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Gr 2–4—Though simply written, these guides offer cogent information and instructions about outdoor activities. Kayaking, for example, contains instructions (best learned before being needed) for rolling a capsized boat back over. Camping includes not only systematic advice about planning a trip and gathering supplies, but also mentions entertaining things to do, such as cooking and taking hikes, then ends with safety admonitions and a basic checklist. All volumes are illustrated with captioned color photos and most have value-adding features, such as a detailed account of how caves form in Caving and a page on overfishing issues in Fishing. No children are featured in the photos in Hunting except on the cover.

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