Land Navigation Handbook by
Sooner or later any outdoor enthusiast will need more than trail markers for guidance. This best-selling manual - now thoroughly revised and updated - is designed for anyone who wants to chart a course in the wilderness. Starting with the basics of interpreting maps and orienting by compass, the proceeds clearly through the more advanced mysteries of land navigation: measuring distances and estimating travel times; determining and adjusting for local declination around the globe; using an altimeter to add the dimension of height to one's position; and navigation by means of sun and stars. The author also surveys popular handheld GPS units and instructs in their use, and provides an overview of marine navigation for the growing sport of sea kayaking.
Call Number: GV200.4 .K34 2005 Online
Publication Date: 2010-07-01