February 11th, 2010
An introduction to The Way of Things

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Author: Golden Press New York

These wonderful books cover an array of subjects that I, and many others, remember and cherish from our youth. While often considered literature based for children or young adults, these books carry with them a complete and useful overview of...

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A discussion on where the alluvial fan comes in contact with the stony mass in the mountain. This area is important in understanding life and the surrounding desert. It can be seen on topographical maps and satellite images.


January 23rd, 2014
This is one of the most famous petroglyphs in North America and rightfully so. It is unique in many ways. To start with, it’s an action shot with two characters inter-acting with each other. This alone puts it in a rare and unique category of petroglyphs, and makes it worth trying to understand all that we can read from it.
November 25th, 2013
In a time before our modern roads there were ancient roads that crisscrossed the desert, sometimes for hundreds of miles, others just to go from one valley to the next.
September 16th, 2013
Not all petroglyphs lend themselves to be interpreted or understood. Those that do can give us tremendous insight to the ways of the past. In this picture we have three different petroglyphs from a panel in the east Mojave preserve. Each had meaning and value at the time that were created.


January 27th, 2013
In order to understand hunting in the human way one must understand humanity's past and present and this will give insight to those who wonder about its future. In our modern day and age it is passionately debated as to whether hunting and killing are proper and useful components of human activity.
January 26th, 2013
While it is obvious that an understanding of tracking and reading sign is absolutely crucial to understanding hunting, it is also crucial to understanding the environment whether one hunts or not - indeed whether one is a either hunter or a gatherer. If you cannot read sign you are in essence environmentally illiterate. And like all forms of illiteracy, it is a barrier to knowledge and information.
January 25th, 2013
Presence and awareness: This is truly one of the most fascinating subjects a naturalist can explore because it deals with both the physical the psychological worlds.