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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION HANDBOOK
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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION HANDBOOK

Author: Fred Touche
Publisher: INDEPENDANT PUBLISHERS GROUP, Feb 2010
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-9732527-0-7

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Designed for both land & water use, this comprehensive guide unlocks the complexity of map & chart reading. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation?a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, & a sextant?this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. 166 B&W illus., 7 tables, 3 graphs; 5.5x8.5 inches, 200 pages.

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Designed for both land & water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map & chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation?a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, & a sextant?this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools & techniques to fail are discussed, such as why an altimeter often shows the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, & the sun often points in an unexpected direction. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide practical wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Specific information on using the moon for directions & the stars for position, measuring boiling water temperature for elevation, map projections, map datums, great circle routes, & the UTM/UPS grid system is included.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"This book is excellent if you have never used a compass or a map, it is excellent if you are a fully trained mountain leader, & it is excellent as a resource for teaching adults & children up to advanced level navigation techniques." ?Outdoors-Magazine.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Fred Touche
is a technical writer & has been an avid hiker, skier, kayaker, & mountain climber for 37 years. He lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia.


 
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