Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics) by Bob Burns

Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)

Book Title: Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594859450

Author: Bob Burns


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• The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students

• Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!)

• Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness



This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook:



• Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, “skills check” mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end

• Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers

• Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings)

• Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a “smart” phones (along with a description of their limitations)

• Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques

• Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information