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100 DEADLY SKILLS

100 DEADLY SKILLS

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A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson--adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations--to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.

In today's increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson--former Navy SEAL--wants you to be prepared.

100 Deadly Skills contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers--modified from the world of black ops--to help you take action in numerous "worst case" scenarios from escaping a locked trunk, to making an improvised Taser, to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces.

This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more--all using low-tech to "no-tech" methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, 100 Deadly Skills is an invaluable resource. Because let's face it, when danger is imminent, you don't have time for complicated instructions.

ANIMAL TRACKS: A FOLDING POCKE

ANIMAL TRACKS: A FOLDING POCKE

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Animal Tracks provides a simplified field reference to the tracks, signs and scat of over 65 familiar North American species. Included is a ruler for measuring the tracks. This beautifully illustrated guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com
BOTANY IN A DAY: THE PATTERNS

BOTANY IN A DAY: THE PATTERNS

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Botany in a Day is now available in a full-color version. With more than 50,000 copies sold, this is a passport to identifying plants and their uses.
Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns.
Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter. It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species!
Botany in a Day is changing the way people learn about plants. A one-day tutorial introduces eight of the world's most common plant families, applicable to more than 45,000 species of plants. Master these eight patterns and have the skills to recognize an astonishing number of plants on any continent. Add to your repertoire by keying out entirely unknown plants and learning additional family patterns.
Botany in a Day is principally written for North America, but used and adored by readers all over the world. It is used as a textbook in numerous universities, high schools, and herbal schools. This book is widely used in nature programs and promoted in national parks. Botany in a Day is your passport connection to nature and discovering the amazing world of plants!
Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

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The familiar Monarch butterfly is one of over 5,000 species of butterflies found in the diverse ecosystems of North America. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 70 familiar and unique species and includes information on their life cycle and features illustrations of common caterpillars and pupae. This convenient e-book is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
Constellation Finder: A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Start Stories from Around the World

Constellation Finder: A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Start Stories from Around the World

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Easily Identify the Constellations in the Night Sky!

Enjoy this essential guide to patterns in the night sky by celebrated author Dorcas Miller, with star stories from around the world. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify the constellations in no time.

People around the world, and through the centuries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky.

The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides:

  • Features constellations from many cultures
  • Shows how to find them in the sky
  • Gives hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles
  • Is heavily illustrated by the author

  • This guide is most useful for stargazing between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States (except the Florida peninsula and southernmost Texas), and southern Canada. Also includes southern Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japan.

    EDIBLE WILD PLANTS: A FOLDING

    EDIBLE WILD PLANTS: A FOLDING

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    Some wild edible plants have poisonous look-alikes, and it is important to know the difference when harvesting. Edible Wild Plants is a simplified guide to familiar and widespread species of edible berries, nuts, leaves and roots found in North America. This beautifully illustrated guide identifies over 100 familiar species and includes information on how to harvest their edible parts. It also includes a section on dangerous poisonous plants to avoid that have contact poisons that can blister skin. This convenient guide is a portable source of practical information and ideal for field use.
    Flower Finder: A Guide to the Identification of Spring Wild Flowers and Flower Families East of the Rockies and North of the Smokies,

    Flower Finder: A Guide to the Identification of Spring Wild Flowers and Flower Families East of the Rockies and North of the Smokies,

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    Easily Identify the Flowers You Find!

    Enjoy this essential guide to identifying spring wildflowers and flower families, written by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify a wide variety of flowers in no time.

    Features:

  • Covers the United States and southern Canada, east of the Rockies and north of the Smokies
  • Pocket-size, key-style field guide fits in your pocket or pack, making it easy to take along with you
  • Provides a series of simple questions, so you can find the family the flower belongs to, and then the name of the individual species
  • FORAGER'S HARVEST: A GUIDE TO

    FORAGER'S HARVEST: A GUIDE TO

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    A guide to 32 of the best and most common edible wild plants in North America, with detailed information on how to identify them, where they are found, how and when they are harvested, which parts are used, how they are prepared, as well as their culinary use, ecology, conservation, and cultural history.

