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It's time for YOU! Pick your favorite spot to read. This is going to be a great book! What this book is about . . . Wild, Wild Wolves Did you know that when a wolf wags the tip of its tail, it is getting ready to attack? Learn more fun facts when you read this book.
Wilderness First Responder is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of emergencies happening in the wild. It's essential reading for wilderness instructors, trip leaders, guides, search and rescue groups, and anyone who works or plays far from definitive medical care. This invaluable resource includes expert, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and "Signs and Symptoms" sidebars designed to help you provide immediate - whenever you are more than an hour away from an ambulance or a hospital. You'll learn how to conduct a patient assessment, improvise when ideal materials are not handy, and decide whether or not to evacuate a patient. Learn how to assess and treat: Airway obstructions Cardiac arrest External and internal bleeding Shock Spine injuries Head injuries Chest injuries Abdominal injuries Fractures and dislocations Athletic injuries Soft-tissue injuries Cold-or heat-induced injuries.
This book introduces a scout to the skills of surviving in the wilderness away from civilization. He learns about shelter, food and protection skills.
In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-before-published materials to examine the life and achievements of our "naturalist president." By setting aside more than 230 million acres of wild America for posterity between 1901 and 1909, Theodore Roosevelt made conservation a universal endeavor. This crusade for the American wilderness was perhaps the greatest U.S. presidential initiative between the Civil War and World War I. Roosevelt's most important legacies led to the creation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906. His executive orders saved such treasures as Devils Tower, the Grand Canyon, and the Petrified Forest. Tracing the role that nature played in Roosevelt's storied career, Brinkley brilliantly analyzes the influence that the works of John James Audubon and Charles Darwin had on the young man who would become our twenty-sixth president. With descriptive flair, the author illuminates Roosevelt's bird watching in the Adirondacks, wildlife obsession in Yellowstone, hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, ranching in the Dakota Territory, hunting in the Big Horn Mountains, and outdoor romps through Idaho and Wyoming. He also profiles Roosevelt's incredible circle of naturalist friends, including the Catskills poet John Burroughs, Boone and Crockett Club cofounder George Bird Grinnell, forestry zealot Gifford Pinchot, buffalo breeder William Hornaday, Sierra Club founder John Muir, U.S. Biological Survey wizard C. Hart Merriam, Oregon Audubon Society founder William L. Finley, and pelican protector Paul Kroegel, among many others. He brings to life hilarious anecdotes of wild-pig hunting in Texas and badger saving in Kansas, wolf catching in Oklahoma and grouse flushing in Iowa. Even the story of the teddy bear gets its definitive treatment. Destined to become a classic, this extraordinary and timeless biography offers a penetrating and colorful look at Roosevelt's naturalist achievements, a legacy now more important than ever. Raising a Paul Revere-like alarm about American wildlife in peril--including buffalo, manatees, antelope, egrets, and elk--Roosevelt saved entire species from probable extinction. As we face the problems of global warming, overpopulation, and sustainable land management, this imposing leader's stout resolution to protect our environment is an inspiration and a contemporary call to arms for us all.
Twenty-five years ago Philip L. Fradkin read a book about a remote bay on the Gulf of Alaska coast. The noted environmental historian was attracted by the threads of violence woven through the natural and human histories of Lituya Bay. Could these histories be related, and if so, how? The attempt to define the power of this wild place was a tantalizing and, as it turned out, dangerous quest. This compelling and eerie memoir tells of Fradkin's odyssey through recorded human history and eventually to the bay itself, as he explores the dark and unyielding side of nature. Natural forces have always dominated Lituya Bay. Immense storms, powerful earthquakes, huge landslides, and giant waves higher than the world's tallest skyscrapers pound the whale-shaped fjord. Compelling for its deadly beauty, the bay has attracted visitors over time, but it has never been mastered by them. Its seasonal occupants throughout recorded history--Tlingit Indians, European explorers, gold miners, and coastal fishermen seeking a harbor of refuge--have drowned, gone mad, slaughtered fur-bearing animals with abandon, sifted the black sand beaches for minute particles of gold, and murdered each other. Only a hermit found peace there. Then the author and his small son visited the bay and were haunted by a grizzly bear. As an environmental writer for the Los Angeles Times and western editor of Audubon magazine, Fradkin has traveled from Tierra del Fuego to the North Slope of Alaska. But nothing prepared him for Lituya Bay, a place so powerful it turned one person's hair white. This story resonates with echoes of Melville, Poe, and Conrad as it weaves together the human and natural histories of a beautiful and wild place.
