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Suggested Reading

Listed below are a few of the suggested readings if you are interested in becoming involved in SAR or becoming a dog handler. This list is a small portion of what is now available for those with an interest.

Lists are in alphabetical order by author.


Articles
Carr, C. 2009. Terra Incognita. Neurology Now, Nov/Dec 2009, 4pgs. READ ARTICLE
Gordon, L.E. 2017. Canine Decontamination. 44 pgs. READ ARTICLE
Kelly Falconer, K. (ND). Missing at Risk - Understanding and Managing the Search for the Missing Alzheimer's Subject. 18 pgs.READ ARTCILE (pdf)
Lohr, D. Missing, Wandering Alzheimer's Patients A Growing Concern. Huffington Post, July 26, 2013, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/wandering-alzheimers-_n_3653267.html?1374842908.
Melvin, C. 2011. Introduction to Scent Theory - “Pheromone” Communications. NASDN Gazette, Spring 2001, North American Search Dog Network, pgs 1-4.. READ ARTICLE (pdf)
Melvin, C.E. 2013. K9 102 for Search Management. Park Ranger, Issue 2. Pgs 72-74. 
Melvin, C.E. 2011. K-9 101 for search management. Technical Rescue.60. 62-65 pgs. READ ARTICLE (pdf)

Literature
Agosta, W.C. 1992. Chemical communications, the language of pheromones. W.H. Freeman & Co., NY. 180 pgs.
Aloff, B. 2005. Canine Body Language, a Photographic Guide. Dog Wise, Wenatchee, WA. 370 pgs.
American Rescue Dog Association. 1991. Search and Rescue Dogs Training Methods. Howell Book House, NY
    208pgs. 
Armstrong, B. & K. Williams. 1986.  The Avalanche Book.  Fulcrum, Inc. Golden, CO. 231 pgs.
Auerbach, P.S. 2012.  Wilderness medicine. Elsevier/Mosby. Philadelphia, PA.  2277pgs. 
Bauer, N.K. 2006. Dog heroes of September 11th: a tribute to America's search and rescue dogs. Kennel Club
    Books, Allenhurst, NJ.
Benedict, J.  2003.  No Bone Unturned.  Perennial, NY. 304 pgs.
Braestrup, K. 2007. Here if you need me: A true story. Back Bay Books, New York, NY. 211 pgs.
Bryson, S. 1976. Search and Rescue Dog Training. The Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, CA. 213 pgs. 
Bryson, S. 1984. Search Dog Training. The Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, CA. 368 pgs.
Bulanda, S. 1994. Ready! The Training of Search and Rescue Dogs. Doral Publishing Inc., Wilsonville, OR.
Bulanda, S. 1999. Ready to Serve, Ready to Save. Doral Publishing , Inc., Wilsonville, OR. 237 pgs.
Bulanda, S.  2017. K9 Search & Rescue Troubleshooting.  Brush Education, Inc. Canada.106 pgs.
Bulanda, S.  2019. K9 Obedience Training Brush Education, Inc. Canada.  204 pgs. 
Burnett, P. 2003. Avalanche! Hasty Search. The Care and Training of Avalanche Search & Rescue Dogs. Doral 
    Publishing, Phoenix, AZ. 229 pgs.
Button, L. 1990. Practical Scent Dog Training. Alpine publications, Inc., Loveland, CO. 145 pgs.
Canterbury, D.  2016.  The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering and Cooking in the Wild.  Adams Media,
    Avon. 256 pgs. MA.  
Charleson, S. 2010. Scent of the Missing. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., NY. 289 pgs.
Clothier, S. 2002. Bones would rain from the sky; Deepening our relationship with dogs. Time Warner Book Group,
     NY.305 pgs.
Chief, General Staff, UK Ministry of Defense, 2001.  Military Tracking.  San Bernardino, CA.148 pgs.
Crippen, T., et al. 2008. Pick of the Pack: Selecting your Canine SAR Partner. National Search Dog Alliance, 
    Houston, TX. 110 pgs.
