skip to content
The survival handbook : essential skills for outdoor adventure Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The survival handbook : essential skills for outdoor adventure

Author: Colin Towell
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
Summary:
As we come to rely on technology in almost every aspect of our everyday lives, there is a large and ever-growing interest in how we would survive without the conveniences of the modern age. The Survival Bookshows you not only how to adapt in such circumstances, but also how to thrive in the wilderness environment. Packed with specially commissioned, crystal-clear, step-by-step illustrations for every survival  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Towell
ISBN: 9780756642792 0756642795 9780756670115 075667011X
OCLC Number: 227033632
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 319 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Before You Go --
Introduction: Prepare Yourself --
Getting into Shape --
Mental Preparation --
Planning Your Journey --
Emergency Plan of Action --
Introduction: Know Your Environment --
Temperate Environments --
Tropical Environments --
Mountain Environments --
Desert Environments --
Cold Environments --
Marine Environment --
Introduction: Get the Right Gear --
Choosing Your Kit --
Choosing a Backpack --
Dressing for the Outdoors --
Extreme Survival-In the Wilderness --
Sleeping Systems --
Eating on the Trail --
Camping Stoves --
Your Survival Kit. 2. On the Trail --
Introduction: Find Your Way --
Maps and Map-Reading --
Get your Bearings --
Route Finding --
Navigating Without a Compass --
Natural Navigation --
How Weather Works --
Weather Phenomena --
Understanding Local Weather --
Introduction: Make a Move --
Traveling on Foot --
Crossing Rivers --
Scrambling and Climbing --
Extreme Survival-In the Mountains --
Moving Over Snow --
Using Pack Animals --
Four-Wheel Driving --
Kayaking and Canoeing --
Building a Raft --
Swimming. 3. Camp Craft --
Introduction: Camp Essentials --
Organizing Your Site --
Staying Clean --
Making Fire --
The Elements of Fire --
Char Cloth and Fire Can --
Types of Fire --
Making Sparks and Flames --
Extreme Survival-In the Desert --
Fire by Friction --
Introduction: Manual Skills --
Man-Made Cordage --
Natural Cordage --
Tying Knots --
Using Cutting Tools. 4. Taking Shelter --
Introduction: Taking Shelter --
Hollows and Caves --
Use-Anywhere Shelters --
Forest Shelters --
Tropical Shelters --
Extreme Survival-In the Jungle --
Desert Shelters --
Shoreline Shelters --
Snow Shelters. 5. Water and Food --
Introduction: Find and Treat Water --
The Importance of Water --
Finding Water: Temperate Climates --
Finding Water: Hot Climates --
Finding Water: Cold Climates --
Finding Water: At Sea --
Carrying and Storing Water --
Treating Water --
Introduction: Find and Prepare Food --
Wild Cooking --
Edible Plants --
Catching Fish --
Preparing Fish --
Extreme Survival-Adrift at Sea --
Trapping Animals --
Preparing Small Mammals --
Preparing Large Mammals --
Preparing Other Animals --
Catching Birds --
Preparing Birds. 6. In an Emergency --
Introduction: In an Emergency --
Assessing Your Situation --
Attracting Rescuers --
Wild Animals --
Extreme Survival-In Cold Conditions --
Environmental Hazards --
Surviving at Sea. 7. First Aid --
Introduction: First Aid --
First Aid Essentials --
Flesh Wounds --
Bites and Stings --
Poisonous Plants and Intestinal Parasites --
Bones, Joints, and Muscles --
Treating Exposure --
Treating Shock --
Breathing Difficulties --
Unconsciousness --
Moving a Casualty. Appendix --
Wild Food: Temperate Plants --
Desert Plants --
Tropical Plants --
Plants in Cold Climates --
Coastal Plants --
Mammals --
Birds --
Amphibians and Reptiles --
Fish --
Invertebrates --
Natural Danger: Wild Animals --
Insects and Arachnids --
Poisonous Plants.
Responsibility: [Colin Towell].
More information:

Abstract:

