Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

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Today's adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas — even on the ocean — by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars.

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Today's adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas — even on the ocean — by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars.

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Shows how to determine locations in the wilderness, in a desert, in snow-covered areas, and on the ocean, applying methods used by aboriginal peoples and early explorers. Includes b&w illustrations, plus a few in color. An unabridged republication of , E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York, 1958. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486406138
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/23/1998
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 260,897
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
FOREWORD BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
PREFACE
CHAPTER
1 NATURE IS YOUR GUIDE
2 HOW EARLY MAN FOUND HIS WAY
3 IS THERE A SIXTH SENSE?
4 WALKING IN CIRCLES
5 WALKING IN A STRAIGHT LINE
6 USE OF THE EARS
7 USING YOUR SENSE OF SMELL
8 REFLECTIONS IN THE SKY (WITH SOME NOTES ON STANDING CLOUDS)
9 DIRECTIONS FROM THE WIND
10 SOME SPECIAL EFFECTS OF SUN AND WIND
11 DIRECTIONS FROM TREES AND OTHER PLANTS
12 ANTHILL SIGNPOSTS
13 FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE DESERT
14 FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE POLAR REGIONS
15 DIRECTIONS FROM HILLS AND RIVERS
16 ESTIMATION OF DISTANCE
17 FINDING YOUR WAY IN TOWNS
18 ORIENTING AS A SPORT
19 DIRECTIONS FROM WAVES AND SWELLS
20 THE COLOR OF THE SEA
21 THE HABITS OF SEA BIRDS
22 WHAT THE MOON CAN TELL YOU
23 DIRECTIONS FROM THE SUN
24 DIRECTIONS FROM THE STARS
25 TELLING THE TIME BY THE STARS
  SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
  SIMPLE TABLES OF DIRECTIONS OF THE SUN
  INDEX
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  • Posted May 19, 2010

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    For those lucky enough to'eve found their way to this book...

    Finding Your Way Without A Map or Compass... is not just your basic survival guide which (if lucky enough) points one towards true North! This book is one of the best compilations of methods that everyone from primative man (and woman) have used to find their way in the wilds, to the most complicated forms used in the modern world! I've been a survival trainer for years, and was still happy to find things of use throughout this book. It's more than a manual, it's the key to unlock the common sense which lurks deep within us all, so that we to may find our way in the World! I found topics such as the Native American use of tree formations and cairns..., to the Aboriginal methods for crossing vast, shapless distances extremely usefull. As well as topics such as how Nomad warriors crossed the sand dunned waste lands were also of interest, esecially for those who might someday hike through areas such as these (the Continental Divide Trail for instance, or Mexico, even South America etc...). I beleive there is something in this interesting read for everyone to glean a little knowledge from..., and if all one learned from this book was how to travel in a straight line based on how the prevalant winds are blowing today..., than it was worth the money! Good luck in your travels!

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