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    Description"Required reading for the beginner in map and compass work, as well as for those interested in serious Orienteering. In simple, clear, concise terms the basics of map and compass work are described and illustrated." George T. Hamilton, Appalachia This new, enlarged edition of Be Expert with Map & Compass includes everything the beginner needs to know about the increasingly popular sport of Orienteering: understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Other updated sections cover competitive Orienteering, how to join an Orienteering event or organize your own, and useful hints for competitive and wilderness Orienteering. In addition to the revisions throughout, the author has interspersed the text with reminiscences of his more than fifty years of experience with map and compass. Drawing crowds of 25,000 participants at international events, the sport of Orienteering is more popular than ever. The Orienteering world championships were held in the United States for the first time in 1993. For Orienteers and scouts, avid outdoorspeople, and anyone who wants to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

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    Be Expert with Map and Compass
    The Complete Orienteering Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bjorn Kjellstrom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9780020292654
    ISBN 10: 0020292651

    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WTRM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    BISAC V2.8: SPO050000
    DC20: 796.51
    LC classification: GV200.4.K5
    BISAC V2.8: SPO030000
    BIC subject category V2: WSZK
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    120 photographs and line drawings
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    24 June 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bjorn Kjellstrom, an enthusiastic outdoorsman, experienced wilderness traveler, and cross--country skier, is a former Swedish champion in Orienteering. His writings on the subject have been published in several languages. He was one of the founders of the Swedish Orienteering Federation, the first of its kind in the world, and also of the U.S. Orienteering Federation. He was a director of the U.S. Orienteering Federation for several years and was vice president of the International Ski Federation from 1951 to 1979. He was born in Sweden and now lives in Pound Ridge, New York.
    Table of contents
    Foreword: Never Get Lost!; Introduction: The Art of Orienteering.; PART I - Discovery: Fun with Maps Alone.; PART II - Exploration: Fun with Compass Alone.; PART III - Adventure: Fun with Map and Compass.; PART IV - Challenge: Competitive Orienteering.; Answers to Tests.; Glossary.; Valuable Addresses.; Index.; Training Map.