By Samuel G. Camp. Combines the pleasure of catching fish with the gratification of following the sport in the most approved manner. The suggestions offered are helpful to beginner and expert anglers. The range of fish and fishing conditions covered is wide and includes such subjects as "Casting Fine and Far Off," "Strip-Casting for Bass," "Fishing For Mountain Trout" and "Autumn Fishing for Lake Trout." The book is pervaded with a spirit of love for the streamside and the out-doors generally which the genuine angler will appreciate. A companion book to "Fishing Kits and Equipment." The advice on outfitting so capably given in that book is supplemented in this later work by equally valuable information on how to use the equipment.
"Will encourage the beginner and give pleasure to the expert fisherman."—N. Y. Sun.
1 A vein of catching enthusiasm rnns through every chapter."—Scientific American.
By Samuel G. Camp.
A complete guide to the angler buying a new outfit. Every detail of fishing kit of the freshwater angler is described, from rodtip to creel and clothing. Special emphasis is laid on outfitting for fly fishing, but full instruction is also given to the man who wants to catch pickerel, pike, muskellunge, lake-trout, bass and other fresh-water game fishes. Prices are quoted for all articles recommended and the approved method of selecting and testing the various rods, lines, leaders, etc., is described.
"A complete guide to the angler buying a new outfit." —
"The man advised by Mr. Camp will catch his fish." — Seattle P. I.
"Even the seasoned angler will read this book with profit." — Chicago Tribune.
By David Buffum. Mr. Buffum takes up the common, every-day problems of the ordinary horse-user, such as feeding, shoeing, simple home remedies, breaking and the cure for various equine vices. An important chapter is that tracing the influx of Arabian blood into the English and American horses and its value and limitations. Chapters are included on draft-horses, carriage horses, and the development of the two-minute trotter. It is distinctly a sensible book for the sensible man who wishes to know how he can improve his horses and his horsemanship at the same time.
'*/ am recommending it to our students as a useful reference book for both the practical farmer and the student." — T. R.Arkell, Animal Husbandman, N. H. Agricultural Experiment Station.
"Has a great deal of merit from a practical standpoint and is valuable for referencework."—Prof.E. L. Jordon, Professor of Animal Industry, Louisiana State University.
By David Buffum. This deals with the various kinds of soil and their adaptibility to different crops, common sense tests as to the use of soils, and also the common sense methods of cultivation and fertilization in order to restore worn-out soil and keep it at its highest productivity under constant use.
By H. W. Slauson. The intending purchaser of a motor boat is advised as to the type of boat best suited to his particular needs, the power required for the desired speeds, and the equipment necessary for the varying uses. The care of the engine receives special attention and chapters are included on the use of the boat in camping and cruising expeditions, its care through the winter, and its efficiency in the summer.
By Capt. E. T. Morton. A short treatise on the simpler methods of finding position at sea by the observation of the sun's altitude and the use of the sextant and chronometer. It is arranged especially for yachtsmen and amateurs who wish to know the simpler formulae for the necessary navigation involved in taking a boat anywhere off shore. Illustrated with drawings.
By Elbert Wells. Mr. Wells has perfected a method of signalling by means of wig-wag, light, smoke, or whistle which is as simple as it is effective. The fundamental principle can be learnt in ten minutes and its application is far easier than that of any other code now in use. It permits also the use of cipher and can be adapted to almost any imaginable conditions of weather, light, or topography.
"I find it to be the simplest and most practical book on signalling published."—Frank H. Schrenk, Director of Camp "Belgrade.
"One of the finest things of the kind I have ever seen. I believe my seven year old boy can learn to use this system, and I knovj that vue vuill find it very useful here in our Boy Scout vuork—Lyman G. Haskell, Physical Director, T. M. C. A., Jacksonville, Fla.