In 2000, wildfires swept across much of the West. Cities and towns in Colorado, New Mexico, and Montana were all hit. How do organizations help people recover from wildfires?
WILDFLOWER is the gripping life story of the naturalist, filmmaker and lifelong conservationist Joan Root. From her passion for animals and her hard-fought crusade to save Kenya's beautiful Lake Naivasha, to her storybook love affair, Root's life was one of a remarkable modern-day heroine. After 20 years of spectacular, unparalleled wildlife filmmaking together, Joan and Alan Root divorced and a fascinating woman found her own voice. Renowned journalist Mark Seal has written a breathtaking portrait of a strong woman discovering herself and fighting for her beliefs before her mysterious and brutal murder in Kenya. With a cast as wild, wondrous and unpredictable as Africa itself, WILDFLOWER is a real-life adventure tale set in the world's disappearing wilderness. Rife with personal revelation, intrigue, corruption and murder, readers will remember Joan Root's extraordinary journey long after they turn the last page of this compelling book.
This gardening reference will teach you which wildflowers will grow best in your own backyard. Co-authored by James Underwood Crockett, an distinguished horticulturist, writer on gardening and, TV guru of plant care.
Many recreational hikers have stopped along the trail to admire a wildflower only to wonder what, exactly, they are looking at. Wildflowers of the Mountain West is a useful field guide that makes flower identification easy for the general outdoor enthusiast.Many available plant guides are too technical or cumbersome for non-specialists to embrace. Covering New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon, this book is perfect for the enthusiasts who has little botanical knowledge but would like to know more about the wildflowers they are seeing. Organized by flower color for easy reference, plant records include the common and scientific names, a description of typical characteristics, habitat information and distribution maps, look-alike species, color photographs, and informative commentary. In addition, the book provides a useful introduction to the Mountain West region, along with line drawings to illustrate basic flower parts, shapes, and arrangements; a glossary of common botanical terms; a quick search key; and an index.The book is spiral-bound, making it easy to bring along while hiking, backpacking, or biking, and stunning full color photographs make visual confirmation of flower type simple and straightforward.
An authoritative guide to managing the ecological impacts of recreational activities on natural resources. The challenges facing today's recreation resource managers are both complex and daunting. Accommodating rapidly growing numbers of recreational visitors without sacrificing the ecological integrity of wildlands is a major challenge. Determining and planning for the limits of acceptable change and expanding services with little or no growth in natural resources or funding are major issues. Wildland Recreation, Second Edition provides solutions to these and other crucial recreational resource problems. Based upon its authors' extensive firsthand experience as well as their exhaustive review of the world literature on the subject, it provides up-to-date, detailed coverage of today's wildland recreation management issues, including: * Ecological impacts of recreational activities on wildland resources * Spatial and temporal patterns of recreational impacts * Environmental durability, visitor use, and other key factors * The limits of acceptable change, long-term monitoring, and impacts on wildlife * Social and economic factors associated with managing impacts * Alternative approaches to wildland recreation resource management * Recent trends in satisfying increased demand for outdoor recreational opportunities * International perspectives on recreational wildland management and ecotourism Like its best-selling predecessor, Wildland Recreation, Second Edition is a valuable working resource for wildland recreation management professionals and a comprehensive course text for students of forest and natural resources recreation, park management, environmental conservation, and related disciplines.
For agricultural extension professionals, nature conservatory staff and others, this book offers complete coverage of a very complex subject. Wildlife and Natural Resource Management provides detailed, in-depth looks at many subjects such as: the history of wildlife conservation in America, the history of modern wildlife and fisheries management, the various federal and state agencies responsible for wildlife and fisheries management, the financing of wildlife conservation in America, and the numerous private conservation organizations are all discussed in detail. Wildlife and Natural Resource Management also provides a look at fossil fuels, their role in our society and their conservation, as well as discussing soil, forest, and water management and conservation. The habitat requirements, feeding and breeding habits of most species of native fauna are discussed. Descriptions and ranges are covered with photos where possible. Endangered species and the Endangered Species Act and its effect of endangered species are also covered. The glossary and appendices are complete to be useful to the student. While a tremendous amount of information is presented between the covers, it is written in such a way as to be easy to read and hold the reader's attention.
The book is a nature guide focusing on the mammals, reptiles, and birds that are found in the wilderness areas of California.