Cunningham, T. J.  2001.  Forensic Spoorology:  Seeing and Understanding Human Behavior Through 
    Observation, Classification, and Interpretation of Spoor Evidence.  Thesis presented to the U.S. Army
    Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. 193 pgs.
Devi, G. 2017. The Spectrum of Hope.  Workman, Pub. Co, NY.  324 pgs.
Ensminger, J.J. 2012. Police & Military Dogs, Criminal Detection, Forensic Evidence, and Judicial Admissibility
    CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 333 pgs.
Fleck, T. & C. Judah. 2017. Ethics and Legal Issues in the Courtroom for Search & Rescue Dog Handlers.  Costal Books, NC.  211 pgs. 
Forteneaux, S & K. Quackenbush.  2006.  Four Corners Manhunt.  AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN.  132 pgs.
Francis, D. 2010. Bringing Jon Home: The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis. Beaver’s Pond Press, Edina, MN
    209 Pgs
Francis, D. 2019. Grief Travelers.  Jon Francis Foundation, Stillwater, MN 271 pgs.
Fuller, G.,E. Johnson & R. Koester. 2000. Man Trackers and Dog Handlers in Search & Rescue. dbS Publications,
     Charlottesville, VA 98 Pgs.
Gerritson, R. & R. Haak. K-9 Fraud! Fraudulent Handling of Police Search Dogs. Detselig Enterprises, LTD., 
    Calgary, Alberta. 216 pgs.
Gerritsen, R. & R. Haak. 1999. K9 Search and Rescue. Detselig Enterprises LTD., Calgary, Alberta. 176 pgs.
Gerritson, R, R. Haak, & S. Prins. 2010. K-9 Behavior Basics. Detselig Enterprises, Ltd. Calgary, Alberta. 258 pgs.
Gerritsen, R & R. Haak. 2015.  K-9 Scent Training: A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection
    Dog.  Brush Education, Inc., Canada.  194 pgs.
Gerritsen, R & R. Haak.  2016.  K9 Investigation Errors.  Brush Education, Inc., Canada.  
Ghiglieri, M.P. & T. H. Myers. 2001. Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon. Puma Press, Flagstaff, AZ. 408
     pgs.
Giesbrecht, G. G. & J. A. Wilkerson. 2006. Hypothermia, Frostbite and other Cold Injuries. The Mountaineers Books,
    Seattle, WA. 141 pgs.
Gilmartin, K.M. 2002. Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement. E-S Press,Tucson, AZ. 142 pgs.
Glaus, R.A.  2014.  The Psychology of Search & Rescue.  Inkwater Press, Portland, OR.  194 Pgs.
Gooley, T. 2014. The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs. Workman’s Publishing CO., NY.  402 pgs.
Gonzales, L. 2003. Deep Survival. W.W. Norton & Co., NY. 318 pgs.
Hammond, S.M. 2006. Training the Disaster Search Dog. Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA. 186 pgs.
Hawkins, S.C. 2018.  Wilderness EMS.  Wolters Kluwer.  Philadelphia, PA. 587 pgs.
Helton, W.S. (ed.) 2009. Canine Ergonomics; The Science of Working Dogs. CRC Press, Baca Raton, FL. 348 pgs.
Hunter, R. 2003. Fun Nose Work for Dogs. Howln Moon Press. Eliot, Maine. 116pgs.
Jezierski, T, J. Ensminger and L.E. Papet, (Ed.) 2016. Canine Olfaction Science and Law.  CRC Press, Baca Raton,
    FL. 482 pgs.
Judah, C. 2011. Search and Recue Dogs: Water Search: Finding Drowned Persons. Costal Books, USA. 179 pgs.
Judah, J. C. 2007. Building a Basic Foundation for Search & Rescue Dog Training. Coastal, Books, Supply, NC. 175
     pgs.
Judah, J. C. 2008. Buzzards and Butterflies, Human Remains Detection Dogs. Costal Books, 260 pgs.
Judah, C.  2014.Training a Search & Rescue Dog for Wilderness Air Scent Detection.  Coastal Books, San
    Bernardino, CA.  185 pgs.
