Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)
ISBN: 0898869536
EAN13: 9780898869538
Language: English
Pages: 141
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.2" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & Gps (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)

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- The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students
- Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it's even better )
- 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

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