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Finding Your Way Without Map Or Compass

Author : Harold Gatty
ISBN : 9780486318936
Genre : Travel
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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.
Category: Travel

Essential Wilderness Navigation

Author : Craig Caudill
ISBN : 9781624147203
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 40.56 MB
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All the Skills You Need to Navigate Unfamiliar Terrain In this must-have guide, top wilderness trainer and author Craig Caudill partners with fellow wilderness instructor Tracy Trimble to help you find your way in nature—no matter the tools you have on hand. Using real-life stories of wilderness navigation successes—and cautionary tales of wilderness exploration gone awry—Craig and Tracy start with the basics of rudimentary compass and map use before teaching the finer points of these indispensable resources, making Essential Wilderness Navigation the ultimate go-to guide for explorers of all skill levels. You’ll also learn how technological aids like GPS and natural elements like flora, fauna and celestial bodies can help you identify your position. Armed with your new knowledge and skills, you will be well equipped to troubleshoot any problems, explore nature and become a master wilderness navigator.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Vitamin N

Author : Richard Louv
ISBN : 9781786490438
Genre : Nature
File Size : 46.54 MB
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From the bestselling authority on connecting children with nature, a one-of-a-kind guide chock-full of practical ideas, advice and inspiration for creating a nature-rich life - for kids and grown-ups. In his groundbreaking international bestseller Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv spotlighted the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term 'nature-deficit disorder'. Vitamin N is the comprehensive practical handbook, a complete prescription for enjoying the natural world. Includes: Five hundred activities Scores of informational websites An abundance of down-to-earth advice Dozens of thought-provoking essays. Unlike other guidebooks, Vitamin N (for 'nature') addresses the whole family and the wider community, encouraging parents eager to share nature with their kids. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as joyful as it is essential, at any age.
Category: Nature


Author : M. R. O'Connor
ISBN : 9781250200235
Genre : Science
File Size : 36.91 MB
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At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human. "A marvel of storytelling." —Kirkus (Starred Review) In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity. Biologists have been trying to solve the mystery of how organisms have the ability to migrate and orient with such precision—especially since our own adventurous ancestors spread across the world without maps or instruments. O'Connor goes to the Arctic, the Australian bush and the South Pacific to talk to masters of their environment who seek to preserve their traditions at a time when anyone can use a GPS to navigate. O’Connor explores the neurological basis of spatial orientation within the hippocampus. Without it, people inhabit a dream state, becoming amnesiacs incapable of finding their way, recalling the past, or imagining the future. Studies have shown that the more we exercise our cognitive mapping skills, the greater the grey matter and health of our hippocampus. O'Connor talks to scientists studying how atrophy in the hippocampus is associated with afflictions such as impaired memory, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, depression and PTSD. Wayfinding is a captivating book that charts how our species' profound capacity for exploration, memory and storytelling results in topophilia, the love of place. "O'Connor talked to just the right people in just the right places, and her narrative is a marvel of storytelling on its own merits, erudite but lightly worn. There are many reasons why people should make efforts to improve their geographical literacy, and O'Connor hits on many in this excellent book—devouring it makes for a good start." —Kirkus Reviews
Category: Science

A History Of Musical Style

Author : Richard L. Crocker
ISBN : 9780486173245
Genre : Music
File Size : 47.67 MB
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Exceptionally clear, systematic presentation of the evolution of musical style from Gregorian Chant (AD 700) to mid-20th-century atonal music. Over 140 musical examples. Bibliography.
Category: Music

Hieroglyphic Vocabulary To The Book Of The Dead

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 9780486144924
Genre : History
File Size : 84.11 MB
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DIVInvaluable reference contains every word of vital repository of ancient Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. Phonetic version, definition, index of English equivalents. Second, revised edition. /div
Category: History

Celtic Myths And Legends

Author : T. W. Rolleston
ISBN : 9780486119373
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 83.5 MB
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Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.
Category: Social Science

Easy Lessons In Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 9780486140568
Genre : History
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Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.
Category: History

The Voyage

Author : Philip H. Harris
ISBN : 9781456847364
Genre : History
File Size : 34.2 MB
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Category: History

A Short History Of Science To The Nineteenth Century

Author : Charles Singer
ISBN : 9780486169286
Genre : Science
File Size : 74.62 MB
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This fascinating and highly readable study by a noted historian uses maps, charts and diagrams to trace the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world across two and half millennia.
Category: Science