The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt

The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt

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by Paul Gillin
     
 

Ten years ago, it didn't exist. Now it's the most popular new outdoor game of the 21st century, played by millions of people in over 100 countries around the world.

It's Geocaching—the GPS-powered global treasure hunt game, where players seek out hidden "geocaches" in some of the world's most spectacular locations, in urban streets, and even in your own

Overview

Ten years ago, it didn't exist. Now it's the most popular new outdoor game of the 21st century, played by millions of people in over 100 countries around the world.

It's Geocaching—the GPS-powered global treasure hunt game, where players seek out hidden "geocaches" in some of the world's most spectacular locations, in urban streets, and even in your own home town.

The Joy of Geocaching is your complete guide to setting off on your own exciting geocaching adventure, with plain-English instructions on getting started in the game—plus advanced secrets from the world's most expert geocachers!

The Joy of Geocaching also takes you into the human side of the game, with wonderful stories about how the pursuit of hidden treasure has helped people heal frayed marriages, establish new friendships, and even save lives.

Geocaching is more than just a game—it's a life-changing force that reconnects people with their planet, their families and themselves. Rediscover the joy of the outdoors with The Joy of Geocaching!

Editorial Reviews

About.com Forestry Guide
One of the best books ever written on geocaching . . . a must have book if you are a geocacher or are wanting to become one.
Independent Publisher Online

Offers understanding and best practices of the sport . . . with rich illustrations complementing secrets culled from experts, this resource gives participants new skills for enhancing their experience.

Ridgecrest News Review
Reveals ardent enthusiasts who thrive on the quest, ingenuity and social bonding involved . . . should please novices and also more advanced practitioners of the art.
Midwest Book Review Library Bookwatch
A fine guide to a game that has helped many people . . . a top pick for anyone looking for an introduction to the game.
Outdoors NW Magazine
A wealth of information on how to get started . . . features photos and profiles of people who've fallen in love with this creative sport . . . and transformed their lives.
From the Publisher
"A wealth of information on how to get started . . . features photos and profiles of people who've fallen in love with this creative sport . . . and transformed their lives." "—Outdoors NW Magazine"
Library Journal
Here is an excellent introduction to this emerging sport. For the uninitiated, geocaching is a sort of treasure hunt wherein participants navigate their way to prehidden treasures (caches) using GPS technology. Caches, which are secreted by other practicing geocachers and logged on geocaching web sites, can be located anywhere from parking lots to forested areas. Longtime tech writer Gillin and his wife, Dana, an editor, are the perfect ambassadors for geocaching. Their book imparts all the how-to that a budding enthusiast needs to get started while also including lots of funny and interesting anecdotes that will communicate to the completely unfamiliar reader just why the sport is exploding in popularity. The book is broken down neatly into chapters on all aspects of geocaching, including hiding, seeking, and the requisite technology. VERDICT This is a lively and well-written introduction to a sport that is rapidly gaining followers. It makes a fine source for instruction—its clear writing and personable tone far surpass similar instruction books—but it is also simply an interesting read for all curious about the phenomenon.—John Helling, Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Cty. P.L., IN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884956997
Publisher:
Linden Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
263,217
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Meet the Author

Paul Gillin is an award-winning writer and a content marketing consultant who specializes in technology and new media. He has written numerous articles for leading technology publications and travels the country as a speaker on social media and optimizing online channels as marketing tools. He is the author of The New Influencers and Secrets of Social Media Marketing. Dana Gillin is an editor and a website builder with a background in technology and business. The former editor at TechTarget, she launched the company’s successful Expert Answer Center website. They live in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has excellent information about geocaching. I have been geocaching with my family for a few years. It is a fantastic sport and i was just interviewed for a ouydoor magazine about geocaching. I dont log my caches, but my dad does. My trail name is lik-terror12KC and his is crosscutconst68.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think whether you are just starting out or have been caching for many years you will enjoy this book. Real good stories from some of the top cachers in the World.