Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking

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

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1983
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780425099667
Branch Call Number: 591.479/BRO 4565 1
Additional Contributors: Morgan, Brandt
Bolyn, Heather


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Apr 02, 2014

This amazing man, merits having all his books read. They are numerous and among them you will find, The Vision, The Tracker, The Search, The Way of The Scout, and The Journey. In addition to these are his series of field guides. Tom is an American from New Jersey. He and his friend, Rick, were educated by Rick's Apache grandfather. Grandfather was an exceptional being and Tom was an exceptional student. In my own view, all of Tom's books and the survival school he operates, are his way of trying to share the best of Grandfather's teachings. The books are definitely life-changing and this is the measure of their worth. You cannot read these books and see through the same eyes as before. The language is very simple, yet the topics are of the utmost spiritual depth. Tom can do things that Grandfather taught him, that seem so fantastic as to be impossible. He has been hired by police and government, to find missing people. He learned to do this as a boy. As Tom teaches in his books, we all have this ability, it waits to be developed as we reconnect with our mother, the earth. The survival skills are valuable and the adventure is real. Throughout the books you will become more aware of Grandfather's lessons. Contrary to most aboriginals, Grandfather studied all religions and absorbed what was true of each. He had a practical criterion. Things that he could take with him and use anywhere, at any time. This, upon reflection, is far better than a spiritual bureaucracy and complicated rituals. Grandfather put the best knowledge in his medicine pouch. Tom Brown,Jr. is the syrinx for the transmission of this distilled wisdom. Reading these books will make you ashamed: not ashamed of people, but of blindness, of ignorance, and of fear. Your progress through the books will be accompanied by the development of a warm, healthy pride. You will see the true face of fear. This is because of the ancient knowledge seeping into your consciousness. You will reach a plateau where you become aware that we are spontaneously creating our reality. The future is made of different possibilities that we cause to materialize, by focusing our thoughts. Look at the world, and understand that it is actually the world of our own choosing. In this place, you have a great responsibility. In this place, you become a spiritual warrior. A scout. Tom, Grandfather is smiling.

SDM2010_library Sep 06, 2011

After applying some of the observational principles from this book during my camping trip I happened to catch the movement of something in the underbrush at Algonquin park. Using my peripheral vision, I noticed a grouse moving slowly through the bush. I tried to sneak up on it, but it vanished... Afterwards, I went back to the fire with a story that I could share with everyone. This book is a good starting point for a life of enjoying life in the outdoors.

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