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Land navigation handbook : the Sierra Club guide to map, compass & GPS

Author: W S Kals; Clyde Soles; Sierra Club.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©2005.
Series: Sierra Club outdoor adventure guide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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Presents a comprehensive guide to land navigation and offers instruction on choosing and using a compass, reading topographic maps, measuring distances, and navigation using the sun and stars as well as providing a fold-out map, drawings, and photographs.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kals, W.S.
Land navigation handbook.
San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)758409729
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W S Kals; Clyde Soles; Sierra Club.
ISBN: 1578051223 9781578051229
OCLC Number: 57185530
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Land navigation --
2. Maps & map symbols --
3. Distance from the map --
4. Height from the map --
5. Direction from the map --
6. Choosing a compass --
7. Using your compass --
8. Magnetic direction --
9. Altimeter navigation --
10. GPS navigation --
11. Using your GPS --
12. Direction from the sky --
13. Navigation tricks.
Series Title: Sierra Club outdoor adventure guide.
Responsibility: W.S. Kals.
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Presents a comprehensive guide to land navigation and offers instruction on choosing and using a compass, reading topographic maps, measuring distances, and navigation using the sun and stars as well as providing a fold-out map, drawings, and photographs.

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