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
* How to spot and identify the tracks of a vast variety of animals
* How to find humas lost in the wilderness
speaks you to to the heart." — Tom Brown, Jr. Also available in this Series: Brown's Field Guide To Wilderness Survival Tom TOM BROWN'S FIELD GUIDE TO NATURE OBSERVATION AND TRACKING Berkley books by Tom Brown, Jr. THE SEARCH (with William Owen) THE TRACKER (as told to William Jon Watkins) TOM BROWN'S FIELD GUIDE TO WILDERNESS SURVIVAL (with Brandt Morgan) TOM BROWN'S FIELD GUIDE TO NATURE OBSERVATION AND TRACKING (with Brandt Morgan) TOM BROWN'S FIELD GUIDE TO NATURE
color, smell, texture, and taste that will keep your senses hopping. As you prepare the salad, pay attention to the colors, patterns, smells, and textures of the various vegetables. Feel the roughness of the cauliflower, the juiciness of the tomatoes, the firm, cool surface of the thin, leathery greenness of the spinach. Look at the vegetables closely after you have cut them and examine their internal pat- cucumber and the terns. Notice the arrangement of seeds, the texture of the pulp, the
the internal dialogue, and attune your mind to seeing them, you will. (See "Toward a Deeper Awareness," page 63.) Patience and Practice As you know, learning to read is a long process. You start off in the grade with your ABC's. Then you begin putting simple words and phrases together. Gradually you learn to read sentences, and you combine first many hours of study, you build your vocabuand learn the rules of grammar and punctuation. Finally, after years of practice, you can pick up a book of
between 10 and 15 pounds and measures about its long bushy tail. It lives throughout most of the United States and Canada, preferring farmland and treeline areas to heavy brush or thick forests. Its home range is about 2 square miles, and it sometimes travels up to 5 miles in a night. When hunting, its normal gait is a half-walk, half-trot. When chasing an animal, it prefers to bound rather than gallop. All foxes show direct register when walking the only member of the dog family to do so. The
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