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Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia : Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First Aid : 5th Edition - Vin T. Sparano

Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia

Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First Aid : 5th Edition


Published: 2nd June 2014
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This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia clearly explains and illustrates the newest technologies and the latest trends in the outdoors.

About the Author

Vin T. Sparano has been an outdoors editor and writer for more than fifty years. He is editor emeritus of "Outdoor Life" and has written and edited more than fifteen books about the outdoors, including the four previous editions of Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia. In 2009, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fisherman's Conservation Association.

"This is the ultimate reference guide for anyone, of any age or gender, who wants to spend time in the great outdoors. "The Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia" is just that--complete! I am hard pressed to think of a subject it doesn't cover. If you spend any time in the outdoors or know someone who does, this book will be hugely beneficial on many levels. Direct and to the point, easy to read and understand, sprinkled with colorful photographs and clear illustrations, this manual covers it all."" -The Outdoor Blogger Network ""Vin Sparano has done a terrific and thorough job of updating the venerable "Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia," an award-winning reference first published in 1972. This old-school, large-format doorstop (640 pages) will light up your day, reminding you (if you're old enough) of a time when fishing, hunting, dog-training, target-shooting, camping, and canoeing were things we all did; when knowing knots, tracks, worm rigs, and shot patterns was a common interest. This new edition of the "Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia" is warm with tribal knowledge of venerable outdoors skills and horse sense that will pique your interest in getting outdoors for any season. The book covers an amazing amount of detail--fulsome treatment of firearms, hunting (including archery), shooting, and hunting dogs; all forms of fishing; excellent coverage of game birds, fish, and game animals; a classic section on camping; a new chapter on survival; extensive coverage of boating, and the basics of first aid. With the authority of a lifetime spent outdoors, Sparano's engaging text and excellent illustrations pull these subjects together in perfect balance between the important task of keeping traditional knowledge alive and our need to absorb worthwhile new changes in tackle, firearms, optics, camping gear, and high-tech tools. Enjoy the enduring virtues of Baker tents and cast-iron cookware, the nuances of ax handles and snowshoes, the tricks of backtracking and dou

ISBN: 9780789327055
ISBN-10: 0789327058
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 2nd June 2014
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.7  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 1.78