Finding Your Way without a Map

Finding Your Way without a Map

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By (author) Harold Gatty

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 15mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 18 December 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 048640613X
  • ISBN 13: 9780486406138
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (2 col.), maps, 1 port.
  • Sales rank: 41,493

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Today's adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas -- even on the ocean -- by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars.

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Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS FOREWORD BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAMES H. DOOLITTLE PREFACE CHAPTER 1 NATURE IS YOUR GUIDE 2 HOW EARLY MAN FOUND HIS WAY 3 IS THERE A SIXTH SENSE? 4 WALKING IN CIRCLES 5 WALKING IN A STRAIGHT LINE 6 USE OF THE EARS 7 USING YOUR SENSE OF SMELL 8 REFLECTIONS IN THE SKY (WITH SOME NOTES ON STANDING CLOUDS) 9 DIRECTIONS FROM THE WIND 10 SOME SPECIAL EFFECTS OF SUN AND WIND 11 DIRECTIONS FROM TREES AND OTHER PLANTS 12 ANTHILL SIGNPOSTS 13 FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE DESERT 14 FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE POLAR REGIONS 15 DIRECTIONS FROM HILLS AND RIVERS 16 ESTIMATION OF DISTANCE 17 FINDING YOUR WAY IN TOWNS 18 ORIENTING AS A SPORT 19 DIRECTIONS FROM WAVES AND SWELLS 20 THE COLOR OF THE SEA 21 THE HABITS OF SEA BIRDS 22 WHAT THE MOON CAN TELL YOU 23 DIRECTIONS FROM THE SUN 24 DIRECTIONS FROM THE STARS 25 TELLING THE TIME BY THE STARS   SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY   SIMPLE TABLES OF DIRECTIONS OF THE SUN   INDEX