Be Expert with Map and Compass (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 10, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS

GPS 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 beginners

If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTIONThe Art and Science of Orienteering
1
Part 1 DISCOVERY Fun with Maps Alone
11
Part 2 EXPLORATION Fun with the Compass
65
Part 3 ADVENTURE Fun with Map and Compass
109
Part 4 CHALLENGE Competitive Orienteering
149
Answers to Tests
223
Glossary
227
Map and Compass Resources
231
International Orienteering Federation Control Descriptions
233
Index
239
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

The late Björn Kjellström was a Swedish champion in orienteering who loved to share his passion for the outdoors. His writings on the subject have been published in several languages. He helped invent the modern protractor-based compass and cofounded the internationally renowned compass company Silva. He is credited with introducing orienteering to the United States. He was also one of the founders of the Swedish and U.S. Orienteering Federations.

Carina Kjellström Elgin developed her love of nature and of orienteering by literally following in the footsteps of her father, Björn Kjellström, on daily childhood excursions.

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