Be Expert with Map and Compass

ISBN-10: 0470407654

ISBN-13: 9780470407653

Edition: 3rd 2010

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Description: The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPSGPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world.Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Explains basic map and compass skills clearly Fully updated edition, including information on GPS Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources Features a fresh, rugged design Ideal book for beginnersIf you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction The Art (and Science) of Orienteering
The Map and Compass in Your Everyday Life
The Map and Compass in the Outdoors
Map and Compass for the Family
Map and Compass Bringing People Together
Using the Map and Compass in Education
The �Romance� of Orienteering
Discovery: Fun with Maps Alone
What is a Map?
What the Map Tells
Traveling by Map
Exploration: Fun with the Compass
The Origin of the Compass
Compass Design Basics
Traveling by Compass Alone
Test Your Compass Skills
Fishing and Hunting: Special Use of Your Compass
Adventure: Fun with Map and Compass
The Excitement of the Uncertain
Traveling by Map and Compass-Orienteering
Hints on Wilderness Orienteering
Challenge: Competitive Orienteering
The History of the Sport of Orienteering
Your First Orienteering Race
Hints on Competitive Orienteering
Organizing an Orienteering Event
Preparing the Course
Running an Orienteering Event
Answers to Tests
Glossary
Map and Compass Resources
International Orienteering Federation Control Descriptions
Index
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