Map and Compass

Map and Compass : The Art of Navigation

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A guide to all methods of navigation from map and compass to GPS. Having the skills of navigation at your disposal is a liberating experience. Getting away from the crowds, inventing your own routes, discovering new areas, and perhaps most importantly having the confidence to navigate by yourself, will all make your outdoor experience more enjoyable. This comprehensive guide to navigation is aimed at giving you the incentive, the skills and the tools to do this. With the author's anecdotes and handy hints close by, those new to using the map and compass, and those who have already mastered navigational skills, will find this guide inspiration enough to get 'out there' and experience the outdoors safely while still having more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 12mm | 299.37g
  • Cicerone Press
  • Cumbria, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1852843942
  • 9781852843946
  • 205,515

Table of contents

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 Practiceshow more

About Pete Hawkins

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 leads walking holidays around the world from his base in the Peak more

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