In a single volume Ernest Thompson Seton, renowned naturalist, writer, artist, and founding leader of the Boy Scouts of America, presents one of the most comprehensive guides to the outdoors ever written. Originally published in 1922 as The Book of Woodcraft, this work represents the culmination of years of observation and experience in the wilderness. Within these pages lie instructions and anecdotes—some expected, some delightfully unanticipated—regarding literally hundreds of arts, crafts, skills, and games. Here one can learn to distinguish edible plants from poisonous ones; start a fire using only a jackknife; build a four-store birdhouse out of a wooden box; communicate in sign language; tie a variety of essential knots; identify trees, wildflowers, animals, birds, and constellations; and much, much more.
Ernest Thompson Seton (1860–1946) was the author and illustrator of over a dozen books including Wild Animals I Have Known and Biography of an Arctic Fox. He served as a leader of the Boy Scout movement in America from its inception in 1910 until 1915. He then went on to found the Woodcraft League of America.
Wood Lore, camping tips, and historical nuggets. . . deserves to be on every scoutmasters shelf.