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Tracking Books
Read and reviewed these books on Bushcraft UK , ignoring the tracking books that deal specifically with Northern European Mammals here are some of the best tracking books I have read so far.


Jon Young and Tiffany Morgan
Animal Tracking Basics
Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3326-7


Overlapping the traditional and fundamental tracking skills of observation and interpretation,and crossing over to Holistic tracking, tuning into the natural world with basic exercises designed to develop Increasing and refine sensory awareness and intuition. With chapters covering journaling, ecology mapping, animal runs, trailing, aging tracks and sign, birdsong and storytelling and finally a chapter on modern tracking tools cyber-tracker software, camera traps, digital photography and video recording, soot trays and trapping.



Jack Kearney.
Tracking a Blueprint for Learning How: 8th Ed 2009.
Pathways Press. ISBN 978-0-9658881-1-0


A dedicated and proven "step by step" system to learning the art of tracking, by former US Boarder Patrol’s Agent Jack Kearny, tracker and instructor.



Tom Brown, Jr.
Nature Observation and Tracking: 1983.
Berkley Books, NY,. ISBN 978-0-425-09966-7


If you only ever buy one book on tracking, you guessed it, buy this one, from a master tracker Tom Brown Jr.



Tom Brown, Jr.
The Science and Art of Tracking: 1999.
Berkley Books, NY,. ISBN 978-0-425-15772-5


Without question and by far the most advanced and in depth study of track features ever published,. A master class in tracking.



Bob Carss tracking instructor 22 SAS (Ret) .
The Complete Guide to Tracking: New Rev Ed 2009.
Right Way. ISBN 978-0-7160-2205-3


Comprehensive and detailed, essential reading for any future tracker, from cover to cover, page by page packed full with all the Information,knowledge and skills for the new or advanced tracker. Tried, tested and proven by SF trackers.
Forwarded by the legendary John 'lofty' Wiseman.



David Diaz.
Tracking, Signs of Man, Signs of Hope: 2005. .
Lyons Press. ISBN 978-1-59228-686-7


Compulsory reading for any SAR, law enforcement, or military tracker, with an incredible and compulsive account of an operational chase by David Diaz acknowledged SF tracking expert.



David Scott-Donelan.
Tactical Tracking Operations: 1998.
Paladin Press. ISBN 978-158160003-2


From 1961 David Scott-Donelan served in a TCU of the Rhodesian SAS Selous Scouts. In 1980 he joined the South African SF reconnaissance regiment, before becoming Training Director of a Tactical Tracking Operations School in the United States.
Possibly the best tactical tracking book ever printed .

Any other reading suggestions would be very welcome. Cheers.
 
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Oops Sorry Chaps! Going through my old post and I have already posted this book list. Any moderator wanting to delete this page can feel free to do so.
 
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