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    DescriptionThis comprehensive guidebook to navigation with a map and compass, but also with advice about using GPS and digital mapping systems, aims to help readers make the most of their outdoor experiences by learning how to use the map compass correctly. The techniques described will give readers the freedom to get away from the crowds, invent their own routes and discover new areas, even where the GPS fails. Chapters cover understanding a map, features, grid refs, contours; planning walks carefully; taking bearings, walking with a compass; timing, pacing and other techniques; what to do when you get lost and in poor visibility or darkness; navigating abroad and GPS and other digital technology. Packed with useful practical exercises and examples. Written by an experienced navigation trainer.

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    Map and Compass
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pete Hawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852845988
    ISBN 10: 1852845988

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14490
    BISAC V2.8: SPO050000, EDU033000, SPO030000, SPO018000
    BIC subject category V2: WSZK
    Libri: HIKI5000, WAND5400, KART1500, LAND7000, KOMP2000
    DC23: 629.045
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    c200 diagrams and photographs
    Cicerone Press
    Imprint name
    Cicerone Press
    Publication date
    06 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Pete Hawkins trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak National Park's Environmental Centre for an outdoor job. He took over map and compass training and has since written for a variety of outdoor magazines. He now runs a navigation school and leads walking holidays around the world from his base in the Peak District.
    Table of contents
    Preface to the second edition; Chapter 1: Why Learn to Navigate? Chapter 2: Introducing the Map; Chapter 3: Map Detail; Chapter 4: Grid Lines and References; Chapter 5: Understanding Contours; Chapter 6: Planning Your Walks; Chapter 7: Introducing the Compass; Chapter 8: What do we Mean by a Bearing? Chapter 9: Walking with Your Compass; Chapter 10: Timing, Pacing and Other Techniques; Chapter 11: On Getting Lost! Chapter 12: Rain, Mist and Darkness; Chapter 13: Navigating Abroad; Chapter 14: GPSs and Other Technology; Chapter 15: Further Practice; Appendix A: Useful Addresses; Index