Basic Illustrated Map and Compass

Basic Illustrated Map and Compass

Paperback Basic Illustrated

By (author) Cliff Jacobson, By (author) Lon Levin

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  • Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 8mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford, CT
  • ISBN 10: 0762747625
  • ISBN 13: 9780762747627
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations & photos
  • Sales rank: 639,575

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BASIC ILLUSTRATED MAP AND COMPASSWilderness guide Cliff Jacobson created the map and compass curriculum for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and here he shows easy-to-follow steps on choosing a compass, reading contour lines and other map features, using them in concert with a GPS receiver, plotting a course in the wilderness, navigating at night by the stars, and much more.

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Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness guides. He is a professional canoe guide and outfitter, a wilderness canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on camping, canoeing, and navigation. Cliff is respected by educators for his backcountry ethics, water quality, and wilderness navigation curricula. This book is largely based on the map and compass curiculum he developed for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resorces. He lives in River Falls, Wisconsin.

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Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know. Discover how to: Choose and use the right type of compass Use a map and compass in concert with a GPS receiver Read and understand contour lines and other map features Plot a course and find your way through the wilderness Use the stars to navigate rivers, streams, and trails at night Find and order the maps you need