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Outdoor Navigation with GPSby Stephen W. Hinch
Synopses & Reviews
Based on the author's popular tumbler blog stuffhipstershate, which has been called Depressingly astute by the The New Yorker and Wickedly funny by The Frisky, comes the ultimate book on hipsterdom. From the dive bars of Brooklyn's Williamsburg to the dirty alleys of San Francisco's Mission, the urban hipster has redefined American cool with a sighing disdain for everything mainstream. Hipsters are easily identified by their worn-out shoes, fixies and PBR tallboys, but until now no one had investigated beyond the hipster look to the even more hilarious hipster psyche.
With personally researched articles, revealing illustrations and helpful charts and graphs, Stuff Hipsters Hate exposes the bottomless well of impassioned scorn that motivates the ever-apathetic hipster, including: MATING AND SOCIAL HATES (buying you a drink - monogamy - texting back in a timely fashion), APPAREL AND GROOMING HATES (high heels - muscles - being asked about their tattoos) and WORK AND LIFE HATES (full-time jobs - knowing their bank balance - enthusiasm).
For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely and#151; but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS. Starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints, and using your GPS with a computer, this succinct book teaches the basics of navigation and outdoor GPS use. Advanced techniques are covered, such as creating custom maps, and new technologies are discussed, including using GPS-enabled mobile phones, and how to use GPS with Google Earth and Google Maps. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style.
The most complete, easy-to-use GPS book available written by an acclaimed GPS instructor and aimed at outdoor adventurers of all kinds, covering the fundamentals of navigation and the latest in GPS receivers and technology, including GPS-enabled phones.
Table of Contents
Basics of GPS — GPS receivers — Navigation using waypoints and bearings — Knowing your position — Entering and navigating to stored waypoints — Topographic maps — Route planning and navigation — Preparing for disaster — Navigating with a map and compass — Primitive navigation techniques — Geocaching — More fun and games — Trail mapping with GPS — Highway navigation with GPS — GPS receiver selection guide.
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