K-9 Medic.  2014.  K9 Down:  Emergency Medical Care of the Police Working Dog.  K-9 Medic, USA.  78 Pgs.  
Kaldenbach, J. 1998. K9 Scent Detection. Detselig Enterprises, Ltd., Calgary, Alberta. 166 pgs.
Kearney, J. 1978. Tracking: A Blueprint for Learning How. Pathways Press, El Cajon, CA. 152 pgs.
Killam, E.W. 1990. The Detection of Human Remains. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Il. 268 pgs
Klismet, Jr., P.M. 2015.  FBI Diary: Home Grown Terror. Global Publishing Group, San Bernardino, CA.  313 pgs.
Koehler, W.R. 1988. The Koehler Method of Training Tracking Dogs. Howell Book House, NY 143 pgs. 
Koester, R.J. 2008. Lost person behavior: A search and rescue guide on where to look - for land, air and water. dbS
     Publications, Charlottesville, VI.232 pgs. 369 pgs.
Koester, R.J. 2014. ICS FOGSAR.  dbS Publications, Charlottesville, VI.  III. 256 pgs.
Koester, R.J. 2016.Endangered & Vulnerable Adults and Children.  dbS Publications, Charlottesville, VI. VI. 175 pgs.
Lencioni, P. 2002. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. 230 pgs.
Loewen, B.  2017. Found. Mountaineer Books, Seattle, WA. 203 pgs.
Long, M.J.  2011.  Navigating Legal Landmines: A Guide for Colorado Nonprofits.  Community Resource Center, Denver,
    CO.  242 Pgs.
MacInnes, H. 2005. International Mountain Rescue Handbook. Francis Lincoln, LTD., London . 361 pgs.
McCarthy, M & P. Ahern. 2011. In Search of the Missing. Mercier Press, Cork, UK. 283 pgs.
McDermid, V. 2014, Forensics. Grove Press, NY.  310 pgs.
McMahon, M.  2018.  SAR Dogs Distance Alerts and how they impact the search effort.  Park Ranger, (3). 30 – 35 Pgs.
Metzger, A. 2012.Rock-Solid Police Reports That Win in Court.Looseleaf Law Publications, Flushing, NY. 78 pgs.
Moore, C. 2011. The Last Place You'd Look. Roman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, MD. 231 pgs.
Moreira, F.  2016. Visual Mantracking for Law Enforcement and Search & Rescue.  San Bernardino, CA.140 pgs.
NAEMT, 2015.  Principles of Ethics and Personal leadership. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.  49 Pgs.
Parvensky Barwell, C.A, 2013. Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual. Jones & Bartlett Learning,
    Burlington, MA. 408 pgs.
Pearsall, H.D. & H. Verbruggen. 1982. Scent, Training to Track, Search & Rescue. Alpine Publications, Inc.,
    Loveland , CO . 225 pgs.
Perla, R.I. & M. Martinelli.1975. The Avalanche Handbook. U.S. Dept. Agric. Handbook.489.  238 pgs.
Presnall, E. 2004. Mastering Variable Surface Tracking; A Component Training Approach. Dogwise Publishing. 
    Wenatchee, WA. 216 pgs.
Pollak, A.N. (ed.) 2017.  Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured. .Jones & Bartlett Learning,
    Burlington, MA.  1581 pgs.
Purvis, S.  2018. Go Find. Blackstone Publishing, Ashland, OR. 351 pgs.
Rebman, A., E. David, & M.H. Sorg. 2000. Cadaver Dog Handbook. CRC Press LLC., Boca Raton, FL 209 pgs. 
Ripley, A. 2008 The Unthinkable. Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why. Crown Publishers, NY. 266 pgs
Robert III, H.M, D.H. Honemann & R.J. Balch. 2011.  Robert’s Rules of Order. DaCapo Press, Philadelphia, PA.716 pgs.  
Rogak, L. 2011. The Dogs of War. Thomas Dunn Books, NY. 258 pgs.
Rugaas, T. 2006. On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals. Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA. 76 pgs.
Salisbury, OM. 1962.  The customs and legends of the Thlinget Indians of Alaska. Bonanza Books, NY. 275 pgs.
