Ray Mears' World of Survival

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9780004720838: Ray Mears' World of Survival

Companion book to the BBC series. From the Arctic to the Kalahari desert, world expert survival instructor Ray Mears discovers ancient survival skills that are on the threshold of extinction. A practical guide and a fascinating study of native peoples.

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'Mears' World of Survival' reveals how native peoples survive in the harshest environments on Earth. From the Arctic and Siberia, where you have to endure temperatures of minus 50 degrees centigrade, to the Kalahari desert, tropical jungle and the Australian outback, Ray discovers the ancient skills that enable the local peoples to live in such unforgiving climates.

Baffin Island, the Arctic

Siberia

Arnhemland, Australia

The Kalahari Desert

Western Samoa

Indonesia

Illustrated throughout with stunning colour photographs, 'Mears' World of Survival' is both a practical guide to survival skills and a fascinating study of native peoples and their lands.

At the end of the twentieth century, the blessings – and curses – of modern civilisation are reaching the most remote regions of the world.

Telephones and TV, radio and air travel can connect even the most isolated communities with the rest of humanity. This is having a profound impact on societies hitherto isolated by inhospitable climates or impassable terrain.

Paradoxically, the sum of human knowledge may be reduced by the impact of modern culture on the world's last 'native' peoples. Ancient skills, honed over centuries, enable them to endure conditions no modern inventions can overcome. Yet they are vanishing before our eyes. Practical and ingenious survival techniques once handed down from generation to generation are now restricted to the old; soon, they may be forgotten. Ray Mears understands that ancient techniques can often have valuable application today. As 'Mears' World of Survival' reveals, we have much to learn from peoples able to survive in such disparate environments as Siberia and the Kalahari desert.

Ray Mears is an internationally acknowledged survival instructor who teaches a wide variety of students both civilian and military. His skills and philosophy of survival, both the product of extensive travel and work with native peoples across the world, have won a wider audience through the BBC series 'Tracks'.

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Ray Mears is an internationally acknowledged survival instructor who teaches a wide variety of students both civilian and military. His skills and philosophy of survival, both the product of extensive travel and work with native peoples across the world, have won a wider audience through the BBC series ‘Tracks’.

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Published by Harpercollins Pub Ltd (1999)
ISBN 10: 0004720830 ISBN 13: 9780004720838
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