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Wilderness Navigation Handbook
Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

SPORTS & RECREATION

200 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2005

ISBN 9780973252705

Rights: WOR

Touche Publishing (Sep 2005)

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Overview

Expert navigation advice for courageous adventurers in uncharted territory

Relying heavily on graphics, this authoritative text covers more wilderness navigation topics than any other book on the market. It provides detailed technical descriptions of navigation tools — maps, charts, compass, altimeter, GPS, and sextant — and step-by-step procedures on how use these tools individually and in combination with each other. Factors that cause tools and techniques to fail are discussed. One full chapter dwells into the complexities and limitations of celestial navigation, while another chapter describes natural navigation techniques — if you aren't carrying any navigation tools, don't give up hope. The last two chapters deal exclusively with practical navigation. The last chapter, which is quite entertaining, describes real life scenarios, some of which the author has vividly experienced.

Author Biography

Fred Touche is a technical writer and has been an avid hiker, skier, kayaker, and mountain climber for 37 years. He lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia.