Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking

by Tom Brown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425099667
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1986
Series: Field Guide Series , #2
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 413,673
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction11
Part INature Observation15
1Pathways to Nature17
2Fine-tuning the Senses35
Seeing More in Nature35
Listening to Nature's Voices48
Appreciating Natural Smells53
Touch the Earth55
Feeding the Taste Buds57
The Power of Blindfolding58
Combining the Senses59
3Toward a Deeper Awareness63
4Movement and Camouflage89
Part IIAnimal Tracking107
5Tracking Attitudes109
6Identifying the Track117
Fundamentals117
Animal Tracks and Habits136
7Animal Highways and Signs187
Large-scale Signs187
Medium-scale Signs195
Small-scale Signs205
8Reading Pressure Releases209
9"Aging" Tracks and Signs227
10Reading and Following Tracks239
11Search Tracking251
Conclusion265
Appendix267
Index273

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Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.)
sam_grow More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was not only a great way to use my time but it was also a great read.