Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (An Outdoor Life Book)

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9780060139551: Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (An Outdoor Life Book)

The totally revised and updated fourth edition of the award-winning and bestselling one-book outdoor library.

Recipient of the Library Association's Outstanding Reference Work award, this complete and comprehensive guide is the ultimate one-volume library for anyone interested in the outdoors. This monumental work features extensive coverage of:

* Fishing
* Hunting
* Firearms and shooting sports
* Camping
* Boating
* First aid
* Archery and bowhunting
* Sporting dogs
* Fish species
* Big game
* Small game
* Upland game and waterfowl
* A complete listing of private organizations
* Government information sources.

To broaden the scope of this established reference work, Vin T. Sparano, Editor Emeritus and Senior Field Editor of Outdoor Life, has compiled brand-new chapters and sections on survival, all-terrain vehicles, and watersports (including kayaking, water skiing, and personal watercraft). He has also included new information on GPS (Global Positioning System) and increased focus on such sections as fly fishing, sporting clays, backpacking, nutrition, and new first-aid breakthroughs in outdoor emergencies. With nearly 400 new photographs and 100 drawings added to the already more than 1300 illustrations, Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia illustrates the newest technology and the latest trends in the outdoors.

Representing decades of research and authoritative writing by Vin T. Sparano, this is the definitive guide that bridges all aspects of the outdoors today. It is a must buy for anyone and everyone venturing outdoors.

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Praise for COMPLETE OUTDOORS ENCYCLOPEDIA:

"COMPLETE OUTDOORS ENCYCLOPEDIA is like a vintage wine, it has only gotten better with age and subsequent editions." --Nick Karas, NY NEWSDAY

"Vin T. Sparano's lifetime as an outdoorsman is reflected in every chapter of this comprehensive reference. COMPLETE OUTDOORS ENCYCLOPEDIA is one of the most complete guides I've ever seen. Everything you need to know from fishing knots to survival skills is covered in detail." --Todd Smith, editor-in-chief, OUTDOOR LIFE

"What a tremendous reference! There is no comparable source of so much valuable and practical information anywhere else-nor by a more competent authority." --Ken Schultz, contributing editor, FIELD & STREAM

About the Author:

Vin T. Sparano has been an outdoor editor and writer for more than thirty-five years. He is Editor Emeritus and Senior Field Editor of Outdoor Life, having served as editor-in-chief for five years. He lives with his wife, Betty, in Barnegat Light, New Jersey.

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