Recommended Reading

Below is a list of books recommended by SCA leaders and staff. These books are great resources for campfire reading, environmental education, or to add to a cache library for sharing. If you have a suggestion, pass it on to [email protected].

Deep Survival:  Why highly capable & trained people still make stupid mistakes.  It discusses how our brains learn the lessons we learn, how they apply those lessons to reality and how/when that screws us up.  A navy seal makes a dumb mistake and dies in a guided white water trip; why one mountaineer survives a 3 day white out and his buddy doesn’t; etc.  A little morbid but fascinating material.

Ohlone Way: This book is a captivating account and documentation of California prior to European arrival. Although the setting is in California, the theme of the book is easily transferable to a multitude of other geographic regions. The Ohlone Way is a great way to incorporate Environmental Education into your crew curriculum.

The Lorax: Dr. Seuss just seems to have a way with words and kiddos–he’s timeless. 🙂

Lightly on the Land by Robert C. Birkby

Outdoor Leadership by John Graham

The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter (great read aloud!)

Animal, Vegetable , Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver