The new Basic Illustrated books are information-packed tools in a heavily illustrated, richly designed, contemporary four-color format. Written for the novice but great as a handy reference for the veteran, these highly illustrated guides distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable packages. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books show you what you need to know.
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Veteran outdoor author William Forgey, M.D. is engaged in the full-time practice of family medicine and is a member of the board of trustees of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a past president of the Wilderness Medical Society. A former Boy Scout scoutmaster and Medical Explorer Post and High Adventure Post advisor, he currently serves on the National Health and Safety Committee and as an advisory board member for the Northern Tier High Adventure Base for the Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of many wilderness medicine and camping books, including Basic Illustrated Wilderness First Aid (FalconGuides).