Synopses & Reviews
Born to Explore is filled with skills, projects, and essential knowledge for the budding adventurer
Explorer extraordinaire Richard Wiese's more than one hundred excellent projects show how to have fun with science and nature, how to not always take the most walked path, and how to learn to "read" the natural world. Discovery does not occur just in the Amazon or deep in the ocean. It happens everywhere around us:
Navigate by the stars,
Tell time without a watch,
Start a fire without a match,
Make an igloo,
Build your own canoe,
And be prepared for any challenge.
Richard is known as a great story teller and his book Born to Explore has the feel of a great tale being told around a fire. He has challenged us to see the world through new eyes while having fun. Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild kingdomJim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild kingdomJim Fowler of & #8220;Mutual of Omaha & #8217;s Wild Kingdom & #8221;
“One part adventure manual, one part travel inspiration, this book is full of delightful surprises.” Jon Dorn, editor in chief Backpacker
Born to Explore is a guidebook for parents as well as their children and a reminder that the joy of being outdoors had not been completely lost to the computer age. Scott Carpenter, Mercury Astronaut
Born to Explore is not only about adventure and how to survive while exploring the wonders of the great outdoors but also about how to find nature everywhere at anytime. This book will immediately get your imagination soaring and have you thinking like an explorer. Jim Whittaker, First American to Summit Mount Everest
About the Author
In 2002, Richard Wiese became the youngest president in The Explorers Club's one hundred-year history. He has tagged jaguars in the Yucatán jungles, captured crocodiles, and handled venomous snakes in Australia; achieved the first ascent of an unclimbed mountain in Alaska; discovered twenty-nine new life forms on Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa; and cross-country skied to the North Pole.