Tracking, or "reading sign", is an ancient skill.
This comprehensive guide presents details on the art of tracking.
Details covered include, how to instructions, along with helpful hints and tips that will allow you to track animals, as well as people easily.
For example the author states, that while tracking look for spoor that is unlikely to be caused by nature and that tracking is easiest in soft, damp soil, in sand and heavy dust.
Try to track into the sun if possible...shadows will be cast into indentations on the ground and spoor should be carefully examined to determine 4 key signs, all of which are discussed in this book.
The direction of travel, as well as age of spoor, can be determined by a variety of factors, such as overturned leaves will have a darker underside and scuffed foliage and bark will display a lighter color.
Furthermore blood stains will be red when fresh, and then quickly oxidize and turn brown.
If you are wanting to improve your tracking skills for hunting or want to learn from scratch, this is the guide you need.