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Outdoor Skills & Survival

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  • The Natural Navigatorby Tristan Gooley

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 15.98

    Starting with a simple question - 'Which way am I looking?' - Tristan Gooley blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce you to the rare and ancient art of finding your way using nature's own sign-posts, from the feel of a rock to the look of the moon. In this fully updated edition you'll learn why some... more...

  • The Last Diveby Bernie Chowdhury

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New... more...

  • Higher Groundby Martin Moran

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 21.86

    Martin Moran has been a man of the mountains since youth. Famously, he made the first solo ascent of the Scottish Munros in the winter months, as described in his great book, The Munros in Winter (published by Sandstone Press). For decades now he has made his living as a mountain guide based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross. The Scottish hills have by... more...

  • A Night in the Snowby Reverend Edmund Donald Carr

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    In 1856 the Reverend Edmund Donald Carr was overtaken by a blizzard on his way to an evening service. He battled the elements for 22 hours with nothing by his bible and his dead horse, whose body sheltered him while he slept. Snow blind and half dead, Carr survived and wrote his experience in a first person narrative, A Night in the Snow . more...

  • Sportby Tim Harris

    Random House 2009; US$ 21.79

    Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know tells the history of sport. All sport. Ever. From ancient times to the 21st century. In eight themed parts, Tim Harris describes the triumphs and breakthroughs - as well as the cheating and skulduggery - that have created the modern world of sport. Dip into it, or read it cover to cover... more...

  • The Survival Handbook in Association with the Royal Marines Commandosby Colin Towell

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2009; Not Available

    Essential skills for outdoor adventure from the Royal Marines Learn to stay alive with the Royal Marines. Want to know what to do if you met a bear in the woods, how to light a fire in the rain or what to do in shark-infested waters? Get the answers to these and many more questions with the ultimate guide to survival techniques as experienced... more...

  • Survival Skillsby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Master the key skills and techniques needed to survive in the wild, from camping basics to fending off bears - as practised by the Royal Marines Commandos If you are out in the wilderness and need advice, this handy guide provides instant reference. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions show you how to become more... more...

  • Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop, Revisedby Wayne Goddard

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99

    Don't spend big bucks on your knife shop! You don't need to spend a fortune to start making fantastic knives. Noted knifemaker Wayne Goddard provides outstanding step-by-step instructions for making your own tools, finding the right steel and forging, grinding and heat-treating knives on a budget. Wonderfully illustrated with full-color photography,... more...

  • How to Stay Alive in the Woodsby Bradford Angier

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make... more...

  • The Essential Wilderness Navigator: How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors, Second Editionby David Seidman; Paul Cleveland

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 16.95

    Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional ?sixth sense,? tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on... more...