Sports & Recreation


The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

Author: Joshua Glenn,Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608197433

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 3074

Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world. With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, the book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn't shy about teaching. Yet the bulk of the 350-page mega-resource presents hands-on activities that further the mission in a fun way, featuring the best of the old as well as the best of the new: classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, stop-action movie-making-plus tons of sidebars and extras, including trivia, best-of lists, and Q&As with leading thinkers whose culture-changing ideas are made accessible to kids for the first time. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things, and change the world. And it encourages parents to participate. Unbored is exciting to read, easy to use, and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humor. Kids will just think it's awesome. Contributors include Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE magazine; Colin Beavan, the No Impact Man; Douglas Rushkoff, renowned media theorist; Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG; John Edgar Park, a CG supervisor at DisneyToon Studios; and Jean Railla, founder of and Etsy consultant.
Sports & Recreation

Camping and Backpacking with Children

Author: Steven Boga

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811725224

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 2303

A guide to making outdoor experiences enjoyable for parents and children covers proper equipment, hiking, living in camp, coping with the weather, staying healthy, and surviving in the wild

Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 9780425100639

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 5696

For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018222


Page: 256

View: 5885

Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.
Juvenile Fiction

Was ist Tod?

Author: Etan Boritzer

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737561486

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1827

Was ist Tod? stellt Kindern die verschiedenen Auffassungen von Tod, Verlust und Trauer vor. Das Buch geht behutsam und in ruhigem Ton, aber auch offen und nüchtern, auf die natürliche kindliche Neugier ein - bei einem der größten Mysterien des Lebens. Während Toleranz und Verständnis für verschiedene Einstellungen zu Tod und Sterben in der Welt reflektiert werden, erhalten Kinder Hoffnung und Ermutigung, das Leben zu umarmen.

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Living With the Earth

Author: Tom Brown, Jr.,Brandt Morgan

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 2967

In the fourth book in his bestselling survival series, master tracker and outdoorsman Tom Brown, Jr. goes beyond survival and unlocks his personal storehouse of experience to share the secrets of adaptation, the single most important survival skill. Includes details on: How to construct your own superbly functional "Earthshelter" in any environment, in any season, with any materials How to make your own tools, weapons, furniture, clothing, utensils, even works of art, from materials plentiful in the wilderness How to use the plants, animals, and earth around you to nurture you both physically and spiritually, as so-called "primitive peoples" have done since the dawn of time.

The Science and Art of Tracking

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Trade


Category: Nature

Page: 219

View: 3403

Outlines important life lessons that can be learned through tracking skills, explaining how the physical skills of the Native American scouts can lead to enlightenment

The journey

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group

ISBN: 9780425133644

Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 7531

The author describes how his spiritual experiences in the wilderness led him to a concern for healing the environment, and recommends developing a sense of oneness with the planet

Wie Frauen fischen und jagen


Author: Melissa Bank

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641149371

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1349

Nach welchen Regeln funktioniert das Spiel zwischen Männern und Frauen? Um dieser Frage nachzugehen, wird die vierzehnjährige Jane zur schüchternen, aber genauen Beobachterin ihres älteren Bruders Henry und seiner neuen Freundin Julia. Doch als die beiden sich trennen, muss Jane erkennen, dass die Sache mit der Liebe noch viel komplizierter ist, als sie vermutet hatte. Als Erwachsene baut Jane in puncto Männer auf eine Mischung aus buddhistischer Gelassenheit und spitzer Selbstironie. Bis sie Robert begegnet und sich wünscht, sie hätte die Regeln des Spiels damals begriffen. Vom Sommer ihres Erwachsenwerdens bis zum letzten Versuch, ihre große Liebe zu retten, spannt Jane den Bogen einer wunderschön komischen, aber auch traurig wahren Geschichte, die man nicht so schnell vergisst.

The Quest

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425126608

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 4541

The author relates his search for spiritual enlightenment in the wilderness under the guidance of an Apache shaman and explores humanity's mystical relationship with nature.
Family & Relationships

Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet Guide to Natural Baby Care

Nontoxic and Environmentally Friendly Ways to Take Care of Your New Child

Author: Mindy Pennybacker,Aisha Ikramuddin,Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet, Inc

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 3642

A resource for safe baby care

The Vision

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley


Category: Nature

Page: 241

View: 4017

America's most respected outdoorsman reveals the secrets of the American Indians' Vision Quest, an odyssey of self-knowledge and fulfillment, a spiritual journey into the wilderness and the soul.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Way of the Scout

Author: Tom Brown, Jr.

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 9780425147795

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 281

View: 2725

Presents twelve episodes illustrating the expert skills in tracking taught to the author by an Apache expert, showing how the Native American art of survival can bring the spiritual rewards of higher consciousness and inner peace