Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.
CLICK HERE to download a sample • 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
Author: Walter Glen Martin
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Release Date: 2017-05-02
An easy-to-understand primer on time-tested navigation techniques that work when your GPS fails When disaster strikes and your GPS is useless, ancient navigation techniques will ensure your survival. With this book, you can easily travel through even the farthest, remotest places. Utilizing tips from US Army manuals and lifelong wilderness experts, you’ll learn lifesaving navigation techniques, including how to: • Orient yourself using a topographical map • Find north using a compass, shadows and stars • Calculate distance using landmarks and pace count • Navigate unfamiliar terrain using dead reckoning • Travel in low visibility with a navigator and point person • Use landscape features to pinpoint location This definitive guide to terrain navigation also teaches you essential survival skills like fire craft, water procurement and shelter making.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: June Fleming
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation
-- Features many new charts and illustrations -- New contact information for purchasing maps in the U.S. and Canada This tried-and-true guide teaches practical skills for navigating in the wilderness: reading maps; determining "true" directions following
Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Release Date: 2001-01-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional ‘sixth sense,’ tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensable than ever.
Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. Now this singular guide helps us rediscover what our ancestors long understood—that a windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong can help us find our way, if we know what to look and listen for. Adventurer and navigation expert Tristan Gooley unlocks the directional clues hidden in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, weather patterns, lengthening shadows, changing tides, plant growth, and the habits of wildlife. Rich with navigational anecdotes collected across ages, continents, and cultures, The Natural Navigator will help keep you on course and open your eyes to the wonders, large and small, of the natural world.
Turn Every Walk into a Game of Detection When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!
New York Times bestselling author and Life Designs, Inc. creator Martha Beck shares her step-by-step program that will guide you to fulfill your own potential and create a joyful life. In this book, you'll start by learning how to read the internal compasses already built into your brain and body--and why you may have spent your life ignoring their signals. As you become reacquainted with your own deepest desires, you'll identify and repair any unconscious beliefs or unhealed emotional wounds that may be blocking your progress. This will change your life, but don't worry--although every life is unique, major transformations have common elements, and Beck provides a map that will guide you through your own life changes. You'll learn how to navigate every stage, from the first flickering appearance of a new dream to the planning and implementation of your own ideal life. Based on Dr. Beck's work as a Harvard-trained sociologist, research associate at Harvard Business School, instructor at Thunderbird Business School, and especially on her experiences with her clients over the last six years, Finding Your Own North Star offers thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercises to help you articulate your core desires and act on them to build a more satisfying life. “Explorers depend on the North Star when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unaltering spot.” -- Martha Beck