Synopses & Reviews
Providing essential guidance for a myriad of circumstances and skill levels, this virtually indestructible series of pocket guides includes tips and tricks for exploring the outdoors as well as preparing for natural disasters. From studying wildlife and diverse environments to sound advice for hunting and boating enthusiasts, this collection is ideal for the everyday adventurer. Unlike bulky guidebooks, these waterproof, travel-size companions are perfect for navigating the wilderness, built to endure day hikes, fishing expeditions, and camping trips for years to come. Tailor-made for boat and water sports enthusiasts, this survey examines boating and water laws, navigation, weather, and common nautical hazards. With sound advice on first aid and an equipment checklist, this all-inclusive guide is a must-have for all seafaring adventurers.
"Pocket Naturalist Guides are to nature-loving backpackers what CliffsNotes are to teens trying to navigate Shakespeare: essential." —Backpacker Magazine
Boat and Water Safety covers everything a novice boater needs to know about boating laws, safe operation of water craft (including boats, sailboats and jet skis), useful knots, navigation, signals, weather, boating and swimming hazards and emergency first aid. Printed on waterproof paper for durability, this weather-resistant reference is the perfect companion for boaters of all skill levels. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.