His every movement devoted to his job and his human partner, he is one of the most finely tuned, dynamic animals on earth. He is a German shepherd trained for search-and-rescue missions. And for one woman, a slender New Jersey mother of four, these remarkable dogs, and the dramatic and dangerous rescues they undertake together, have become a way of life." "Caroline Hebard's story is a true life tale of adrenaline-surging searches and grueling rescue missions in some of the world's most tragic landscapes - from earthquakes in Japan and Mexico to bridge collapses and floods in Tennessee and New York. As co-founder of the volunteer U.S. Disaster Response Team, Caroline is ready to leave her home at a moment's notice, never knowing how far she and her dogs will travel or what challenges and dangers they will face."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (més)
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Títol:So That Others May Live: Caroline Hebard & Her Search-And-Rescue Dogs
Autors:Hank Whittemore (Autor)
Informació:Bantam (1996), 325 pages
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A fascinating subject to read about, the relationship between an SAR dog and its handler is interesting to me. This book is a great look how that relationship is born, develops and is used during search and rescue campaigns via the biography of Caroline Hebard, one of the leaders of the SAR dogs phenomenon.

To be honest, Hebard would be labeled a "mary-sue" if she were fictional: the beautiful daughter of a British diplomat, she was raised internationally and knows six languages, is brilliant with a slight hand at politics, has a wonderful, long term marriage and intelligent, successful children, and (finally) was one of the breakthrough role models not just for SAR dogs but women in SAR. Her drive and ambition are almost surreal, and would be off-putting if it weren't for the fact that her entire life has been devoted to saving other peoples' lives.

What makes this story work, though, is Hebard's relationships with her various SAR dogs. The training they receive and the traumas they go through during search and rescue campaigns is awe inspiring. This is the perfect book to read if you want to get a better idea of what goes on between an SAR dog and its trainer at both the technical and emotional level.

The writing is solid, but not great. It feels stilted, but there is also so much information packed into this short book that it is almost understandable. It's also worth remembering that this book came out in the 90s, before 9/11 changed people's awareness of SAR dogs. Hebard is, for most of the 70s and 80s, literally the underdog of standard SAR services, and her fight to have her dogs recognized was difficult and took decades.

Despite the clunky writing style, this is still a fascinating book to read. Highly recommended. ( )
  KimBooSan | Sep 23, 2017 |
Interesting, entertaining, and inspiring -- the true adventures of a dedicated woman and her even more dedicated search and rescue dogs. This is a read that really pulls at the heartstrings! ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 14, 2009 |
page turning reads, excellent photographs
  pennycolman | Aug 15, 2009 |
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"His sense of smell is a hundred times greater than a human's. He can pick up the scent of a missing hiker from miles away, or of a drowning victim on the surface of a swiftly moving river. He can detect a living child buried under collapsed concrete. His every movement devoted to his job and his human partner, he is one of the most finely tuned, dynamic animals on earth. He is a German shepherd trained for search-and-rescue missions. And for one woman, a slender New Jersey mother of four, these remarkable dogs, and the dramatic and dangerous rescues they undertake together, have become a way of life." "Caroline Hebard's story is a true life tale of adrenaline-surging searches and grueling rescue missions in some of the world's most tragic landscapes - from earthquakes in Japan and Mexico to bridge collapses and floods in Tennessee and New York. As co-founder of the volunteer U.S. Disaster Response Team, Caroline is ready to leave her home at a moment's notice, never knowing how far she and her dogs will travel or what challenges and dangers they will face."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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