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  • The Wilderness StarGuard® is a cutting edge course designed to meet the needs of wilderness trip leaders with a focus on prevention. This remote application to aquatic rescue courses can be taken alone as a primary training, as an add-on module to the StarGuard® course, or as a module for current lifeguards. Site assessment, swimmer assessment, and improvising lifeguarding equipment are key components that differentiate this course from traditional waterfront courses.
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    A standard wilderness first aid textbook. This text is the official collaboration between the Wilderness Medical Society, the largest membership society in the world devoted to wilderness medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. (Note that a 5th edition is now available, these are reduced price 4th editions, copyright 2015).
  • Wilderness EMS is designed for EMS providers and leaders who deliver medical care in the wilderness, and those practicing wilderness medicine as part of a formal team. The textbook is a comprehensive, expertly-written reference ideal for this fast-changing and multidisciplinary specialty. This first-of-its-kind text provides specialized instruction and best practices for wilderness EMS practitioners and students – crucial information for the success of today’s rescue missions. A strong foundation in evidence-based medicine, clinical experience, and field applicability makes it especially useful for any EMS provider in a wilderness environment. Features:
    • Addresses WEMS system needs: education, incident command, medical oversight, medicolegal considerations, equipment needs, research, and pharmacology, promoting strong skills in multiagency interactions and transitions of care. Extensive discussion of history of wilderness EMS, including first-ever comprehensive timeline.
    • Covers wilderness, austere, and remote management of specific medical and traumatic conditions, including cold injuries and heat illnesses, lightning injuries, animal bites and envenomations, psychiatric emergencies, low-pressure altitude and high-pressure diving physiology and illnesses, drowning, infectious disease, and much more.
    • Offers information on basic rigging and patient packaging; high- and low-angle rescue; swiftwater and open water rescue; use of ground and air-based rescue vehicles; caving rescue; Search and Rescue (SAR); mountaineering rescue; and wilderness management of special events and severe storms.
    • Features a full-color format with abundant photographs, illustrations, tables, boxes, and references for further study.
    • Includes the most comprehensive list available of WEMS abbreviations for clear communication, and extensive discussion of optimizing language use for clarity in wilderness EMS operations and publications.
    • Presents the expert guidance and knowledge of contributing authors from throughout the U.S., including physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, statewide and local EMS medical directors, therapists, rescue team chiefs, pharmacologists, SAR team members, swiftwater rescue technicians, and many more.
    SHIPPING NOTE: Price here includes domestic shipping. Please contact us for international shipping rates before purchasing. LOCAL BOOKSTORE NOTICE: Hawk Ventures supports local booksellers. This magazine issue is available at our partner bookshop Adventure Bound Books in downtown Morganton, NC. We encourage you to buy your copy there. If you are not local to the NC foothills and your local bookstore does not stock this product, we offer it to you here.
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    “Few new books on Shakespeare—and indeed on literature in general—are likely to excite more pleasurable anticipation than this one by Sherman Hawkins.” —Michael Goldman, Professor Emeritus of English, Princeton University; author of Shakespeare and the Energies of Drama, Acting and Action in Shakespearean Tragedy, and On Drama: Boundaries of Genre, Borders of Self Perhaps the most important, difficult, and unresolved issue in Shakespeare studies is the question of Lear's last lines; the whole meaning of Shakespeare's greatest and most controversial tragedy depends upon it. In the 1608 Quarto, it is “O,o,o,o”—that zero to which the Fool compares Lear himself. In the 1623 Folio, the King's last words are “Look on her! Look, her lips! Look there, look there!” No one but Lear sees what he points us to envision. Is it epiphany or delusion? Is Lear's tragedy nihilistic or redemptive? In search of an answer, this book deploys a wide spectrum of critical approaches: close scrutiny of the rival texts and comparison with the plays sources, the unique double structure of Lear, its symbols and imagery, its visual and verbal scriptural allusions, even its numerology. The book enlists its readers in a quest for final meaning, not unlike the movement of the play itself towards Dover and the extreme verge of its imagined cliff, that high place where life borders upon death and earth meets sky and sea. SHIPPING NOTE: Price here includes domestic shipping. Please contact us for international shipping rates before purchasing. LOCAL BOOKSTORE NOTICE: Hawk Ventures supports local booksellers. This magazine issue is available at our partner bookshop Adventure Bound Books in downtown Morganton, NC. We encourage you to buy your copy there. If you are not local to the NC foothills and your local bookstore does not stock this product, we offer it to you here.
  • The 2019 Annual Mountain Issue of Our State magazine featured Linville Gorge, the "Grand Canyon of the East" and one of our primary Hawk Ventures classrooms, and Morganton, headquarters of Hawk Ventures. LOCAL BOOKSTORE NOTICE: Hawk Ventures supports local booksellers. This magazine issue is available at our partner bookshop Adventure Bound Books in downtown Morganton, NC. We encourage you to buy your copy there. If you are not local to the NC foothills and your local bookstore does not stock this product, we offer it to you here.
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    This bundle includes Sherman Hawkins' Promised End (1st edition, 2019), edited by Seth Collings Hawkins, Katy Hawkins, and Daniel Hawkins, along with the Arden Shakespeare's edition of King Lear, edited by R. A. Foakes (third series, 1997). The full retail price of these two texts is $132.57. This bundle offers both together for $95, a 30% discount of the combined retail price.
  • Our Ben Abo-designed scrub caps are now available for preorder! Breathable and soft scrub cap with velcro closure on back. With the Hawk Ventures Safety Third logo on the left, and our operational logo "stercore factum questus" ("getting shit done") on the right. Sure to quickly become the favorite, most comfortable part of your PPE! (Because the mask ear loops sure aren't...) More information on the emergency services Safety Third movement launched by Hawk Ventures is here. NOTE: We are accepting preorders now. Actual product will ship when available. Expected availability 2-3 weeks.
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