Schettler, J. 2009. Red Dog Rising. Alpine Publications, Loveland, CO. 243 pgs.
Schettler, J. H. 2011. K-9 Trailing, the Straightest Path. Alpine Publications, Crawford, CO. 193 pgs.
Schoon, A. & R. Haak. 2002. K9 Suspect Discrimination: Training and Practicing Scent Identification Line-ups. 
    Detrelig Enterprises, Calgary, Alberta 167 pgs.
Schultz, D. 2013. Dead Run. St. Martin's Press, NY. 301 pgs.
Scott-Donelan, D. 1998. Tactical Tracking Operations; The Essential Guide for Military & Police Trackers. Paladin
    Press, Boulder, CO. 170 pgs.
Senechal, S. 2009. Dogs Can Sign, Too. Celestial Arts, Berkley, CA. 216 pgs.
Sexton, M.  2014.  The Tracker’s Way.  Lexington, KY.  257 Pgs. 
Shaffer, V.H. 2018. K9Teams: Beyond the Basics of Search and Rescue and Recovery.  Bush Education, Inc. Canada. 386 pgs.
Sievert, S.L. 2008. K-9 Search: One Handler’s Journey.  Costal Books, Supply, NC.  251 pgs.
Sievert, S.L. 2014.  K-9 Search: Navigating the Journey.  K-9 Search Books, USA.  307 pgs.
Sievert, S.L. 2016. K-9 Search: Journey of the Lions. 290 pK-9 Search Books, USA.  209 pgs.
Smith, B., J. Barrett, A.B. Weiman, & T. Days. 2015. K9s In the Courtroom. Wolff Media Resources, Eggleston, VA.
    219 pgs.
Speiden, R. 2009. Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting & Tracking. National Awareness Tracking School, LLC.,
    Christiansburg, VA. 254 pgs.
Speiden, R.  2018.  Tracker Training: The Guide to Classroom & Field Exercises for Visual Trackers. National Awareness
    Tracking School, LLC. Christiansburg, VA. 167 pgs.
Stejskal, S.M. 2013. Death, Decomposition, and Detector Dogs. From Science to Scent.CRC Press, Boca Raton.
    213 pgs.
Stoffel, B.C. & R.C. Stoffel.2017. Managing the Inland Search Function. Emergency Response International, Inc.,
    Cashmere, WA.  492 pgs.
Stolovitch, H.D. & E. J. Keeps. 2011. Telling Ain't Training. Versa Press, Inc. East Peoria, Il. 293 Pgs.
Taylor, A. & D.C. Cooper. 1990. Fundamentals of Mantracking. ERI International, Olympia, WA. 133 pgs.
Teather, R.G. 2013.  Encyclopedia of Underwater Investigations. Best Publishing Co., Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 200Pgs.
Thomas, E.M. 1993. The Hidden Life of Dogs. Pocket Books, NY.146 pgs.
Tweedie, J. 1998. On the Trail. Alpine Publications, Loveland, CO 215 pgs.
Wallentine, K. 2008. K9 Officers Legal Handbook. Lexis Nexis Mathew Bender & CO, Inc., Charlottesville, VA.
    217 pgs. 
Warren, C. 2013.What the Dog Knows.  Simon & Schuster, NY.  343 pgs.
Warren, M.A. 2015.  Bark Alert: Basic Human Remains Detection Dog Training. Canada.  174 pgs.
West, G. 2018. Legal Aspects of Emergency Services.  Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA 456 pgs.
Whitmore, H. & C Hebard. 1995. So That Others May Live. Bantam Books, NY. 324 pgs.
Williams, K. & B. Armstrong. ND.  The Snowy Torrents. Teton Bookshop Publishing Co. Jackson, WY. 221 pgs.
Wilson, D.A. & R.J. Stevenson. 2006. Learning to Smell, Olfactory Perception from Neurobiology to Behavior. John
    Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 309 pgs.
Wyatt, T.D. Pheromones and Animal Behavior, Communication by Smell and Taste. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 391 pgs.


