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    Navigation: Using Your Map and Compass (cicerone guides) (Paperback) By (author) Pete Hawkins

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    DescriptionThis practical guidebook will help you get the most out of navigating with your map and give you the key skills to using your compass. It's then down to you. Practice will make perfect, and with that will come the freedom and confidence to enjoy our hills and mountains. Pete Hawkins is a qualified mountain leader, freelance journalist and the author of 'Map and Compass' published by Cicerone. He writes the monthly navigation column for a leading leading walking magazine. This guide covers the following topics: why use a map and a compass; map essentials - scale, grids, contours; map symbols and contours; walking with your map; choosing your compass; taking a bearing; taking bearings from ground; walking with your map and compass; route planning; what to do at night or in bad weather; new technology - GPS & computer mapping.

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    Using Your Map and Compass
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pete Hawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 102 mm
    Height: 156 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852844905
    ISBN 10: 1852844906

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    Libri: I-SR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    DC22: 912.014
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24490
    DC22: 796.5
    BISAC V2.8: SPO018000
    BIC subject category V2: WSZK
    Thema V1.0: SZK
    Illustrations note
    Over 100 colour photos and diagrams
    Cicerone Press
    Imprint name
    Cicerone Press
    Publication date
    30 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Pete trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak District National Park's Environmental Centre for an outside job. He took over map and compass training by default and over the years has taught more beginners how to read a map and compass than there are hairs on his head. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, has worked for the BBC as a local radio reporter and leads walking holidays around the world for his own company, Peakland Walking Holidays, and others. Pete is author of Map and Compass also published by Cicerone.
    Review quote
    'The small size of this attractive new series launched by Cicerone will make them very suitable for carrying on the hill. All are well illustrated with colour photos, sketches and map, and have solid plastic covers.This book is is packed full of information and advice, using diagrams to keep the text short. All necessary techniques are covered, from understanding maps to night and bad weather navigation.A plastic romer, map scales and timing chart inside the back cover are also very handy for newcomers to the hills.'(Irish Mountain Log / Summer 2007)
    Table of contents
    Preface by Alan Hinkes OBE; Foreword; Chapter 1 Why Use a Map and Compass? Chapter 2 Map Essentials - Scales and Grids; Chapter 3 Map Symbols and Contours; Chapter 4 Walking with the Map; Chapter 5 Choosing your Compass; Chapter 6 Taking a Bearing from the Map; Chapter 7 Taking a Bearing from the Ground; Chapter 8 Walking with Map and Compass; Chapter 9 Route Planning; Chapter 10 Night and Bad Weather Navigation; Chapter 11 New Technology - GPS and Computer Mapping; Chapter 12 Where Now? Appendices; Appendix I Answers to Questions; Appendix II Useful Contacts and Addresses; Appendix III Further Reading; Appendix IV Navigational Aid; Index