Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1986-10-15
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade
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Utilizing the ancient lore of Native Americans, Tom Brown passes on a timeless tradition that connects humankind to 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.

* How to restore to our senses all the amazing powers stolen away by civilization
* How to move as silently as the Native American scouts
* How to spot and identify the tracks of a vast variety of animals
* How to find humas lost in the wilderness

Author Biography

Tom Brown, Jr., began to learn tracking and hunting at the age of eight, under the tutelage of an Apache elder called Grandfather. He has founded a renowned survival school and is the author of many wilderness books

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
Nature Observationp. 15
Pathways to Naturep. 17
Fine-tuning the Sensesp. 35
Seeing More in Naturep. 35
Listening to Nature's Voicesp. 48
Appreciating Natural Smellsp. 53
Touch the Earthp. 55
Feeding the Taste Budsp. 57
The Power of Blindfoldingp. 58
Combining the Sensesp. 59
Toward a Deeper Awarenessp. 63
Movement and Camouflagep. 89
Animal Trackingp. 107
Tracking Attitudesp. 109
Identifying the Trackp. 117
Fundamentalsp. 117
Animal Tracks and Habitsp. 136
Animal Highways and Signsp. 187
Large-scale Signsp. 187
Medium-scale Signsp. 195
Small-scale Signsp. 205
Reading Pressure Releasesp. 209
"Aging" Tracks and Signsp. 227
Reading and Following Tracksp. 239
Search Trackingp. 251
Conclusionp. 265
Appendixp. 267
Indexp. 273
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