References available at Dolores Public Library *

Aloff, B. 2005. Canine Body Language, a Photographic Guide. Dog Wise, Wenatchee, WA. 370 pgs
Brylske, A. 1995.Beating the bends. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 121 pgs,
Cooper, D., P. LaValla, & R. Stoffel. 1996. SAR Fundamentals. National Rescue Consultants, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 
Dashfield, K. 1997. First Aid for Search and Rescue Canines and Other Working Dogs. Incident Control Systems, Stroudsburg, PA.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funding Alternatives for Fire and Emergency Services. United States Fire Administration, Bethesda, MD. 
Gerritsen, R. & R. Haak. 1999. K9 Search and Rescue. Detselig Enterprises LTD., Calgary, Alberta. 176 pgs.
Gerritsen, R & R. Haak. 2015.  K-9 Scent Training: A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog.  Brush Education, Inc., Canada.  194 pgs.
Hardin, J. 2005. Tracker, case files & adventures of a professional mantracker. Jhardin, Inc., Publishing, Everson, WA. 432 pgs. 
Harris, G. L. 1994. Ironsuit. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 119 pgs.
Heine, J. N. 1996. Cold water diving. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 127 pgs.
Judah, C. 2011. Search and Recue Dogs: Water Search: Finding Drowned Persons. Costal Books, USA. 179 pgs.
Judah, J. C. 2007. Building a Basic Foundation for Search & Rescue Dog Training. Coastal, Books, Supply, NC. 175 pgs.
Judah, C.  2014.Training a Search & Rescue Dog for Wilderness Air Scent Detection.  Coastal Books, San Bernardino, CA.  185 pgs.
LaValla, P., D. Cooper & T. Jones. 1996. 1997. Managing SAR Operations. Emergency Response Institute, Olympia, WA. 
Malone, D.M. 1983. Small Unit Leadership. Presidio Press, Novato, CA.
Marx, R. F. 1998. Deep, deeper, deepest. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 326 pgs.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1998. Managing the Lost Person Incident. NASAR, Chantilly, VA. 
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1998. Standards for SAR Tech III, II, I and Crew Leader III. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. Advanced Search and Rescue. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. Canine SAR TECH Certification Standards. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. Introduction to Search and Rescue. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
National Association for Search and Rescue. 1999. SAR Dog Unit Guidelines. NASAR, Chantilly, VA.
Patterson, K., J. Grenny, R. McMillan & A. Switzler. 2002. Crucial Conversations; Tools for talking when the stakes are high. McGraw-Hill. NY. 235 pgs.
Schettler, J. H. 2011. K-9 Trailing, the Straightest Path. Alpine Publications, Crawford, CO. 193 pgs.
Setnicka, T. J. 1980. Wilderness Search and Rescue. Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA. 
Silver Lake Editors . 2003. Protect yourself using insurance, security techniques, & common sense to keep yourself, your family, and your things safe. Silver Lake Publishing , Las Angeles, CA. 328 pgs.
Smith, B. & A. Padgett. 1996. On Rope. National Speleological Society, Huntsville, AL.
Syrotuck, W. G. 1972. Scent and the Scenting Dog. Arner Publications, Canastota, NY.
Syrotuck, W. G. 1974. Some Grid Search Techniques for Locating Lost Individuals in Wilderness Areas. Arner Publications, Canastota, NY.
Vines, T. & S. Hudson. 1999. High Angle Rescue Techniques. Mosby, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Wienke, B. R. 1993. Diving above sea level. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 66 pgs.
Yapor, W. Y. 2002. On-site management of scuba diving and boating emergencies. Best Publishing Co.,Boynton Beach, FL. 262 pgs.
Diaz, D &V.I. McCann.  2013. Tracking Humans.  Globe Pequot Press, Gilford, CT.  245 pgs.

Other Materials
Introduction Maps, Compass, and Navigation Aids: Module 1 - Map Reading: Presented by Lt. Brian Erickson, Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Applications
Lost Person Behavior app
    Available on Apple iTunes and Google play
Colorado Avalanche Information Center mobile phone app
    The app is available on both Android and IOS platforms.