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Tracks and Trailcraft: A Fully Illustrated Guide to the Identification of Animal Tracks in Forest and Field, Barnyard and Backyard (Tracks & Trailcraft: A Fully Illustrated Guide to the Identification

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A classic work describing and illustrating the tracks of hundreds of animals—from dinosaurs to birds, from mammals to insects

An informative, constantly amusing study of the little-known autographs of man and his fellow creatures. It is difficult to say whether the grown-up or youngster will find the most adventure in Tracks and Trailcraft.

—New York Times

“Long before Scotland Yard or the FBI, Nature fingerprinted her numerous family,” writes Ellsworth Jaeger in his remarkable book about a little-known field. “Tracks may take us back to the Earth’s beginnings or give us a complete autobiography of a living animal from day to day.”

Charmingly illustrated throughout, Tracks and Trailcraft, Second Edition, presents a wealth of lore. In the crisp, direct style that helped make him a widely read author of classics on Native American lore and camping, Ellsworth Jaeger tells how to read nature’s signs written in mud, brush, and even water and sky. This book is packed with projects for both adults and children, nature lovers and amateur archaeologists—whether they want to follow the trail of a dinosaur that lumbered through the desert eons ago or the opossum that scurried through the backyard last night. By providing the tools of identification, it will turn anyone into a “nature detective.”

Synopsis:

A classic work describing and illustrating the tracks of hundreds of animals—from dinosaurs to birds, from mammals to insects.

About the Author

Ellsworth Jaeger was Curator of Education and the Hayes Professor of Science at the Buffalo Museum of Science in Buffalo, New York, and an authority on Native American lore and camping. His other books included the immensely popular Wildwood Wisdom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599218045
Author:
Jaeger, Ellsworth
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Outdoors-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Tracks & Trailcraft: A Fully Illustrated Guide to the Identification
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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