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Tracking Dangerous Criminals

Created on 27 May 2014. Posted in Tracking

... leaving any footprints. Sometimes it may simply be impossible to hide your tracks, for example on barren dunes. But then you need to move through areas where the criminals do not go, so that they will ...

Born to Run

Created on 27 May 2014. Posted in Born to Run

   BY RICHARD CONNIFF, APRIL 16, 2008, Men's Health Millions of years of genetic mutation and adaptation have produced a singular animal whose body, mind, and spirit are primed to sprint ...

The Kudu Chase

Created on 27 May 2014. Posted in Born to Run

... or overheating, !Nate broke into a sprint, running in front of the kudu and keeping it from getting into the shade. At the same time he tried to cut in front of it to chase it back to Kayate. When we ...

The Origin of Tracking

Created on 27 May 2014. Posted in Born to Run

... may be regarded as following footprints in ideal tracking conditions where the prints are clear and easy to follow. Systematic tracking is a more refined form of simple tracking, and it requires an ability ...

Tracking Science

Created on 27 May 2014. Posted in Science

... a while, !Nam!kabe started to investigate several sets of footprints in a particular area. He pointed out that these footprints all belonged to the same animal, but were made during previous days. He explained ...

Animal Tracks of New England

Created on 08 April 2014. Posted in Books

by Ian Sheldon, Tamara Hartson and Mark Elbroch Concise descriptions of the animals and their tracks are combined with detailed drawings of the front and back prints, stride patterns and other important ...

Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California

Created on 08 April 2014. Posted in Books

By Mark Elbroch, Michael Kresky and Jonah Evans Spotting an animal's fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the ...

The Origin of Science

Created on 22 January 2013. Posted in Science

... available as a Free eBook on our Science/Books page Paper copies of The Origin of Science will be printed on demand. If you would like to buy a paper copy, please send your contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ...

Indigenous Knowledge

Created on 22 January 2013. Posted in Science

... remained unchanged over the last ten thousand years – all humans have retained a basic ability to recognize and interpret footprints on a beach. When you look at footprints on a beach, what you see and ...

Free eBooks

Created on 22 January 2013. Posted in Science

... by Louis Liebenberg (1990) - 3MB Paper copies of The Origin of Science will be printed when there is sufficient demand. If you would like to buy a paper copy, please send your contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so ...

Cape Times: Man on a mission to track muggers

Created on 11 February 2011. Posted in Print

Tiny tear patterns in a shoeprint can help a ranger determine whether a criminal or hiker has walked through an area. This is just one of the methods professional tracker Louis Liebenberg has used to track ...

Men’s Health: Yes, You Were Born to Run

Created on 01 January 2011. Posted in Print

... quickly out of sight in the brushy Kalahari landscape. But keeping up was more than just a matter of running; the hunters also needed to pick up footprints in the sand on the fly. Liebenberg, then age ...

Tracker Evaluations

Created on 19 July 2010. Posted in Tracking

... includes fractions of footprints and very indistinct spoor that requires considerable experience to identify, or that of a very rare animal in the area. Bonus Points and Spoor Not Allowed Spoor interpretation ...

Learning to Track

Created on 19 July 2010. Posted in Tracking

... and activities in easy terrain, such as barren dunes along beaches or in arid regions. This will help you visualise tracks and signs in terrain where footprints are not obvious. From terrain with soft ...

Principles of Tracking

Created on 19 July 2010. Posted in Tracking

... lose it in any similar spoor. They will look for such features in the footprints as well as for an individual manner of walking. Often hoofs of antelope are broken or have chipped edges or when it is walking ...

Spoor Interpretation

Created on 19 July 2010. Posted in Tracking

... and standing The imprints made by an animal's body and by its legs folded underneath the body will indicate when an animal has been lying down. Where an animal has been lying down in grass, the grass ...

Classification of Signs

Created on 19 July 2010. Posted in Tracking

Spoor Spoor includes a wide range of signs, from obvious footprints, which provide detailed information on the identity and activities of an animal, to very subtle signs which may indicate nothing more ...