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Wilderness Navigation : Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS
by Bob Burns and Mike Burns


Overview - Best-selling text on wilderness navigation has been updated and reorganized to make it easier to use and learn this vital backcountry skill.

This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook.

*Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, "skills check" mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end

*Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers

*Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings)

*Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a "smart" phones (along with a description of their limitations)

*Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques  Read more...


 
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Overview
Best-selling text on wilderness navigation has been updated and reorganized to make it easier to use and learn this vital backcountry skill.

This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook.

*Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, "skills check" mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end

*Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers

*Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings)

*Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a "smart" phones (along with a description of their limitations)

*Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781594859458
  • ISBN-10: 1594859450
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds


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