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 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

Thank You for Being Late

Ein optimistisches Handbuch für das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732554430
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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Zehn Jahre Smartphone haben eine neue Ära eingeläutet: Alles verändert sich, und zwar rasend schnell. Das schwindelerregende Tempo der Neuerungen löst bei manch einem ein Gefühl der Unsicherheit und Skepsis aus. Thomas L. Friedman lädt seine Leser ein, einen Moment innezuhalten und die Triebfedern der radikalen Umwälzungen zu betrachten: Technologie, Klimawandel und Vernetzung. Mit seinem neuen Buch bietet er optimistisch und gut verständlich Orientierung für unsere Zeit und zeigt, was eine erfolgreiche Zukunft möglich macht.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Survivor

Thriller
Author: Tom Cain
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404162710
Category:
Page: 476
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A Field Guide to Animal Tracks


Author: Olaus Johan Murie,Mark Elbroch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618517435
Category: Nature
Page: 391
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A new edition of the classic guide to animal tracking includes descriptions of habitats, habits, signs, and much more, providing thousands of line drawings of bird, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that leave tracks. Original.

The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated

A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
Author: Rick Curtis
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307956293
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
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When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for: BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings. TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.

A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in Western America


Author: James C. Halfpenny
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9780933472983
Category: Nature
Page: 161
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Guide to identifying mammals in North America through tracking, and using this information in understanding their behavior.

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.

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.

The National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Watcher's Handbook

A Guide to Observing Animals in the Wild
Author: Joe La Tourette,National Wildlife Federation
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466879874
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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The National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Watcher's Handbook from Joe La Tourette and the National Wildlife Federation is an authoritative guide to when, where, and how to watch North American animals in their natural habitats.

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

Die Monkey-Wrench-Gang

ein Roman
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499258206
Category:
Page: 556
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Michigan Out-of-doors


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Page: N.A
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Born to Run

Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der Welt
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641043360
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
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Originell, faszinierend, abenteuerlich: ein Journalist auf der Suche nach dem letzten Geheimnis des Sports Seine Passion: das Laufen, sein Beruf: das Schreiben. Christopher McDougall suchte eine Antwort auf eine vermeintlich einfache Frage: Warum tut mir mein Fuß weh? Wie er sind Millionen von Hobbyläufern mindestens einmal im Jahr ernsthaft verletzt. Nach unzähligen Zyklen des Dauerschmerzes, der Kortisonspritzen und immer neuer Hightech-Sportschuhen stand McDougall kurz davor, zu kapitulieren und die Diagnose der Mediziner ein für alle Mal hinzunehmen: „Sie sind einfach nicht zum Laufen gemacht.“ Stattdessen hat sich der Journalist weit abseits der kostspieligen Empfehlungen von Ärzten und Ausrüstern auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zu den geheimnisvollsten und besten Läufern der Welt begeben. Eine Reise, die McDougall in die von Mythen erfüllten Schluchten der Copper Canyons in Mexiko führen sollte, wo ein Volk lebt, das sich seit Jahrhunderten unter extremen Bedingungen seine Lebensweise bewahrt hat. Die Tarahumara verkörpern den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in seiner reinsten und faszinierendsten Form. Laufen über lange Strecken ist für sie so selbstverständlich wie atmen. Was wussten sie, was McDougall nicht wusste? In seiner Reportage geht er den vergessenen Geheimnissen der Tarahumara nach. Er verbindet lebendiges Infotainment über neueste evolutionsbiologische und ethnologische Erkenntnisse mit zahlreichen, inspirierenden Porträts von Menschen, die sich – egal, ob sie zum Spaß das Death Valley durchqueren oder einen Ultramarathon in den Rocky Mountains absolvieren – eines bewahrt haben: die Freude daran, laufen zu können wie ein Kind. Einfach immer weiter. Denn in Wahrheit, so McDougalls Fazit, sind wir alle zum Laufen geboren.

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

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance
Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366632
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Teaching Green

The Middle Years
Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865715011
Category: Education
Page: 240
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A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8