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Encyclopedia of Outdoor and Wilderness Skills : The Ultimate A-Z Guide for the Adventurous - Chris Townsend

Encyclopedia of Outdoor and Wilderness Skills

The Ultimate A-Z Guide for the Adventurous

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Published: 24th June 2003
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It also presents skills people need to learn not so much to the protect themselves but to minimize their impact on the environment which, in the backcountry, is often fragile, pristine, irreplaceable. The book emphasizes an environmental ethic and explains how to practice low-impact hiking and camping. It is a thinking person's guide to the outdoors, unlocking the wilderness.

Knowledge, Skills, and Lore for the Whole Outdoors
Whether you're interested in hiking, backpacking, skiing, kayaking and canoeing, climbing, mountain biking or any other wilderness activity, the Encylopedia of Outdoor and Wilderness Skills provides fast, easy access to everything you need to know before you enter the wilderness
Its concise yet thorough entries offer authoritative coverage of more than 450 wilderness-related topics, from Edward Abbey to Z-drag
Written by expert authors with a combined total of more than forty years' experience living, teaching, and guiding groups in the wilderness, this comprehensive guide is completely cross-referenced for quick access to relevant entries
You'll find detailed, reliable information on: Lining rapids
Carrying loads
Fording streams
Crossing avalanche country
Avoiding bear attacks; Building snow shelters
Navigating deserts
Mountaineering
Treating hypothermia
Evacuation techniques
Long-distance hiking
Rappelling
Leave No Trace principles
And much more
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ISBN: 9780071384063
ISBN-10: 0071384065
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 24th June 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.79