The Tracker's Field Guide: A Comprehensive Handbook for Animal Tracking (Local Author)

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by James C. Lowery, 2022 (3rd edition). Paperback, 416 pages.

Step richly into the animal world by discovering what their tracks tell you about their purpose, mood and individuality. Learn to understand an animal’s current behavior and choices through the context of its biology and the tracks it leaves behind. From decades of field research and teaching tracking to thousands, expert tracker Jim Lowery leads you to confident identification of tracks and into a deeper relationship with animals and their habitat, using many examples, tips, and focused notes written specifically for field exploration.

This easy-to-use guide features:

  • Extensive illustrations and photos of tracks which show you speed, movement and behavior
  • Thorough and concise “Notes for the Tracker” about the biology of each species, distilled from nearly a thousand primary sources
  • “Track Windows” which teach you how to access each species’ essence through field exploration
  • Clear identification tips to help you make distinction between easily confused tracks and compare tracks of similar species

About the Author

James C. Lowery - a Los Padres ForestWatch supporter - has taught hundreds of beginning and advanced tracking workshops over the past eighteen years. His school, Earth Skills, offers courses and special training in tracking and survival. He lives and works in Frazier Park, California amidst the Los Padres National Forest.