Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Author: Harold Gatty
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318936
Release Date: 2013-06-03
Genre: Travel

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.

Wilderness Navigation

Author: Bob Burns
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594859465
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Das geheime Leben der B ume

Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Ludwig
ISBN: 9783641114008
Release Date: 2015-05-25
Genre: Nature

Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

Finding Your Way

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Publisher: Learning Media Ltd
ISBN: 0478237987
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Geographical perception

Gives a simple explanation of the four main directions and tells how to use the Sun to determine direction. Teaches how to use a compass, the Sun, the stars, landmarks, and a map.

Prepper s Survival Navigation

Author: Walter Glen Martin
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781612437040
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Reference

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.

Camping For Dummies

Author: Michael Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069234
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation

You love the great outdoors, but you’re not always sure the great outdoors loves you. You can pitch a tent, start a campfire, build furniture by lashing tree branches together – in theory anyway! But while you may not have gotten your Girl Scout Gold Award, or your Eagle Scout with cluster, you can still enjoy a night out under the stars with those near and dear to you, or even work towards becoming a more serious outdoorsman, right? Sure as a bear lives in the woods, Camping for Dummies shows you how to get out there and enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. With the helpful advice this common sense guide provides, you’ll be prepared when it comes to: Destination Gear Shelter Clothing Food Weather Safety Written by journalist Michael Hodgson, veteran of Utah’s Eco-Challenge and numerous other outdoor adventures, Camping for Dummies cuts out gear-head jargon and antiquated methods to give you, plain and simple, what you need to know to make the smart choices that lead to great adventures. You’ll find out: How to tie a bear bag The delicious caveman style for cooking fresh fish The limitations of GPS How to predict the weather by observing birds, frogs, and insects Ten survival essentials How to go canoe, kayak, or bicycle camping What features make a good backpack, boot, and other equipment When and how to bring along children Whether the dictionary definition of “tenderfoot” has your picture next to it or you already consider wilderness your home away from home, you’ll appreciate this handy, concise reference. Full of illustrations, diagrams, and directions for finding additional camping resources, Camping for Dummies is your complete ticket to America’s great outdoors.

Akzeptanz und Commitment Therapie

Author: John T. Blackledge
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783955710019
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Psychology

Die Akzeptanz- & Commitment-Therapie, kurz ACT, ist eine moderne Verhaltenstherapie. Im Gegensatz zu eher traditionellen kognitiven Verhaltenstherapien zielt die ACT nicht darauf ab, unerwünschte Gedanken oder Emotionen zu reduzieren oder zu eliminieren. Die Klienten lernen stattdessen, ihre Energie auf ein zufriedenstellendes Leben zu fokussieren, und zwar trotz negativer Gedanken und Empfindungen. Dieses Buch demonstriert übersichtlich und einprägsam, wie das gelingen kann. Wie hat sich die ACT entwickelt? Was sind ihre typischen Kennzeichnen? Und wie grenzt sie sich von anderen Therapien ab? Hier erhalten Sie eine fundierte Einführung. Das Buch ist ein weiterer Band aus der Reihe „Therapeutische Skills kompakt“, in der Theorie und Praxis einzelner Therapieformen fundiert und kurzweilig vorgestellt werden.

The Essential Wilderness Navigator How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors Second Edition

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071542890
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.

Eine Reise um die Erde

Author: Friedrich Meyen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783941842168
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Natural history

Eine Reise um die Erde war vor 170 Jahren, als die Kutschfahrt zur nachsten Grossstadt noch ein Abenteuer darstellte, etwas Einzigartiges. Wer das Privileg erfuhr, nicht nur sein Land, sondern gar seinen Kontinent zu verlassen, der war sich der Bedeutung einer solchen Reise insbesondere fur die Daheim gebliebenen bewusst. In einer Zeit, wo die Fotografie und damit das Auge nicht in der Lage waren, das Gesehene zu transportieren, bedurfte es einer besonders anschaulichen und guten Erzahlweise. Friedrich Meyen, Arzt und Naturforscher, besass diese Gabe zweifellos. Sein 1835 in Berlin erstmals erschienenes und mit grosser offentlicher Beachtung aufgenommenes Werk uber die dreijahrige Reise an Bord des Segelschiffes Prinzess Louise" vermittelt nicht nur einen wunderbar plastischen Eindruck von dem Gesehenen, sondern lasst daruber hinaus jene sprichwortlichen Bilder im Kopf entstehen, die Fotos nicht nur ersetzen, sondern weit ubertreffen. Band 1 beschreibt die Uberfahrt von Europa nach Sudamerika sowie die Lander Brasilien, Chile und Peru, Band 2 den Pazifik, die Sudsee, China, Lucon, St. Helena und die Ruckkehr in die Heim

The Voyage

Author: Philip H. Harris
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456847364
Release Date: 2011-02-19
Genre: History

"This is the story of an ocean journey made in biblical times by a group of people from the Old World to the New World. We have an account of the journey written in the Book of Mormon, a scripture used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but unfortunately the account is short and largely devoid of detail on how a suitable ship was built, how the journey was accomplished, and the route they took. This book is an attempt to fill in many of these gaps in the light of some of the remarkable discoveries that have made about ancient voyaging during the last century. These discoveries clearly indicate that we have greatly underestimated the skill, knowledge, and courage of the ancient mariners, and the length and complexities of their voyages. As we discover more about the detailed history of the Ancient World, we have come to realize that the journey we have examined in these pages may be one of many made by these intrepid mariners. "

Celtic Myths and Legends

Author: T. W. Rolleston
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486119373
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Social Science

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.

Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486144924
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: History

DIVInvaluable reference contains every word of vital repository of ancient Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. Phonetic version, definition, index of English equivalents. Second, revised edition. /div

Knitting for Anarchists

Author: Anna Zilboorg
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486801926
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Every knitter takes a different approach, and this revolutionary guide fosters experimentation and self-expression. Author Anna Zilboorg defies the notion of a one-size-fits-all teaching method, assuring readers that the techniques most comfortable and intuitive for individual knitters are always correct. Her explorations of the construction of knitted fabrics are founded upon the understanding that there are many different ways to produce the same satisfying result. Offering advice rather than rules, Knitting for Anarchists promises to broaden the horizons of active knitters and to encourage beginners. Patterns for sweaters, pullovers, and cardigans include helpful photos, charts, and directions that serve not only as guidelines but also as springboards for unlimited variations.

Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140568
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Genre: History

Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.