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The Outward Bound Map and Compass Handbook

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Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding, The Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook has been expanded and updated to include the latest information on Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. This concise and authoritative guide features practical advice on choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using an altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering the GPS - the device revolutionizing backcountry ...
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Overview

Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding, The Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook has been expanded and updated to include the latest information on Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. This concise and authoritative guide features practical advice on choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using an altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering the GPS - the device revolutionizing backcountry navigation. Randall helps you steer clear of the most common route finding errors, and passes on an array of tips drawn from his rich store of experience in the wild. Whether you're looking for a beginner course on outdoor navigation or want to sharpen your skills before heading back into the wilderness, The Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook will prove invaluable. (51/2 X 8 1/8, 112 pages, diagrams)
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Editorial Reviews

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Thousands of people go through Outward Bound classes each year, so it seems appropriate that some of that experience in teaching should be published. This first in an intended series of handbooks on outdoor skills is written in clear, simple language for anyone wishing to learn basic route-finding skills using maps, compasses, and altimeters. Randall's two decades of experience show in his personal examples from expeditions around the world. The diagrams are easy to comprehend, although an example of a topographical map would be useful; the directions are clear, and the value of such knowledge is obvious. Most books on orienteering, mountaineering, sea kayaking, and hiking have a section on map and compass reading, but this handbook's personal style and broad treatment make it a good introductory text.-- Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558217478
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Series: Outward Bound Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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