Book Review: A practitioner’s study: about rope rescue rigging (Rhodes, 2014)

Steve Glassey MEmerMgt PGCPM GCTSS CEM® FEPS Associate Director, Centre for Risk, Resilience & Renewal, University of Canterbury New Zealand



The title is somewhat misleading as I was expecting a higher level of analysis from a book referring itself to being a study. The book appears to cover topics of interest to the author, rather than a targeted body of knowledge for a certain group or level, as it covers basic knot tying and then is off theorising with physics formula. The content appears to be made up of course handouts and I found the design and layout disappointing when compared with other rope rescue texts on the market such as those by James Frank, Mike Brown and Tom Vines.

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