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Paperback Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer Book

ISBN: 006144958X

ISBN13: 9780061449581

Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer

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Born to Explore is filled with skills, projects, and essential knowledge for the budding adventurerExplorer extraordinaire Richard Wiese's more than one hundred excellent projects show how to have fun with science and nature, how to not always take the most walked path, and how to learn to "read" the natural world. Discovery does not occur just in the Amazon or deep in the ocean. It happens everywhere around us: Navigate by the stars, Tell time without...

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A Seminal Handbook for the New Age of Exploration

Wiese's latest tome serves as both a beacon and an inspiration for every sort of explorer, from the curious child to the armchair dreamer to the bug-bitten and frostbitten veteran of exploratory campaigns on earth, under water and out in space. Our world feels smaller thanks to jet travel, TV and the internet. Wiese's important book teaches us to understand--and appreciate--the much bigger world that exploration reveals to us. And the author takes pains to show us that explorations can be conducted in a bathtub or a backyard, with lessons that can be applied universally. This book is certain to get you and your children outside, launching you on your own personal exploration. And with the journey will come discovery, revelation and a greater understanding of our place in the universe.

The guide for MacGyvers everywhere

"This is the book for parents who want to instill a love of the outdoors to their kids. Fishing with a Coke bottle? Building a fox hole radio? That strikes me as a lot more resourceful - and fun - than simply ordering the latest gadget online. Born to Explore awakens the MacGyver in us all." - Jeff Blumenfeld, editor

The Ultimate Guidebook for Explorers

I would consider this the "Must Have" book for 2009. Through Born to Explore, Wiese does an excellent job bringing exploration back into the lives of the urban/suburban dweller. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants to learn some useful survival tools for the outdoors and would especially recommend this for anyone with children or grandchildren. This book offers hours of entertainment...

Simply an amazing and inspirational book!

I would like to make two comments about "Born to Explore". #1 - "Born to Explore" embodies this principle: Live as if were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever. #2 - The wisest people have taught me that two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings. "Born to Explore" teaches both. This book is a must read!


After reading this book with my 15 year old son, there are so many projects we would like to try in our own backyard this summer. This book is like having your own personal Summer Camp Instructor. Richard Wiese has created a Must Have masterpiece. Easy to follow instructions and wonderful graphics!
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