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

Featured Book

Author: Gale Monson and Lowell Summers

This is a book I wish I would have known about when I first began exploring the desert on my own. It covers every aspect of desert bighorn sheep survival and management that I can think of. It is ideal for the novice just beginning to understand...

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A model explanation of how an animal’s senses are used to heighten their awareness.

Articles

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.

Philosophy

April 22nd, 2014
For many years I have worked in power plants that generated electricity for "the grid". "The grid" refers to the electrical distribution system that supplies electrical power to our homes and factories, sometimes from power plants more than 1000 miles away.
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.