The Tracker

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In what promises to be the most acclaimed new voice of spirit, man and nature since Castaneda, the famous "Pine Barrens" tracker reveals how he acquired the skill that has saved dozens of lives - including his own. His story begins with the chance meeting between an ancient Apache and a New Jersey boy. It tells of an incredible apprenticeship in the Wild, learning all that is hidden from modern man...

And it ends with a harrowing search in ...

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Overview

In what promises to be the most acclaimed new voice of spirit, man and nature since Castaneda, the famous "Pine Barrens" tracker reveals how he acquired the skill that has saved dozens of lives - including his own. His story begins with the chance meeting between an ancient Apache and a New Jersey boy. It tells of an incredible apprenticeship in the Wild, learning all that is hidden from modern man...

And it ends with a harrowing search in which far more than survival is at stake!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425101339
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 202,417
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Brown, Jr. began to learn hunting and tracking at the age of eight under the tutelage of an Apache elder, medicine man, and scout in Toms River, New Jersey, and is the author of 16 books on nature. Recently, he was the technical advisor on The Hunted, a major motion picture starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro.   In 1978, Tom founded the Tracker School in the New Jersey Pine Barrens where he offers more than 25 classes about wilderness survival and environmental protection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2006

    best book about wilderness survival stories

    I am a 12 year old and i read this book. it's really detailed but the stories are exelent! I thought what he did was amazing and cool. I would sugest it to any one who can read pretty well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

    The beginning ...

    This is Tom Brown Jr.'s first book, co-authored with William Jon Watkins. While I do not consider this work one of Tom's best, it is the entry point of the tales. In addition to the series beginning with The Tracker, there are handbooks that convey the precise methods of finding wild plants, tracking, and many other topics related to survival. These, like the majority of Tom's books, are excellant. Tom's spiritual quest with the aid of Stalking Wolf (whom he simply calls 'Grandfather') begins with Tom's first experiences helping to find lost persons, and to track crafty criminals. A must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2001

    Wonderful!

    We had this book on tape and listened to it so often that we wore it out! Just wonderful! Great for children and adults alike! My four year old enjoyed it as much as I did! I loved it!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2000

    Couldn't Put It Down

    My wrestling coach was telling me all about the book and all about this guy named Tom Brown Jr. I just had to read this book. So, he let me read it and i couldn't put it down so i contuined to read all of his books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 1999

    Tom Brown's student loves his book!

    I loved this book from the moment I read it. In fact, Brown's passion for the outdoors was so contagious that before I finished the second chapter I called his wilderness school and signed up for a class. Now, 8 classes later, I am re-reading all his books, which reveal even more of the mysteries of the natural world with each reading. Whether you are a dedicated naturalist or just an avid reader, your life will change with his book! Great gift (easy to read and inexpensive too)to give anyone who cares about the environment, likes the outdoors,hunting or Native American philosophy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2010

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    Thought-provoking!

    After this book, you really think about the intricacies of Nature and even of your fellow species. Full of profundity and poignancy, you won't leave this book the same person. The story is touching and absolutely unforgettable, at times warm and full of the joys of life and at other times outlining the inevitable harsh facts thereof. We could all learn a lot just from observing what we see - you'll realize that we all leave tracks and we all follow others' too. As an American Indian saying I recently heard goes, "We are all remembered by the tracks we leave." Read this book if you're ready for something really unique and thought-provoking.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2010

    A Book that everyone could read with advantage...

    I gave this book to one of my children who hopes to begin hiking the mountains soon... I read it years ago but have always considered it a classic, a ground-breaking understanding of how we relate to others, both human and animal, with intelligence, respect, and care.... It's not just a tracking book...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2009

    The Tracker

    Love this book. It's a classic!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    Inspired me to lace on the hiking boots

    Even with the groovy 1970's cover, this classic has you wanting to go trekking deep into the nearest National Forest. Tom Browns memior of growing up and immersing himself as part of the wilderness is inspiring to make sure to breath and enjoy the outdoors not as a tourist, but as a part of our wonderful planet. I feel ready to go on another long backpacking trip!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2006

    Fantastic book, if you like survival/outdoor living

    I bought this book 3 years ago and it sat on my shelf for about 6 months before i read it. this book is a great read, and anyone who has read, hatchet, etc. would love this book. i do post a warning: This book is fiiled with alot of spiritual mother-earthism religion writting, if that bothers you, this book is not for you. i myself love the outdoors and find connections between what Brown has wrote and what i myself have experienced. bottom line: Great book, if you dont mind a little spiritual preaching.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2002

    Incredible Jouney Changes the Lives of Many.

    Tom Brown's book"The Tracker includes many stories about learning to love oneself and Nature. By reading this book, I personnally have recieved vast amounts of wisdom. I Attend Hawk Circle through Ricardo Sierra, and because of him, Tom, and Grandfather, I have been able to learn to live with the earth instead of against it. It has given me many new values and philosophies that keep my spirit flowing to the tune of Mother Nature. Thank You Tom. Thank You Grandfather.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    Read this and change your life.

    I read this book as a 12-yr-old and it has affected every day of my life for another 21 years now! I have thought about this book, or something I read from it, every day since I first picked it up. The author's school (wilderness survival, tracking, awareness, & spirituality) is awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    'The Tracker' Changed My Life!

    Tom Brown¿s story helped me understand my own spiritual awakening in nature. I knew nature and spirituality were connected but did not know how to talk about it. Tom¿s teaching about Great Spirit and how everything is sacred and interconnected has given me the words and the voice to understand and share my experiences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2000

    One of the best books I've read.

    I expected to be introduced to a subject I knew nothing about, but I never expected such eloquence. It is reassuring to know that in this culture, there are still a few souls who are brave enough to follow their hearts instead of money-making endeavors and are blessed with a priceless pulsating reverence for the unity of life for having done so.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    Worst Book Ever

    This was possibly the worst book I have ever read! I had to read it for school and it put me to sleep more times than I could count. This is not a book to read unless you absolutely MUST.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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