The World's Most Dangerous Places by Robert Young Pelton, Coskun Aral, Wink Dulles, paperback, 1048 pages, Fielding Worldwide (1997), ISBN: 1569521409
"The World's Most Dangerous Places" is not meant to be used as a guidebook. The people most likely to benefit from this book are those who either have to visit the perilous corners of the world – journalists, foreign service employees, etc. – or those who have a desire to learn more about such places without necessarily visiting them. It is also a good compliment to more mainstream guidebooks for the growing legion of adventure travelers whose quests for higher mountains to climb, fiercer rivers to raft, and wilder trails to hike often take them to hazardous regions. Whether you're planning a trip to a dangerous place or you just want to learn more about one, "The World's Most Dangerous Places" is the right book at the right time: "one of the oddest and most fascinating travel books to appear in a long time" wrote The New York Times.