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Lost Person Behavior Trilogy - Syrotuck, Hill, Koester

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Analysis of Lost Person Behavior
ISBN-13 978-0-97004904-7
Softcover 5.5x9 inch perfect bound, inside B&W  63 pages,  1976-2000 $13.00

Analysis of Lost Person Behavior: An Aid to Search Planning by William G. Syrotuck

This classic text formed the basis of subsequent research on lost person behavior. It is the first book on the subject, which search managers continue to use to inform their strategy, tactics, and planning.

  • First use of subject categories
  • First use of flat and mountainous terrain
  • First use of statistics and profiles
  • Overview of Behavior while lost
  • Survivability and weather conditions


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Lost Person Behaviour by Ken Hill
ISBN- 0-660-179471-5
Softcover 8.5x11 inch perfect bound, inside B&W  90 pages,  1999 $25.00

Lost Person Behaviour by Dr. Kenneth Hill

A collection of seminal research on lost person behavior, including William Syrotuck, Dennis Kelley, Ken Hill, Donald Heth, Ed Cornell, and Robert Koester, this book brings together landmark papers that provide search managers with the background on behavior and statistics on the most common types of lost persons (Alzheimer's, children, hikers, and hunters).

  • Psychology of Lost - Hill
  • Analysis of Lost Person Behavior (excerpt) - Syrotuck
  • The Victim - Kelley
  • Report of a Missing Child - Cornell and Heth
  • Categories of Lost Persons - Hill
  • Distance Traveled During Urban and Suburban Walks led by 3-13 Year-Olds - Cornell and Heth
  • Behavioral Profile of Wandering Alzheimer's Patients - Koester and Stooksbury
  • The Elderly Hunter - Hill


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Lost Person Behavior by Robert Koester
ISBN- 978-1-879471-39-9
5.5x8.5 inch Semi-concealed wiro, inside B&W  416 pages,  2008 $25.00


Lost Person Behavior by Robert J. Koester

This book is the definitive guide to solving the puzzle of where a lost person might be found. It presents new and updated subject categories, behavioral profiles, current statistics, suggested initial tasks, and specialized investigative questions. Aimed at law enforcement and SAR personnel responsible for the initial response and subsequent search as well as searchers in the field, this book provides the reader with

  • A book that can be used as a field guide (binding allows to lay flat)
  • The latest research from the International Search & Rescue Incident Database, which contains 50,000 incidents
  • 41 subject categories and new detailed behavioral profiles
  • Urban and Wilderness specific data
  • Statistics based on Ecoregions to best match your specific search area
  • New types of statistical information: find location, scenario analysis, mobility time, survivability, elevation changes, track offset, dispersion angle. Plus classic statistics such as distance from the initial planning point.



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