Chapter 2 has the introductory phenomenology and basic physics, and the how-to-survive bit.
In view of recent events, WorldSci is putting it up on their website for free:
Obviously WorldSci would be grateful if you became interested enough to buy the whole book...(ToC pdf)
- it actually looks quite interesting.
I looked at the WorldSci with my Gouldian Finchsite and the book does look interesting. I do not think some of the people in Japan had much of a chance though since it was so close to home.