Mythbusting the Great Outdoors: What's True and What's Not? (Paperback)

Mythbusting the Great Outdoors: What's True and What's Not? By Jamie Siebrase, Olivia Wischmeyer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jamie Siebrase, Olivia Wischmeyer (Illustrator)
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The skeptic's guide to everything you thought you knew about life outside. Mysteries, misunderstandings, mistakes and unapologetic myths lurk in every corner of the great outdoors Is "earthquake weather" a real phenomenon? Just how dangerous are wild mushrooms? Can animals smell fear? And is moss even remotely useful for navigating through the wilderness? Mythbusting the Great Outdoors tackles a wide range of common misconceptions plaguing the world of outdoor adventure, using science to debunk beliefs even longtime nature lovers might erroneously take as fact. Do you know... -why they say people lose half their body heat through their heads? -how to build and extinguish a campfire according to Leave No Trace guidelines? -what tools will you need to successfully navigate at night with the North Star?

About the Author

Jamie Siebrase is a Denver journalist and the author of Hiking with Kids Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families. When she's not on an adventure, she's writing about the outdoors and parenting for a variety of newspapers and magazines. Olivia Wischmeyer is an Albuquerque New Mexico -based interdisciplinary artist. Find her work online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781493063475
ISBN-10: 1493063472
Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English