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Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking

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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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425099667
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Series: Field Guide Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 257,297
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.77 (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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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Part I Nature Observation 15
1 Pathways to Nature 17
2 Fine-tuning the Senses 35
Seeing More in Nature 35
Listening to Nature's Voices 48
Appreciating Natural Smells 53
Touch the Earth 55
Feeding the Taste Buds 57
The Power of Blindfolding 58
Combining the Senses 59
3 Toward a Deeper Awareness 63
4 Movement and Camouflage 89
Part II Animal Tracking 107
5 Tracking Attitudes 109
6 Identifying the Track 117
Fundamentals 117
Animal Tracks and Habits 136
7 Animal Highways and Signs 187
Large-scale Signs 187
Medium-scale Signs 195
Small-scale Signs 205
8 Reading Pressure Releases 209
9 "Aging" Tracks and Signs 227
10 Reading and Following Tracks 239
11 Search Tracking 251
Conclusion 265
Appendix 267
Index 273
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2001

    May be useful in light of recent events.

    I actually own the 1983 printing of this book and have used the techniques in it to track wildlife while camping. They work. I've gotten closer to many wild animals than I thought possible. (Not to mention being able to sneak up on my neighbor's cat and scare it nearly to death, repeatedly.)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2009

    Excellent Outdoor Information

    Tom has done it again. The pictures and descriptions of the tracking information is excellent. A MUST READ for any outdoors person. There is 10 years worth of stuff to do. it's just finding time to do it all.
    a must read...

    sam_grow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    My Review

    this book was not only a great way to use my time but it was also a great read.

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