Everything You Need to Know to Thrive in the Wilderness
Author: The Editors of Stackpole Books
Publisher: Hachette UK
Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the ultimate all-in-one survival guide; filled to the brim with information on every aspect of outdoor life and adventure, from orienteering to campfire cooking to ice climbing and more. Culled from dozens of respected books from Stackpole -- the industry's leader in outdoor adventure -- this massive collection of wilderness know-how leaves absolutely nothing to chance when it comes to surviving and thriving outdoors. Topics include: Orienteering Building an Outdoor Shelter Hunting and Tracking Animals Tying Knots Identifying Edible Plants and Berries Surviving in the Desert Fishing and Ice Fishing Canoeing, Kayaking, and White Water Rafting And so much more! Useful illustrations and photos throughout make it easy to browse and use. With contributions by the experts at the National Outdoor Leadership School as well as the editors of Stackpole's Discover Nature series, this book is the definitive, must-have reference for the great outdoors. This book is also a part of the Know-How Series which includes other titles such as: Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How Garden Wisdom & Know-How Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How Craft Wisdom & Know-How Country Wisdom & Know-How Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How
Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Category: Health & Fitness
Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How gathers useful and fascinating information on every practice of natural health and healing in one handy volume. This new edition, with a smaller trim, includes all the must-have information from the original edition including chapters on herbal healing, naturopathy, homeopathy, Eastern medicine, energy healing, mind-body healing, and healing with foods. Information within these chapters includes various methods and techniques for managing and curing hundreds of ailments, as well as for maintaining a healthy constitution year-round.The content is culled from dozens of the most respected books and authors on the topics of natural and alternative health and healing. A special index of ailments and symptoms appears at the front of the book to guide readers to useful methods and techniques for managing specific issues and problems. Included are hundreds of black-and-white illustrations and photographs as well as lists, tables, resources, and step-by-step instructions.
- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
'Anyone who reads this will be delighted by the great common sense of Hudson’s observations and insights. A splendid book...chock-full of goodness and I can’t think of anyone I know who wouldn’t benefit from reading it. Marcus Berkmann, Daily Mail 'A brilliant, brilliant book.' Chris Evans What is the connection between crawling through a jungle and your ‘to do’ list? What can ejecting out of a stealth bomber teach you about the importance of thinking the worst? What can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life? John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the British Military, knows what it takes to survive. Combining first-hand experience with 20 years of studying the choices people have made under the most extreme pressure, How to Survive is a lifetime’s worth of wisdom about how to apply the principles of survival to everyday life. The cornerstone of military survival (surviving anything) is understanding the relationship between effort, hope and goals – a mindset that can be transposed anytime, anywhere. In How to Survive you will learn how this template for survival can be applied to any situation in your everyday life. Through gripping first-hand accounts of near disaster and survival stories from across the extreme world you will learn that by following these principles you can develop the mindset that will allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to first dates and presentations as to climbing Everest and getting lost at sea. 'When it comes to survival and getting out of trouble, listen to this man. John is the real deal.' - Levison Wood
I bought the book Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder, which is a novel about the history of philosophy, for my daughter. I ended up reading the book myself. It was a wonderful story about Western-world philosophers who became famous because they asked questions and wrote down their thoughts and views about life and their society. “What is a thought and how does a thought transform into wisdom?” A thought either remains hidden in the mind or is expressed through the written or expressed word. Are the words on this page a stream of consciousness, or have they become a thought? Like a body of water, maybe our minds are always ¿lled with thoughts, feelings, and dreams. Are thoughts similar to a pool of water, with movements seen and felt only when a breeze or current lets the light reÀect on the water’s surface? It seems that thoughts are either at the mind’s edge—like the water’s shoreline, lying just below the water’s surface in the mind’s consciousness—or are submerged in the depths of the mind’s subconscious. Thoughts are inÀuenced by the amount of light or inspiration in our lives. The tides of times and famous philosophers inÀuenced who we are in society, what we think about, and how we might be inspired to ask more questions about just about anything. I thought about when man ¿rst started to dream and ask questions about the world. Maybe I could learn about philosophy while riding through history in a goat-drawn chariot or on the back of a giant tortoise.