Wilderness Navigation, 3rd Edition

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Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS, 3rd Edition

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1594859450 | EPUB | 176 Pages | 7.0 mb
– The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students

– 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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