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Wilderness Navigation Handbook

ISBN-10: 0973252707

ISBN-13: 9780973252705

Edition: 2004 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: Fred Touche, Anne Price

List price: $17.95
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Description:

Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools and techniques to fail are discussed, such as why an altimeter often shows the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, and the sun often points in an unexpected direction. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide practical wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Specific information on using the moon for directions and the stars for position, measuring boiling water temperature for elevation, map projections, map datums, great circle routes, and the UTM/UPS grid system is included.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Touche Publishing
Publication date: 9/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Previously, as an Advanced Skills Teacher, Anne was employed by Buckinghamshire School Improvement Service to work as a Key Stage 4 consultant. Aided by a long career in secondary education, and having undertaken roles within both pastoral and departmental management, she has worked with teachers on a wide range of teaching and learning issues specific to her subject area and more generally. She has been involved in school based action research and evaluation projects as participant researcher and as a consultant, and has an ongoing personal research interest in student empowerment within the secondary mathematics classroom.