Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children


Author: Tom Brown,Judy A. Brown
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425111062
Category: Gardening
Page: 227
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Tells what to do if lost in the wilderness, and offers advice on shelter, water, fire, and food

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival


Author: Tom Brown,Brandt Morgan
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425105726
Category: Nature
Page: 287
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Here, in one essential volume, are the basics of wilderness survival. The most ancient and important skills, preserved for generations, are presented in a simple, easy-to-use format with clear illustrations and instructions. A complete must-have companion to the great outdoors. * How to build natural shelters in plains, woods, or deserts * How to get safe drinking water from plants, trees, the sun, or Earth Herself * How to make fire without matches and maintain it in any weather * How to find, stalk, kill, and prepare animals for food * The "big four" edible plants, and hundreds of others useful for both nutrition and medicine

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Living With the Earth


Author: Tom Brown, Jr.,Brandt Morgan
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 252
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In the fourth book in his bestselling survival series, master tracker and outdoorsman Tom Brown, Jr. goes beyond survival and unlocks his personal storehouse of experience to share the secrets of adaptation, the single most important survival skill. Includes details on: How to construct your own superbly functional "Earthshelter" in any environment, in any season, with any materials How to make your own tools, weapons, furniture, clothing, utensils, even works of art, from materials plentiful in the wilderness How to use the plants, animals, and earth around you to nurture you both physically and spiritually, as so-called "primitive peoples" have done since the dawn of time.

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking


Author: Tom Brown,Brandt Morgan
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425099667
Category: Gardening
Page: 282
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America's most popular nature reference books, Tom Brown's bestselling field guides are specially designed for both beginners and experienced explorers. Fully illustrated and comprehensive, each volume includes practical information, time-tested nature skills, and exciting new ways to rediscover the earth around us. Utilizing the ancient lore of Native Americans, Tom Brown passes on a timeless tradition that connects humankind to the earth. This unique volume teaches us the basics of sight, smell, and taste; it shows us how to become one with nature and how to receive all the signs and signals of the multitude of living creatures with whom we share the beauty and bounty of the wilderness.

Tom Brown's Field Guide to the Forgotten Wilderness


Author: Tom Brown
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425097151
Category: Nature
Page: 222
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Describes the natural beauty to be found in urban and suburban landscapes

Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants


Author: Tom Brown
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN: 9780425100639
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies

The Science and Art of Tracking


Author: Tom Brown
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 219
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Outlines important life lessons that can be learned through tracking skills, explaining how the physical skills of the Native American scouts can lead to enlightenment

Animal Tracking Basics


Author: Tiffany Morgan,Jon Young
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811742423
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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Offers expert instruction and in-the-field advice for the novice and experienced tracker.

Tom Brown's Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival


Author: Tom Brown,Brandt Morgan
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425091722
Category: Nature
Page: 266
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Today most Americans live in the city or suburbs--a safe, comfortable life, at least on the surface. Few of us realize how close we are to the elemental struggle for survival, until disaster strikes. Yet it is possible to be prepared. In this uniquely practical handbook, Tom Brown, Jr. gives you the specific skills and detailed knowledge you need to protect yourself and those you love in almost any emergency. * Alternative heat and light sources * Preventing and coping with electrical failure * Automobile survival techniques * Protecting your home from intruders * Unconventional food sources for the city dweller * Surviving earthquakes, floods, blizzards, hurricanes, and more * Guarding against urban crime

Tracking and the Art of Seeing 2e

How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign
Author: Paul Rezendes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062735241
Category: Nature
Page: 336
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In this newly revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed field guide, renowned nature photographer and tracking expert Paul Rezendes brings the fields and forests to life with his unique observations on North American wildlife and their tracks and sign. Illustrated with hundreds of his original photographs, Tracking & the Art of Seeing provides complete information on the behavior and habitat of over 50 animal species and shows you how to identify animals by their tracks, tail patterns, droppings, dens, scratches and other signs.

Unseen City

The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urba n Wilderness
Author: Nathanael Johnson
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623363861
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors. Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real—all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world. No matter where we live—city, country, oceanside, or mountains—there are wonders that we walk past every day. Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail. The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a squirrel and peer deep into the past with a ginkgo biloba tree. Each of these organisms has something unique to tell us about our neighborhoods and, chapter by chapter, Unseen City takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world’s urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park.

