The Lost Art of the Sportsman is an exhaustive reference text and a compulsively addictive narrative from the turn of the 1900s.
Francis H. Buzzacott would find little in common with the hiker and camper of contemporary times. This is the American frontiersman at his best -- no-holds-barred approach to sporting. And while some of the advice and information in The Lost Art of the Sportsman has undoubtedly been replaced with the advent of new technology, what's surprising is just how much of the book is still essential advice and knowledge for the modern hunter, fisher, and camper.
Inside, you'll learn:
What to bring on a fishing, hunting, or camping trip
Recipes for easy campfire meals
Hunting, fishing, and trapping tips for a variety of animals
How to deal with an emergency in a remote place
Clothing choices for a variety of situations
Tips and secrets for all varieties of firearms
Faithfully reproduced exactly how it was originally printed, The Lost Art of ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 561 Pages (171,124 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
A thrilling blend of adventure and science, the art of flying hot air balloons has never been easier to enjoy. In this newly revised edition of the Federal Aviation Administration's Balloon Flying Handbook, pilots of any skill level will find an easy-to-understand overview of balloon aeronautics along with pointers and tips for safety. With over 200 full-color illustrations and instrument data charts, this handy guide is more than just a textbook, it's a tool for liftoff.
Genre: Science & Math Length: 390 Pages (16,321 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
• Thorough and complete how-to guide for fusion fly tying
• Shares essential techniques with clear instructions
• Written by Greg Senyo, an expert on tying your own flies
Do you want to learn more efficient and effective methods for fusion fly tying? Are you wondering which types of synthetic fly work best for which fish and where? If so, this guide is for you. Fusion Fly Tying highlights 35 of Senyo's signature and tried-and-true steelhead flies used throughout North America. They are suitable for many types of fish, including Atlantic salmon, bass, and trout. Fusion Fish Tying includes step-by-step and high resolution photography that is current and easily applied.
Over the past seven years, Greg Senyo built a massive customer base with his company Steelhead Alley Outfitters. The supply of Steelhead Alley Outfitter's resources doesn't quite match the demand. To address this, Senyo wrote Fusion Fly Tying. This book will teach the reader how to work with synthetic ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 344 Pages (93,809 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
From his troubled childhood to the spontaneous and humorous introduction to lions, tigers, bears, and jaguars, Monty Cox, has become a 'legend' in the Animal Entertainment Field.
Live Animal Work is an "Art." In the Entertainment field, it has become a "Lost Art." It takes intense dedication, a deeply compassionate, loving bond with the animals, and an intense fearless to handle any challenges that may evolve.
Through a collection of stories, in his own passionate and charismatic words, Monty Cox takes you through his world of primal teeth and claws: How Exotic Animals - lions, tigers, bears, and more - are trained for Film, Television, and Live Acts.
This collection of "TRUE" stories - almost surreal - will have you feeling like you were right by the Animals' sides, working face to face with them. You will experience the delightful energy of creating the Bear's character in GENTLE BEN, you will accompany Monty during his humorous travel to the Philippines and experience the ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 352 Pages (6,989 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 29th, 2020
Our planet is in peril. Our species is in captivity. We alone hold the key.
We have become disconnected from the love song of our living planet, and as a result, she has become severely out of balance as she spirals through her evolution. It is not beyond our power to regain a harmonious relationship with our plentiful Mother Earth, and as we reweave the web of symbiosis we were born with, humanity may once again experience a life without limitation. We are meant to be integral components of the wild, not slaves of the systematic destruction of it, and as the veil of our incarceration is lifted, we will rise to the occasion of tearing down the walls that contain us.
This is the story of one water protector's path to understanding, his struggle to find what it means to live in a good way, and the incredible world that his adventure reveals along the journey. From Rattlesnakes to frybread to space dust to space funk, the music of the universe has a most compelling story to share, and ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 638 Pages (3,970 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 27th, 2020
This open access volume presents a comprehensive account of all aspects of biological invasions in South Africa, where research has been conducted over more than three decades, and where bold initiatives have been implemented in attempts to control invasions and to reduce their ecological, economic and social effects. It covers a broad range of themes, including history, policy development and implementation, the status of invasions of animals and plants in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments, the development of a robust ecological theory around biological invasions, the effectiveness of management interventions, and scenarios for the future. The South African situation stands out because of the remarkable diversity of the country, and the wide range of problems encountered in its varied ecosystems, which has resulted in a disproportionate investment into both research and management. The South African experience holds many lessons for other parts of the world, and this ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 999 Pages (71,111 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 20th, 2020
This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This book presents computer programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. This second edition of the well-received book has been extensively revised: All code is now written in Python version 3.6 (no longer version 2.7). In addition, the two first chapters of the previous edition have been extended and split up into five new chapters, thus expanding the introduction to programming from 50 to 150 pages. Throughout the book, the explanations provided are now more detailed, previous examples have been modified, and new sections, examples and exercises have been added. Also, a number of small errors have been corrected.
The book was inspired by the Springer book TCSE 6: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (by Langtangen), but the style employed is more accessible and concise, in keeping with the needs of engineering students.
The book outlines the shortest possible path from no previous ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 355 Pages (8,997 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 18th, 2020
This open access textbook welcomes students into the fundamental theory of measure, integration, and real analysis. Focusing on an accessible approach, Axler lays the foundations for further study by promoting a deep understanding of key results. Content is carefully curated to suit a single course, or two-semester sequence of courses, creating a versatile entry point for graduate studies in all areas of pure and applied mathematics.
Motivated by a brief review of Riemann integration and its deficiencies, the text begins by immersing students in the concepts of measure and integration. Lebesgue measure and abstract measures are developed together, with each providing key insight into the main ideas of the other approach. Lebesgue integration links into results such as the Lebesgue Differentiation Theorem. The development of products of abstract measures leads to Lebesgue measure on Rn.
Chapters on Banach spaces, Lp spaces, and Hilbert spaces showcase major results such as the ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 411 Pages (11,549 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 4th, 2020