Worst-Case Scenario Series
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (ISBN 0-8118-2555-8) by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht is a book published in 1999 by Chronicle Books. It has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and spawned a series of related books, games, and a television show called Worst Case Scenarios.
A worst-case scenario is the most severe possible outcome that can be projected to occur in a given situation. Conceiving of worst-case scenarios is a common form of strategic planning to prepare for and minimize contingencies that could result in accidents, quality problems, or other issues. The books provide instructions for situations like landing a plane and surviving a shark attack.
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