This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia will once again prove to be the most effective outdoor reference work ever published. This monumental guide to the outdoors is produced in full colour, featuring more than 1,300 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations. Totally revised and updated, this indispensable reference offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bowhunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for both vice and experienced sportsmen, as well as any person planning to learn about the outdoors for the first time. To broaden the scope of this established reference work, author Vin T. Spara has compiled brand-new sections on wilderness survival, all-terrain vehicles, and boating. He has added new information on GPS and increased focus on such specialty sections as fly fishing, sporting clays, backpacking, nutrition, and new first-aid breakthroughs for outdoors emergencies. With nearly 300 new colour photographs added to the already more than 1,000 illustrations, Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia clearly explains and illustrates the newest techlogies and the latest trends in the outdoors.
Vin T. Sparano has been an outdoors editor and writer for more than fifty years. He is editor emeritus of Outdoor Life and has written and edited more than fifteen books about the outdoors, including the four previous editions of Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia. In 2009, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fisherman's Conservation Association.