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Title:
The Outward Bound map & compass handbook
Author:
Randall, Glenn, 1957-
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Edition:
Revised and expanded edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lyons Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781558217478
Format :
Book

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Summary

Long recognized as one of the seminal volumes on the fundamentals of map, compass, and altimeter route finding, The Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook has been expanded and updated to include the latest information on Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. This concise and authoritative guide features practical advice on choosing the right compass, reading and using topographical maps, using an altimeter to pinpoint your position, and mastering the GPS - the device revolutionizing backcountry navigation. Randall helps you steer clear of the most common route finding errors, and passes on an array of tips drawn from his rich store of experience in the wild. Whether you''re looking for a beginner course on outdoor navigation or want to sharpen your skills before heading back into the wilderness, The Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook will prove invaluable. (51/2 X 8 1/8, 112 pages, diagrams)