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Be Expert with Map & Compass [With Fold Out Map]

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Publisher Comments:

The classic map and compass navigation guide—revised for the age of GPS

"Required reading for the beginner in map and compass work, as well as for those interested in serious orienteering. In simple, clear, concise terms the basics of map and compass work are described and illustrated."

George T. Hamilton, Appalachia

GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions or physical obstructions. That's why basic map and compass skills remain essential for anyone who spends time outdoors today. This popular, easy-to-use handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Updated with current Web site information, photographs, and more, it covers traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together. It features:

  • Clear, concise instructions for using a map and compass effectively

  • Exercises to help you learn and practice your orienteering skills

  • An introduction to the basics of competitive orienteering

  • Useful references for further information

  • Tips on using your GPS device in concert with map and compass techniques

If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this book will teach you the skills you need for safe outdoor navigation for hiking, hunting, or just for fun.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition.

Introduction The Art (and Science) of Orienteering.

The Map and Compass in Your Everyday Life.

The Map and Compass in the Outdoors.

Map and Compass for the Family.

Map and Compass Bringing People Together.

Using the Map and Compass in Education.

The “Romance” of Orienteering.

Part I Discovery: Fun with Maps Alone.

What Is a Map?

What the Map Tells.

Traveling by Map.

Part II Exploration: Fun with the Compass.

The Origin of the Compass.

Compass Design Basics.

Traveling by Compass Alone.

Test Your Compass Skills.

Fishing and Hunting: Special Use of Your Compass.

Part III Adventure: Fun with Map and Compass.

The Excitement of the Uncertain.

Traveling by Map and Compass—Orienteering.

Hints on Wilderness Orienteering.

Part IV Challenge: Competitive Orienteering.

The History of the Sport of Orienteering.

Your First Orienteering Race.

Hints on Competitive Orienteering.

Organizing an Orienteering Event.

Preparing the Course.

Running an Orienteering Event.

Answers to Tests.

Glossary.

Map and Compass Resources.

International Orienteering Federation Control Descriptions.

Index.

Training Map Attached to Back Cover.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470407653
Author:
Kjellstrom, Bjorn
Publisher:
Wiley
Revised by:
Kjellstrom Elgin, Carina
Revised:
Kjellstrom Elgin, Carina
Author:
Kjellstrom Elgin, Carina
Author:
llstrom, Bjorn
Author:
K, J. E.
Author:
Elgin, Carina Kjellstrom
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Outdoors-General
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
orienteering, navigation, compass, map, map and compass, using a compass, gps, outdoor education, outdoor survival, survival skills, hunting, hiking, fishing, nature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised, Update
Publication Date:
20091110
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.24x5.56x.69 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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