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


Overview -
CLICK HERE to download a sample

- The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students
- Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it's even better )
- Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness

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
- Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information  Read more...


 
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Overview

CLICK HERE to download a sample

- The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students
- Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it's even better )
- Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness

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
- Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information

 
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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Books > Sports & Recreation > Outdoor Skills
Books > Transportation > Navigation

 
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