EARTH watch is an introduction to the environment. The series looks at the science of the world around us, how it is changing, and what we can do to keep the balance of nature. The straightforward text is complemented with clear photographs, explanatory diagrams, and information and action panels.
H-o-o-o-o Hummmm. It's another pleasant day in a quiet town, until a blustery gust whooshes in and causes quite a stir! As the townfolk lament the whirling wedding cakes, airborne alarm clocks, and bouncing bananas, one little boy thinks to greet this wonderful wind and gets a taste of how wide and exciting the world can be. G. Brian Karas wreaks magnificient havoc in this wise story of routine turned upside down.
"Animals and landscapes have not had this weight, this precision, in American fiction since Hemingway's young heroes were fishing the streams of upper Michigan and Spain."
Introduces readers to the winter season in Alaska.
Leroy Wilson has plans for a great winter. He and Tracy Matson, his pal and business partner, are all set to sell the worms they've collected to the ice fishermen when his awful cousin Mitchell moves to town. The problem is that Leroy and Mitchell look exactly alike, except that Mitchell is an expert at everything, including how to start a brand-new business with Tracy! Left with eighty worms to feed and horrible piano lessons with Mitchell's mother, Leroy has had it with his "take-over" cousin who's stealing his friends and businesses. If LeRoy can't get rid of Mitchell, maybe he can scare him off.
Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on.
Wisdom of the Body is a meditation in poetry on the "bodiness,"the physicality of all things: our bodies and how they change, the salmon and their life cycle, trees, flowers, the earth, everything caught in the mystery of time. The book contains a series of poems on the life cycle of Pacific Northwest salmon that was a City of Seattle public arts project, and poems from the libretto of a musical piece by noted composer Janice Gitech, "Navigating the Light."
The ecological answers and solutions we need to our current global environmental crisis are embedded in this living mosaic of profound indigenous insights into the workings of the natural world. These ancestral and contemporary natural perspectives and stories can save our lives and our planet.
It was when David Mas Masumoto's father had a stroke on the sprawling fields of their farm that the son looked with new eyes on the land where he and generations of his family have toiled for decades. Masumoto -- an organic farmer working the land in California's Central Valley -- farms stories as he farms peaches. In Wisdom of the Last Farmer, an impassioned memoir of revitalization and redemption, he finds the natural connections between generation and succession, fathers and children, booms and declines as he tells the story of his family and their farm. He brings us to the rich earth of America's Fruit Basket, under the vine trellises and canes where grapes are grown, and to the fruit orchards flush with green before harvest, where he uncovers and preserves the age-old wisdom that is fast disappearing in our modern, information-driven world -- and that is urgently needed in this time of food crises and social disruption. Masumoto sees the price the family has paid to grow complex heirloom peaches -- when the market rewards tasteless, big, and red fruits -- and the challenges of maintaining traditions and integrity while working in the modern, high-pressure agricultural marketplace. As his father's health declines along with the profitability of the family farm, Masumoto has the further hard work of nursing his father back to health -- becoming master to the teacher who once schooled him -- and is driven beyond economic concerns to even larger questions of life, death, and renewal. In his gorgeous, lyrical prose, Masumoto conjures the realities of farming life while weaving in the history of American agriculture over the past century, encapsulating universal themes of work along with wisdom that could be gleaned only from the earth. By the end of the workday, he understands the feeling of accomplishment when you've done your best...and discovers that it's when he lets go -- of both his father and control of nature -- that wisdom manifests itself. And, when Masumoto's daughter intends to return to the family farm, hope is found in the generations. In the quiet eloquence of Wisdom of the Last Farmer, you will see how your own destiny is involved in the future of your food, the land, and the farm.
Four essays recount stories Western Apaches tell about the landscape. Includes comments from a cultural anthropologist.
from the Foreword: "The authors] sought ought out the spiritual Elders of ...Indian nations...[who] revealed their inmost thoughts and feelings, their dreams and visions, their healing remedies and apocalyptic prophecies, and, above all, their humanity..." The book uses symbols between lines to indicate breaks of thought. I changed that to paragraphs, figuring that it would be difficult both for Braille readers and daisy readers to interpret the symbols. The book has photos. I left them in, both to preserve the pagination and in case anyone wanted them. However, they illustrate the text rather than add anything to it. In my opinion, they disrupt the flow of the text. At the very end of the book the photographer has given more detailed descriptions than I have of the pictures, and identified them by page number.
"I cast my line ..." but what does he catch? An umbrella! A charming story for young readers.
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