The Ultimate Desert Handbook: A Manual for Desert Hikers, Campers and Travelers

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 26, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 296 pages
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The first complete book on desert hiking, exploration, and survival, this in-depth guide presents the desert not as an alien environment to be overcome or endured, but as a fascinating opportunity for anyone eager to enjoy a different kind of outdoor experience. The Ultimate Desert Handbook includes comprehensive descriptions of North American deserts, plants, and wildlife; expert advice on desert hiking, backpacking, and camping; the most thorough section on desert navigation ever published; and easy-to-follow tips for everything from selecting a campsite to first aid and rescue.

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This is the only book you will need for hiking, survival, 4WD travel or mountain biking in desert areas. A big book, it covers both North America and world deserts, and provides much more detailed ... Read full review

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This is a must-have book if you plan on hiking or exploring the desert, whether by foot, mountain bike, or 4WD. Good section on GPS and maps, first aid, also desert hazards like snakes, killer bees, etc. A great book for adventure travelers. Read full review

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G. Mark Johnson is an attorney in private practice, a former deputy county attorney for Pima County,Arizona, and a writer on desert hiking, equipment, exploration, and survival who has published in Four-Wheeler Magazine, Desert Survivor, and other magazines. He has 18 years' experience in desert hikingand exploration and has ranged all the North American deserts as well as those of North Africa. Helectures on desert hiking and survival, conducts seminars on these topics, and tests gear in the desertenvironment for the outdoor equipment manufacturers.

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