This is an excellent book for the beginner archer. Now updated and revised, it features full color illustrations and new topics. This book covers all the basics: choosing a bow, setting up the bow and arrows, selecting tackle and ordering a custom bow. The author gives practical advice on storing and transporting bows and gear safety along with stories of his own extensive archery experiences. Also included is the history of the bow and arrow and stories of the fathers of traditional archery. A helpful glossary of archery terms and advice for teaching beginning bowshooters are very informative for those just starting out in traditional archery. Sam Fadala is an expert on traditional weapons and has written numerous books and articles on archery and the outdoors. 264 pages, color photos and illustrations.