    Freshwater Fishes of New York: A Guide to Game Fishes

    Freshwater Fishes of New York: A Guide to Game Fishes

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    New York's anglers and naturalists will enjoy this handy field guide to help them identify 65 species offreshwater fish. Whether brook trout in the Adirondacks or striped bass on the East Coast, or any number of colorful sunfishes from ponds and creeks in between, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line.The noted diagnostic characters and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species. This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof.
    KNOTS, 2ND EDITION: A FOLDING

    KNOTS, 2ND EDITION: A FOLDING

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    Knots have three practical purposes - to attach a rope to another rope, to attach a rope to an object or to allow a rope to perform a function. All knots have multiple uses. This Duraguide(R) provides simplified step-by-step reference on how to tie the most popular outdoor knots including those used for boating, fishing, climbing and camping. Learn a variety of ways to tie on to a post or rail, join lines together, shorten ropes, stop a line from running, bind materials together and rigging popular climbing and fishing knots. Printed on waterproof paper, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information that can be used to solve a variety of outdoor challenges. Made in the USA.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS AND HERBS OF

    MEDICINAL PLANTS AND HERBS OF

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    Peterson

    The best-selling field guides of all time

    Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy.

    Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

    MEDICINAL PLANTS: AN INTRODUCT

    MEDICINAL PLANTS: AN INTRODUCT

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    This guide describes how to use common wild plants to help treat injuries and backcountry maladies. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 80 familiar species of medicinally relevant, widespread trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The plants are sorted into categories based on the injuries/ailments they can help to alleviate. It also identifies the most commonly encountered noxious plants. This indispensable guide is an excellent source of essential information for hikers and campers of all ages.
    Mi6 Spy Skills for Civilians: A Former British Agent Reveals How to Live Like a Spy - Smarter, Sneakier and Ready for Anything

    Mi6 Spy Skills for Civilians: A Former British Agent Reveals How to Live Like a Spy - Smarter, Sneakier and Ready for Anything

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    JAMES BOND IS THE FANTASY. HERE'S THE REALITY.

    - Written by a former SAS officer and MI6 operative for Her Majesty's Secret Service
    - Details more than 100 skills, tips and techniques employed by spies to get the job done
    - Packed with fascinating information about real-world spies and their cinematic counterparts
    - Foreword written by a director of the James Bond film franchise

    MI6 Spy Skills for Civilians shows you how to master the skills of a British agent in order to protect yourself and others, be sneakier and handle any situation - even if it involves escaping from a hostile foreign country. Inside you'll find dozens of real secret agent skills and tips detailed and explained, often with helpful illustrations to clarify how they're done.

    Sections covered include:

    - Surveillance
    - Safe Travel Tips
    - Dead Letter Boxes
    - Brush Contacts
    - Self Defense
    - Innocuous and Natural Weapons
    - Intelligence Gathering
    - Subterfuge
    - Covert Methods of Entry
    - Insertion and Extraction Techniques
    - And much more!

    The book covers more than 100 tips and techniques in all, as detailed by Red Riley, a former SAS and MI6 operative. It's invaluable information formerly available only to a select few - and now it's available to you, too!

    Includes a foreword by Ian Sharp, action director of the classic James Bond film Goldeneye.

    MUSHROOMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO

    MUSHROOMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO

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    When foraging for wild mushrooms, it is critical to be able to positively identify edible and poisonous species. Mushrooms is your guide to familiar, widespread North American species. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide highlights over 60 familiar edible species and 14 poisonous species and includes tips on identifying and harvesting wild mushrooms. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.www.waterfordpress.com
    National Audubon Society Birds of North America

    National Audubon Society Birds of North America

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    From the most trusted name in birding--beloved by millions of backyard enthusiasts and experts alike--comes a completely new and definitive guide to the birds of North America: the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date work of its kind

    Developed by the creators of the best-selling Audubon field guides, this handsome volume is the result of a collaboration among leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers. An indispensable reference, it covers more than 800 species, with over 3,500 full-color photographs of birds in their natural habitat, often with four or five images of each species. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary, an index, and a ribbon marker, and is arranged according to the American Ornithological Society's latest Checklist of North and Middle American Birds--with birds sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together. Range maps, reflecting the impact of climate change, accompany nearly every entry, along with a physical description and information on voice, nesting, habitat, and similar species. This guide also includes an important new category on conservation status and essays by leading scholars in each field who provide holistic insights into the world of birds. Whether trying to determine which owl is interrupting your dinner or successfully identifying all of the warblers that arrive in spring, readers will come to rely on this work of remarkable breadth, depth, and elegance. It is a must-have reference for the library of any birder, and is poised to become the number one guide in the field.

    NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD

    NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD

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    The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

    Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.

    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region

    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region

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    The most comprehensive field guide available to the trees of North America's eastern region--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

    Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in beautiful, full-color photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves, and accompanied by informative text. Both compact and comprehensive, this is the ideal companion for beginner and advanced tree-peepers alike.

    Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.

    NATURE ANATOMY: THE CURIOUS PA

    NATURE ANATOMY: THE CURIOUS PA

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    See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman's whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.

    Nature Anatomy is the second book in Rothman's Anatomy series - you'll love Nature Anatomy Notebook, Ocean Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy, too!

    NATURE'S GARDEN: A GUIDE TO ID

    NATURE'S GARDEN: A GUIDE TO ID

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    A detailed guide to 41 of the most widespread wild foods in North America, covering how to find and identify them, which parts are used, when and how to harvest them, and how to prepare them for the table. The cultural and natural history of the plants are also discussed. There is no overlap between the plants covered in this book and The Forager's Harvest.

    New York State Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

    New York State Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

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    Pollinators in New York State include bats, bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, and beetles. These beneficial species are both beautiful to observe and critical to the preservation of the state's diverse eco-system and agriculture. This portable folding guide includes illustrations and descriptions of 140 species and a back-panel map featuring some of the state's top nature viewing hot spots. A handy field reference and perfect take-along guide for visitors and nature enthusiasts of all ages.
    SIBLEY FGT BIRDS OF EASTERN NO

    SIBLEY FGT BIRDS OF EASTERN NO

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    COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.

    Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 4,600 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 600 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

    This new and improved edition includes:

    - Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.

    - New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms.

    - New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text.

    - Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names.

    - All maps revised to reflect the most current range information.

    - More species and rarities included.

    STARS: A FULLY ILLUSTRATED, AU

    STARS: A FULLY ILLUSTRATED, AU

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    Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and understand more fully what you see. This Golden Guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including:

    Charts of the major constellations
    Tables to help locate the planets
    Up-to-date explanations of meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects

    Ideal for classroom use, to take along on vacations, and for use at home.

    Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by Their Leaves (Eastern Us)

    Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by Their Leaves (Eastern Us)

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    Easily Identify the Trees You Find!

    This essential guide by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts helps readers identify native (and some widely introduced) trees of the United States and Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains. With this handy, easy-to-use guide, you'll be able to identify all sorts of trees in no time.

    Features include:

  • A dichotomous key, leading the user through a series of simple questions about the shape or appearance of different parts of a tree
  • Includes 161 species
  • Illustrated with line drawings
  • Small (6- by 4-inch) format that fits in a pocket or pack to take along on a hike
  • TREES OF NORTH AMER REVISED UP

    TREES OF NORTH AMER REVISED UP

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    Smell the bark of the aromatic Sassafras. Wonder at the Lodgepole Pine, whose heat-activated cones reseed forests destroyed by fire. Search for the Sugar Maple, whose foliage blazes red and yellow in autumn. North America's trees rank among nature's most awesome creations. This premier field guide features all characteristics-tree shape, bark, leaf, flower, fruit and twig-for quick identification, making it a superior choice for trail walks, creating displays, and scientific or commercial needs.

    -All of North America in one volume
    -Over 730 species in 76 families and 160 range maps
    -Native species and important introduced foreign varieties
    -Text, range maps, and illustrations seen together at a glance
    -Common and scientific names
    -Convenient measuring rules

    What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

    What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

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    A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.

    Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

    Winter Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter (Eastern Us)

    Winter Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter (Eastern Us)

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    Easily Identify the Trees You Find, Even in Winter!

    This essential guide by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts helps readers enjoy getting to know trees, even in winter when the leaves have fallen from the branches. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify the trees around you in no time.

    Features include:

  • Key to identifying deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in the winter) by looking at twigs, buds, fruits, and other features
  • Explanations of the structure of twigs
  • Information about habitats and ranges of native and some widely introduced trees
  • Illustrations with the author's line drawings