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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide
Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide written by David Mack is a unique little tome in that it is written in computer manual style... starting with 1.0 and ending at 4.15.But more importantly, this book makes you alert to the countless dangers that arise in space and how to cope.
This book has uses for standard-issue equipment that are nonstandard, for exanple...
Published on September 12, 2002 by Joe Zika

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1.0 out of 5 stars damaged
book was damaged when I got it. it looks like someone went thru it with a high lighter and marking things all thru it. also some pages where ripped out.
Published on August 28, 2011 by Jason Kish


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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide, September 12, 2002
This review is from: Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide (Paperback)
Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide written by David Mack is a unique little tome in that it is written in computer manual style... starting with 1.0 and ending at 4.15.But more importantly, this book makes you alert to the countless dangers that arise in space and how to cope.
This book has uses for standard-issue equipment that are nonstandard, for exanple remodulating a universal translator into a jamming device, recalibrating transporter enhancer armbands as temporal shields, or this one that you just can't live without sterilizing food and water with a phaser.
The second chapter is unconventional medicine which I found to be enlightening like modifying a type-1 or type-2 phaser into a scalpel, neutralizing Denevan neural parasites, or this one the proven herbal remedies for Mugato venom.
The third chapter is dangerous life-forms which helps with some very unique advice such as avoiding mind control by Elasian women, surviving an attack by a Crysstalline enity, or this onenavigating inside a Borg Cube or Sphere.
Chapter four is extreme scenarios like the following inducing solar eruptions for tactical purposes, surviving if you are shifted out of phase, or this one detecting and escaping temporal causality loops.
This book is full of things that happen or could happen and what to do. So, if you are traveling the universe soon... get your copy and don't leave home without it. There are illustrations in this book that help take you through the techno-jargon and I only mentioned some of the information in each chapter. Reading this book will enlighten you to a lot more survival information.
As it states in the book, "it should be noted that "The Starfleet Survival Guide" does not contain information on basic survival techniques..." This guide is intended as a specialized supplement to the basic survival manual. It reads quickly and is a weath of quirky information.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkably good reading, January 12, 2004
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This review is from: Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide (Paperback)
I used to have a very simple definition of a textbook: a book that contains a great deal of factual information, but puts you to sleep while attempting to absorb it. This totally fails to meet the second criteria (unlike, for instance, the TNG Technical Manual). Essentially, this is a collection of Trek trivia, in terms of equipment, creatures, and medical techniques, from the shows. However, from the style it is written in one can clearly picture a Starfleet officer actually reading and using this Guide. The descriptions are very clear, concise and interesting. One of them - Section 1.11, "Surviving Atmospheric Re-entry in a Pressure Suit" - is downright compelling reading. The mental picture of each step is incredibly vivid, and so involving that one can actually feel worried when reading the fatal consequences of anything going wrong. This is a brilliant piece of writing and extremely entertaining. For someone starting to collect Trek trivia books and/or manuals, this is definitely the one to recommend buying first.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to survive, when survival is key., December 24, 2003
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This is a great book for any Star Trek fan. This is a documented list of unconventional uses of standard equipment for situations that Star Fleet personel may encounter that requires a creative, if not vital, method for survival.
Great book. A lot of technical information, and if you're a fanfic writer of Star Trek, there are a lot good things you can incorporate into your writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For any age Star Trek lover, October 28, 2008
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My 13 yr. old got this two weeks ago & loves it. He's read through it twice already.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little and fun booklet, January 6, 2007
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Remember, this is a guide. It is great fun. Many interesting descriptions and a few tech BW images of comm badge, phaser modifications and alien monsters. There is also a description where and who first encounter a problem (reference to Star Trek episode).
The most interesting writing style - it's like all the Star Trek universe is NOW. Great.
I was a little disapointed - I was hoping for more. It's too short.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves it!, January 24, 2012
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If you have a Star Trek fan, don't pass this book up! Purchased this as a gift and my son's eyes lit up... he's been having a blast reading all about the nuances of space survival. Nice size book, well written... you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A definite plus to my collection!, April 22, 2011
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Corey Lee Howard (Aumsville, Oregon, US) - See all my reviews
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The book is clean, and in good condition. I love the way that it helps, being that I'm currently writing my own Star Trek novel.
Thank you very much!
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you are a fan of Star Trek, March 10, 2014
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If you are a fan of Star Trek then this book may be to your liking. Filled with many details, and tid bits of information, you may find many interesting facts you didn't know before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Star Trek Book for any Trekkie or Trekker, January 17, 2014
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This book was a perfect gift for a friend who really loves Star Trek! She really enjoyed reading it and adding it to her collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars for dedicated Trekkies, October 9, 2013
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Serious details...enough for any true fan! Like the sense reality in this book. Some one did a lot of research.
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