|About the Book|
Are you interested in tracking skills? If you have spent any time outside, you have come across tracks or sign left by animals and people. If you have ever wondered how to interpret, and even follow, human tracks or sign, this book is for you. ThisMoreAre you interested in tracking skills? If you have spent any time outside, you have come across tracks or sign left by animals and people. If you have ever wondered how to interpret, and even follow, human tracks or sign, this book is for you. This book imparts knowledge necessary to answer the questions What happened here? and Who made that track?. This is an essential book for encouraging and developing your awareness of the outdoors. It is a great aid for property owners, hunters, naturalists, search and rescue teams, military instructors and law enforcement agencies. Through explanations, illustrations and many pictures from actual searches for missing persons, this book describes methods and techniques used by tracking personnel to do the following:Become familiar with the terminology of trackingDispel misconceptions about trackingSelect and use tools of the tracking tradeRecord and document tracking informationManage light and shadow to your advantageLearn about improving your awarenessFind, follow and interpret tracks and signReceive information about footwear as it relates to trackingLearn how to age signAnd much moreIt is written to cover many basic topics in tracking, signcutting and awareness as applied in search and rescue. This 252 page, full size, manual is based on the current standards for the same-titled Tracking course approved by the Virginia Search and Rescue Council and certified by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Written, printed and published in the USA. It has over 115 color pictures and illustrations. It also includes a glossary, index, and bibliography. The comprehensive survey of tracking topics, in-depth explorations, and thorough, articulate explanations presented in this book along with pertinent real-world search lessons far exceed those of other tracking books on the market.