In this excerpt from Defensive Handgun Skills, David Fessenden gives a basic overview of how to get into the defensive handgun stance and how to present or "draw" your handgun.
The Practical Angler; Or, the Art of Trout-Fishing, More Particularly Applied to Clear Water by W C. Stewart
"Keeping in mind that this tome is from a long time ago, and that a lot has changed, this is a real keeper. It was like reading from one of the harvey penick golf books. In short, this gentleman knew his material extremely well." – Amazon Reviewer
Big-city cop and gunfight veteran Gabe Suarez teaches you the most vital lessons and techniques for prevailing in any situation where you must draw your weapon. Chapters include The Dynamics of a Gunfight, The Rules of Close-Quarter Combat, Holding Hostiles at Gunpoint and more.
The American Angler Guide to Fly Fishing For Trout will, within a brief 176 pages, provide the beginning and intermediate angler with everything they need to know in order to successfully fly fish for the most popular quarry in America. It will contain the essentials of casting, the basics of both dry fly fishing and wet fly fishing, a primer on various species of trout, and an overview of prime destinations for planning your trip. Presented in 4-color, there will be forty to fifty color photographs as well eight to ten line drawings illustrating casting and knot-tying fundamentals. The American Angler Guide will be matched with Fly Tyer’s Guide to Essential Trout Flies.
An essential guide to everything you need to stay sheltered, fed, healthy, and safe in the backcountry
Organized around the six essentials of survival (shelter, water, food, fire, comfort and health, and navigation), Wilderness Survival Handbook covers 100 skills and techniques, including preserving fire, building pit shelters, toolmaking, stoneboiling cookery, and trapping and hunting animals with handmade tools and weapons. By mastering these skills, you will be able to survive with few tools or provisions in any wilderness setting–forest, plain, desert, or tundra–in nearly any part of the world.
Anders Halverson provides an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has become the most commonly stocked and controversial freshwater fish in the United States. Discovered in the remote waters of northern California, rainbow trout have been artificially propagated and distributed for more than 130 years by government officials eager to present Americans with an opportunity to get back to nature by going fishing. Proudly dubbed “an entirely synthetic fish” by fisheries managers, the rainbow trout has been introduced into every state and province in the United States and Canada and to every continent except Antarctica, often with devastating effects on the native fauna. Halverson examines the paradoxes and reveals a range of characters, from nineteenth-century boosters who believed rainbows could be the saviors of democracy to twenty-first-century biologists who now seek to eradicate them from waters around the globe. Ultimately, the story of the rainbow trout is the story of our relationship with the natural world—how it has changed and how it startlingly has not.
A collection of vintage books focusing on the art of fishing and angling. The contents and subjects in these books range from fly fishing, fresh water fishing, salt water fishing, baits and lures, location prospecting, fishing technique and much more. Listed below are the book contained within this collection:
1) Fishing With the Fly, by Charles F. Orvis and Others
2) Fishing With Floating Flies, by Samuel G. Camp
3) Favorite Fish and Fishing, by James A. Henshall, M.D.
4) The Determined Angler and the Brook Trout, by Charles Bradford
5) Amateur Fish Culture, by Charles Edward Walker
6) Fishing in British Columbia, by T.W. Lambert
7) The Boy with the U. S. Fisheries, by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Modifications of lures and development of new baits and techniques continue to keep the fare fish, and that's important. Bass seem to become "accustomed" to the same artificials and presentations seen over and over again. As a result, they become harder to catch. It's the new approach that again sparks the interest on the largemouth. To that end, this book explores some of the latest ideas for modifying; rigging and using bass lures. All are highly effective when utilized in the correct environment and conditions. The book details productive trick modifications and tactics that any novice or professional angler can apply to catch more bass with artificial lures.
The conservation of marine benthic biodiversity is a recognised goal of a number of national and international programs such as the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). In order to attain this goal, information is needed about the distribution of life in the ocean so that spatial conservation measures such as marine protected areas (MPAs) can be designed to maximise protection within boundaries of acceptable dimensions. Ideally, a map would be produced that showed the distribution of benthic biodiversity to enable the efficient design of MPAs. The dilemma is that such maps do not exist for most areas and it is not possible at present to predict the spatial distribution of all marine life using the sparse biological information currently available.
Knowledge of the geomorphology and biogeography of the seafloor has improved markedly over the past 10 years. Using multibeam sonar, the benthic ecology of submarine features such as fjords, sand banks, coral reefs, seamounts, canyons, mud volcanoes and spreading ridges has been revealed in unprecedented detail.
This book provides a synthesis of seabed geomorphology and benthic habitats based on the most recent, up-to-date information. Introductory chapters explain the drivers that underpin the need for benthic habitat maps, including threats to ocean health, the habitat mapping approach based on principles of biogeography and benthic ecology and seabed (geomorphic) classification schemes. Case studies from around the world are then presented. They represent a range of seabed features where detailed bathymetric maps have been combined with seabed video and sampling to yield an integrated picture of the benthic communities that are associated with different types of benthic habitat. The final chapter examines critical knowledge gaps and future directions for benthic habitat mapping research.
Reviews and compares the different methodologies currently being used Includes global case studiesProvides geological expertise into what has traditionally been a biological discipline
First published in 1990, The Economics of Salmon Aquaculturewas the first book to systematically analyse the salmon aquacultureindustry, from both a market and production perspective. Sincepublication of the first edition of this book, the salmonaquaculture industry has grown at a phenomenal rate, with salmonnow being consumed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Thissecond edition of a very popular and successful book brings thereader right up to date with all the major current issuespertaining to salmon aquaculture.
Commencing with an overview of the production process inaquaculture, the following chapters provide in-depth coverage ofthe sources of the world’s supply of salmon, the growth inproductivity, technological changes, environmental issues, markets,market structure and competitiveness, lessons that can be learntfrom the culture of other species, optimal harvesting techniques,production planning, and investment in salmon farms.
Written by Frank Ashe and Trond Bjørndal, two of theworld's leading experts in the economics of aquaculture, thissecond edition of The Economics of Salmon Aquacultureprovides the salmon aquaculture industry with an essentialreference work, including a wealth of commercially importantinformation. This book is also a valuable resource for upper levelstudents and professionals in aquaculture and economics, andlibraries in all universities and research establishments wherethese subjects are studied and taught should have copies of thisimportant book on their shelves.