Interested in experiencing the outdoors but overwhelmed by everything you need to know to backpack safely? Do you have a sudden itch to venture out into the wilderness, wake up next to a babbling brook somewhere and watch the sun slowly come over the horizon? Are you ready to escape (albeit temporarily) from the daily grind and a society that prioritizes consumerism over all else? Backpacking allows us to experience nature in a way that simply isn´t achievable through other means. The problem for many of us, however, is getting started. Finding a good place to backpack, selecting gear (one trip to the sporting goods store makes this seem like an overwhelming feat by itself) and learning how to survive without the modern amenities we have come to rely on are all daunting tasks for the inexperienced backpacker. Backpacking is a rewarding activity that anyone can enjoy with proper knowledge, training and skills. Also, you´ll discover... Selecting appropriate gear for your first trip How to make healthy food choices on the trail Complete gear checklist designed specifically for the novice backpacker And much more! Table of Contents Preparation and Fitness Weight is Your Enemy Don´t Skimp on Footwear The Heart of Your Equipment Don´t Forget Your Hat! Gimme Shelter The Backcountry Kitchen Comfort and Safety Navigation 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Hempel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027934/bk_acx0_027934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book deals with one the most interesting aspects of human life-the search for meaning. It discusses how the science of semiotics is equipped to provide insight on what meaning is and how we produce it. Why is it that certain people routinely put their survival at risk by smoking? Why is it that some women make locomotion difficult for themselves by donning high-heel footwear? Are there unconscious forces at work behind such strange behaviors? This book will attempt to answer such questions by claiming that these behaviors are meaningful in culture-specific ways. The discipline that studies such behaviors and their relation to meanings is called semiotics. Semiotics probes the human condition in its own peculiar way, by unraveling the meanings of signs , which motivate not only the wearing of high heel shoes, but also the construction of words and art forms. Now in its third edition, this landmark introduction to semiotics has been updated with a wealth of new content, focusing on the many developments in digital culture since the previous edition. With the addition of topics such as memes, Selfies, social media profiles, and even Mafia discourse, the new edition comprehensively covers new trends in culture while streamlining treatments of basic semiotics contents.