ByR.B.Sando. The chapters outlined in this book are poultry keeping and keepers, housing and yarding, fixtures and equipment, choosing and buying stock, foods and feeding, hatching and raising chicks. Inbreeding, caponizing, etc., What to do at different seasons, The merits of "secrets and systems", The truth about common poultry fallacies and get-rich-quick schemes. Poultry parasites and diseases. A complete list of the breeds and subjects is attached. It is in effect a comprehensive manual for the instruction of the man who desires to begin poultry raising on a large or small scale and to avoid the ordinary mistakes to which the beginner is prone. All the statements are based on the authors own experience and special care has been taken to avoid sensationalism or exaggeration.
By Arthur S. Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler has chapters on some of the best known general purpose birds such as Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rocks, Wyan-dottes, Mediterraneans, Orpingtons, and Cornish, describing the peculiarities and possibilities of each. There are additional chapters on the method of handling a poultry farm on a small scale with some instructions as to housing the birds, and so forth, and also a chapter on the market side of poultry growing.
By Charles Askins. Part I describes the various makes and mechanisms taking up such points as range and adaptibility of the various calibers, the relative merits of lever, bolt and pump action, the claims of the automatic, and so forth. Part II deals with rifle shooting, giving full instruction for target practice, snap shooting, and wing shooting.
By Williams Haynes.
This is a companion book to The Airedale and deals with the origin o: the breeds, the standard types, appproved methods of breeding, kennel ing, training, care and so forth, with chapters on showing and also or the ordinary diseases and simple remedies.
By Horace Kephart. This book is devided into two parts, Part I dealing with the Rifle and Part II with the Shotgun. Mr. Kephart goes at some length into the questions of range trajectory and killing power of the different types of rifles and charges and also has chapters on rifle mechanisms, sights, barrels, and so forth In the part dealing with shotguns he takes up the question of range, the effectiveness of various loads, suitability of the different types of boring, the testing of the shotguns by pattern, and so forth.
By Josef Brunner. After twenty years of patient study and practical experience, Mr. Brunner can, from his intimate knowledge, speak with authority on this subject. "Tracks and Tracking" shows how to follow intelligently even the most intricate animal or bird tracks. It teaches how to interpret tracks of wild game and decipher the many tell-tale signs of the chase that would otherwise pass unnoticed. It proves how it is possible to tell from the footprints the name, sex, speed, direction, whether and how wounded, and many other things about wild animals and birds. All material has been gathered first hand; the drawings and half-tones from photographs form an important part of the work, as the author has made faithful pictures of the tracks and signs of the game followed. The list is: The White-Tailed or Virginia Deer—The Fan-Tailed Deer—The Mule-Deer—The Wapiti or Elk—The Moose—The Mountain Sheep—The Antelope—The Bear— The Cougar—The Lynx—The Domestic Cat—The Wolf—The Coyote— The Fox—The Jack Rabbit—The Varying Hare—The Cottontail Rabbit— The Squirrel—The Marten and the Black-Footed Ferret—The Otter— The Mink—The Ermine—The Beaver—The Badger—The Porcupine— The Skunk—Feathered Game—Upland Birds—Waterfowl—Predatory Birds—This book is invaluable to the novice as well as the experienced hunter.
"This book studied carefully, will enable the reader to become as well versed in tracking lore as he could by years of actual experience."— Lewis ton Journal.
By Charles A skins. The only practical manual in existance dealing with the modern gun. It contains a full discussion of the various methods, such as snap-shooting, swing and half-swing, discusses the flight of birds with reference to the gunner's problem of lead and range and makes special application of the various points to the different birds commonly shot in this country. A chapter is included on trap shooting and the book closes with a forceful and common-sense presentation of the etiquette of the field.
"jt is difficult to understand how anyone who takes a delight in hunting can afford to be without this valuable book"—Chamber of Commerce Bulletin, Portland, Ore.
"This book will prove an invaluable manual to the true sportsman, whether he be a tyro or expert."—Book News Monthly.
"Its closing chapter on field etiquette deserves careful reading."—N. Y. Times.
By Commander C S, Stanworth, U. S. N. and Others. Deals with the practical handling of sail boats, with some light on the operation of the gasoline motor. It includes such subjects as handling ground tackle, handling lines and taking soundings, and use of the lead line; handling sails, engine troubles that may be avoided, care of the gasolene motor and yachting etiquette.