Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps, 3rd Edition (Paperback)

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Over 100K copies sold
  • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students
  • 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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781594859458
ISBN-10: 1594859450
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English