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Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook, 3rd

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Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding, Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook now includes the latest information on GPS receivers, complete with all new color illustrations. This concise guide features practical adviceon choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using an altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering GPS. It also helps you steer clear of the most common route-finding errors and passes on an ...

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Overview

Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding, Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook now includes the latest information on GPS receivers, complete with all new color illustrations. This concise guide features practical adviceon choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using an altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering GPS. It also helps you steer clear of the most common route-finding errors and passes on an array of tips drawn from author Glenn Randall's rich store of experience in the wild. Whether you are looking for a beginner course on outdoor navigation or want to sharpen your skills before heading back into the wilderness, the third edition of Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook will prove invaluable.

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"Excellent." —Nelson Bryant, New York Times"Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook does an excellent job of grounding the beginner while also introducing experienced outdoorsmen to sophisticated navigational techniques." —Ted Kerasote, author of Out There: In the Wild in a Wired Age"This book is certainly among the best ever written on using map and compass." —Floyd King, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle"Deserves space on your bookshelf. . . . An ideal companion to Kjellstrom's orienteering book." —Tom Meade, Providence Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762778577
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Series: Outward Bound Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 777,489
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Randall, a renowned author, outdoor photographer, and mountaineer, has written nine other books, including The Outward Bound Staying Warm in the Outdoors Handbook and The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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