As we come to rely on technology in almost every aspect of our everyday lives, there is a large and ever-growing interest in how we would survive without the conveniences of the modern age. The Survival Bookshows you not only how to adapt in such circumstances, but also how to thrive in the wilderness environment. Packed with specially commissioned, crystal-clear, step-by-step illustrations for every survival technique, from what to do if you meet a bear in the woods to how to navigate by the stars, this book also includes exciting stories of real-life survival-what happened, who survived, and how they did it.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/227033632> # The survival handbook : essential skills for outdoor adventure
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "227033632" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/613.69/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/844940> ; # Camping--Safety measures
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020246380#Topic/wilderness_survival> ; # Wilderness survival
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1761768> ; # Survival
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020246380#Topic/survival> ; # Survival
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020246380#Topic/camping_safety_measures> ; # Camping--Safety measures
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1175202> ; # Wilderness survival
   schema:bookEdition "1st American ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2009" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/91040100> ; # Colin Towell
   schema:datePublished "2009" ;
   schema:description "5. Water and Food -- Introduction: Find and Treat Water -- The Importance of Water -- Finding Water: Temperate Climates -- Finding Water: Hot Climates -- Finding Water: Cold Climates -- Finding Water: At Sea -- Carrying and Storing Water -- Treating Water -- Introduction: Find and Prepare Food -- Wild Cooking -- Edible Plants -- Catching Fish -- Preparing Fish -- Extreme Survival-Adrift at Sea -- Trapping Animals -- Preparing Small Mammals -- Preparing Large Mammals -- Preparing Other Animals -- Catching Birds -- Preparing Birds."@en ;
   schema:description "1. Before You Go -- Introduction: Prepare Yourself -- Getting into Shape -- Mental Preparation -- Planning Your Journey -- Emergency Plan of Action -- Introduction: Know Your Environment -- Temperate Environments -- Tropical Environments -- Mountain Environments -- Desert Environments -- Cold Environments -- Marine Environment -- Introduction: Get the Right Gear -- Choosing Your Kit -- Choosing a Backpack -- Dressing for the Outdoors -- Extreme Survival-In the Wilderness -- Sleeping Systems -- Eating on the Trail -- Camping Stoves -- Your Survival Kit."@en ;
   schema:description "7. First Aid -- Introduction: First Aid -- First Aid Essentials -- Flesh Wounds -- Bites and Stings -- Poisonous Plants and Intestinal Parasites -- Bones, Joints, and Muscles -- Treating Exposure -- Treating Shock -- Breathing Difficulties -- Unconsciousness -- Moving a Casualty."@en ;
   schema:description "As we come to rely on technology in almost every aspect of our everyday lives, there is a large and ever-growing interest in how we would survive without the conveniences of the modern age. The Survival Bookshows you not only how to adapt in such circumstances, but also how to thrive in the wilderness environment. Packed with specially commissioned, crystal-clear, step-by-step illustrations for every survival technique, from what to do if you meet a bear in the woods to how to navigate by the stars, this book also includes exciting stories of real-life survival-what happened, who survived, and how they did it."@en ;
   schema:description "Appendix -- Wild Food: Temperate Plants -- Desert Plants -- Tropical Plants -- Plants in Cold Climates -- Coastal Plants -- Mammals -- Birds -- Amphibians and Reptiles -- Fish -- Invertebrates -- Natural Danger: Wild Animals -- Insects and Arachnids -- Poisonous Plants."@en ;
   schema:description "4. Taking Shelter -- Introduction: Taking Shelter -- Hollows and Caves -- Use-Anywhere Shelters -- Forest Shelters -- Tropical Shelters -- Extreme Survival-In the Jungle -- Desert Shelters -- Shoreline Shelters -- Snow Shelters."@en ;
   schema:description "6. In an Emergency -- Introduction: In an Emergency -- Assessing Your Situation -- Attracting Rescuers -- Wild Animals -- Extreme Survival-In Cold Conditions -- Environmental Hazards -- Surviving at Sea."@en ;
   schema:description "2. On the Trail -- Introduction: Find Your Way -- Maps and Map-Reading -- Get your Bearings -- Route Finding -- Navigating Without a Compass -- Natural Navigation -- How Weather Works -- Weather Phenomena -- Understanding Local Weather -- Introduction: Make a Move -- Traveling on Foot -- Crossing Rivers -- Scrambling and Climbing -- Extreme Survival-In the Mountains -- Moving Over Snow -- Using Pack Animals -- Four-Wheel Driving -- Kayaking and Canoeing -- Building a Raft -- Swimming."@en ;
   schema:description "3. Camp Craft -- Introduction: Camp Essentials -- Organizing Your Site -- Staying Clean -- Making Fire -- The Elements of Fire -- Char Cloth and Fire Can -- Types of Fire -- Making Sparks and Flames -- Extreme Survival-In the Desert -- Fire by Friction -- Introduction: Manual Skills -- Man-Made Cordage -- Natural Cordage -- Tying Knots -- Using Cutting Tools."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4020246380> ;
   schema:genre "Handbooks and manuals"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The survival handbook : essential skills for outdoor adventure"@en ;
   schema:productID "227033632" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/227033632#PublicationEvent/new_york_dk_pub_2009> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020246380#Agent/dk_pub> ; # DK Pub.
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780756670115> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780756642792> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/227033632> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1175202> # Wilderness survival
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Wilderness survival"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1761768> # Survival
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Survival"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/844940> # Camping--Safety measures
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Camping--Safety measures"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/91040100> # Colin Towell
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Towell" ;
   schema:givenName "Colin" ;
   schema:name "Colin Towell" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780756642792>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0756642795" ;
   schema:isbn "9780756642792" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780756670115>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "075667011X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780756670115" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.