A Field Guide to Insects

America North of Mexico
Author: Donald Joyce Borror,Richard E. White
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395911709
Category: Nature
Page: 404
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Covers over five hundred families of North American insects

What the Robin Knows

How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
Author: Jon Young
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547451253
Category: Nature
Page: 241
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Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings and messages. 35,000 first printing.

Entering the Mind of the Tracker

Native Practices for Developing Intuitive Consciousness and Discovering Hidden Nature
Author: Tamarack Song
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591438276
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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Training methods for tracking and wilderness observation woven into extraordinary real-life stories of intuitive animal-reading skills • Explains technical tracking methods and observational skills such as shadowing and envisioning through the innermost thoughts of an accomplished native tracker • Reveals how to track by expanding your awareness and consciousness to become one with the animal you are tracking • Shares stories of tracking Wolves, Bears, Deer, Cougars, and many other animals Stepping beyond the shape of a footprint and into the unseen story of the track, veteran wilderness guide Tamarack Song takes you inside the eyes and mind of an intuitive tracker, with intimate stories where Frogs show the way out of the woods, scat reveals life histories, and Bears demonstrate how to find missing people. Drawing from his years of surviving in the wild, apprenticing to native elders, and living with a family of wolves, Tamarack reveals how to achieve a level of perception like that of aboriginal trackers by becoming one with the animal you are tracking, whether Fox, Deer, Coyote, or Cougar. Sharing his innermost thoughts while following track and sign, the book’s adventures merge technical tracking methods with skills such as shadowing and envisioning, while demonstrating animal-reading skills considered outside the human realm. The author explains how to expand your awareness--to learn from nature by becoming nature--and tap in to the intuitive tracking consciousness each of us has inherited from our Paleolithic ancestors. Through his stories from the trail, Tamarack shows the art of tracking not simply as a skill for hunters and naturalists but as a metaphor for conscious living. By exploring the intricacies of the natural world, we explore not only our connections to the world around us but also our internal landscapes. We learn to better express ourselves and listen, meet our needs, and help others. Intuitive tracking provides a path to finding ourselves, becoming one with all life, and restoring humanity’s place in the Great Hoop of Life.

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
Author: Richard Fortey
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307957411
Category: Science
Page: 352
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From one of the world’s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout time. Evolution, it seems, has not completely obliterated its tracks as more advanced organisms have evolved; the history of life on earth is far older—and odder—than many of us realize. Scattered across the globe, these remarkable plants and animals continue to mark seminal events in geological time. From a moonlit beach in Delaware, where the hardy horseshoe crab shuffles its way to a frenzy of mass mating just as it did 450 million years ago, to the dense rainforests of New Zealand, where the elusive, unprepossessing velvet worm has burrowed deep into rotting timber since before the breakup of the ancient supercontinent, to a stretch of Australian coastline with stromatolite formations that bear witness to the Precambrian dawn, the existence of these survivors offers us a tantalizing glimpse of pivotal points in evolutionary history. These are not “living fossils” but rather a handful of tenacious creatures of days long gone. Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world’s old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer’s sense of adventure and wonder.

The Way of the Scout


Author: Tom Brown, Jr.
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN: 9780425147795
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 281
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Presents twelve episodes illustrating the expert skills in tracking taught to the author by an Apache expert, showing how the Native American art of survival can bring the spiritual rewards of higher consciousness and inner peace

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species
Author: James Halfpenny
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493022040
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby. Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize seventy Rocky Mountain species. An identification key, a glossary of tracking terms, and detailed instructions on how to document your finds are also included here. Easy-to-use scat and track measurements appear on each page, making this book especially field friendly and letting you know if a white tailed ptarmigan, a red fox, or even a black bear has been your way.

New Ideas for Out of Doors

The Field and Forest Handy Book
Author: Daniel Carter Beard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Amusements
Page: 428
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Tracker's Field Guide

A Comprehensive Manual for Animal Tracking
Author: James Lowery
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493004735
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
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Tracking expert Jim Lowery distills his remarkable expertise, gained over decades of intensive research and practical field experience, into this comprehensive field guide to tracking North American mammals. He fully illustrates it with hundreds of drawings and high-resolution photographs, setting a new standard for books on tracking.