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About the Author

John Gookin, PhD, is a life-long educator. He currently manages curriculum and research at NOLS, where he has worked for 33 years. John has been studying backcountry lightning safety for 15 years and is a member of the Lightning Safety Team at the National Weather Service. He lives in Lander, WY.

Scott Morris is a writer for NOLS based in Lander, Wyoming. He studied Adventure Education and History at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont before moving to the Rocky Mountains. In his free time Scott enjoys climbing big mountains and swimming, biking, and running around Lander. Before working for NOLS, Scott led wilderness canoe and backpacking trips for youth.
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Product Details

  • Series: NOLS Library
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books (June 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811713644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811713641
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kim Freitas on June 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
NOLS' new Lightning guide is an excellent reference for those traveling in the backcountry! This guide includes practical advice that teaches the reader how to minimize risks associated with lightning storms.

This guide was easy to read with short, concise chapters explaining lightning science in simple language. This NOLS guide tells the best actions to take if your travel party encounters lightning in the backcountry.

The chapters on lightning science are understandable with lots of pictures. I'd highly recommend this guide when planning a trip into the backcountry and looking for more knowledge about anticipating storms and minimizing lightning risks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom on January 29, 2015
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As an outdoor educator and guide I have studied lightning for years and believe Gookin's book to be the most useful book for outdoor people available. It is concise, clear and well illustrated with great explanations and stories. I have ordered several more for my university and plan to make it required reading for all of my instructors - thank you for your efforts NOLS!!!!!!! You can't imagine how much we appreciate it - well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Josef Jurkowitsch on July 14, 2014
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Fantastic book with Lots of useful information...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Uncle Mike on September 22, 2014
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Fair maybe I was expecting too much.
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