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ANIMAL TRACKING BASICS
Author: Jon Young and Tiffany Morgan
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Feb 2007
Teaches the basics of being a successful tracker--explaining what to look for to find or id an animal and how to develop an essential environmental awareness. Describes aging tracks & sign, understanding ecology & mapping, keeping field notes, using track tools, & making casts. 25 illus, 100 B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 304 pgs.
* Offers expert instruction and in-the-field advice for the novice and experienced tracker
Tracking wildlife successfully requires more than just looking for trails and scat. It requires an awareness of how an animal behaves in its environment--how it finds food, travels, and rests. A tracker must know how to find and interpret behavioral clues animals leave behind. This how-to book teaches the basics of being a successful tracker--explaining what to look for to find or identify an animal and how to develop an essential environmental awareness. Also describes aging tracks and sign, understanding ecology and mapping, keeping field notes, using track tools, and making casts.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Jon Young is the founder of the Wilderness Awareness School and OWLink Media, Inc. He lives in San Gregario, California.
Tiffany Morgan has worked as an editor for The 8-Sided Mirror, the newsletter for the Shikari Tracking Guild, and as an assistant curriculum writer for tracking and nature-based correspondence courses. She has also participated in a variety of tracking research projects. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.