Coverart for item
The Resource The essential wilderness navigator, David Seidman with Paul Cleveland ; illustrations by Christine Erikson

The essential wilderness navigator, David Seidman with Paul Cleveland ; illustrations by Christine Erikson

Label
The essential wilderness navigator
Title
The essential wilderness navigator
Statement of responsibility
David Seidman with Paul Cleveland ; illustrations by Christine Erikson
Title variation
Wilderness navigator
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seidman, David
Dewey number
796.58
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cleveland, Paul
Series statement
The essential series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilderness survival
  • Orientation
  • Survival
  • Orientation
  • Wilderness survival
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The essential wilderness navigator, David Seidman with Paul Cleveland ; illustrations by Christine Erikson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's new in this edition -- Sense of direction -- Locating your sixth sense -- How not to get lost -- Why we get lost -- How to "get found" -- Maps: World in your hands -- Types of maps -- three dimensions into two -- Language of maps -- Reading the terrain -- latitude and longitude -- scale -- distance -- direction -- Putting yourself on the map -- Map care and gear -- Compasses: What compasses can do -- Earth's magnetic field -- How compasses work -- Make your own -- declination -- Compass types -- Orienting your compass to magnetic north -- Orienting your compass to geographic north -- Bearings -- Deviation -- Following a compass course -- Testing your skills -- Navigation: Map and compass combined -- Orienting the map with a compass -- Finding a course from the map -- Locating a mapped object in the field -- Locating an observed object on the map -- Bearing from a mapped object -- Other lines of position -- warning bearings -- Crossing lines of position -- Returning to the same spot -- Running fix -- Finding distance off -- Measuring distance covered -- Dead reckoning -- Navigation in use: Route planning -- Practice of navigation -- On the trail -- Hitting what you aim for -- Landmarks as guides -- Sources of error -- When you are lost -- Looking to nature for clues: Finding north and south at noon -- North and south from a shadow -- Quick but inaccurate -- Movements of sunrise and sunset -- Bearings from sunrise and sunset -- Polaris -- Southern cross -- Other stars -- Extreme environments: Mountains -- Snow -- Deserts -- Electronic navigation: GPS 101 -- Getting started -- E-Maps: Topos and charts on CD-ROM -- Appendix: Bearings of sunrise and sunset -- Declination corrections -- Metric conversion tables -- Orienteering -- Sources of maps, books, compasses, videos, GPS manufacturers, and electronic mapmakers -- Travel Plan -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1089942
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780071361101
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
00024811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780071361101
  • (OCoLC)43434632
Label
The essential wilderness navigator, David Seidman with Paul Cleveland ; illustrations by Christine Erikson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's new in this edition -- Sense of direction -- Locating your sixth sense -- How not to get lost -- Why we get lost -- How to "get found" -- Maps: World in your hands -- Types of maps -- three dimensions into two -- Language of maps -- Reading the terrain -- latitude and longitude -- scale -- distance -- direction -- Putting yourself on the map -- Map care and gear -- Compasses: What compasses can do -- Earth's magnetic field -- How compasses work -- Make your own -- declination -- Compass types -- Orienting your compass to magnetic north -- Orienting your compass to geographic north -- Bearings -- Deviation -- Following a compass course -- Testing your skills -- Navigation: Map and compass combined -- Orienting the map with a compass -- Finding a course from the map -- Locating a mapped object in the field -- Locating an observed object on the map -- Bearing from a mapped object -- Other lines of position -- warning bearings -- Crossing lines of position -- Returning to the same spot -- Running fix -- Finding distance off -- Measuring distance covered -- Dead reckoning -- Navigation in use: Route planning -- Practice of navigation -- On the trail -- Hitting what you aim for -- Landmarks as guides -- Sources of error -- When you are lost -- Looking to nature for clues: Finding north and south at noon -- North and south from a shadow -- Quick but inaccurate -- Movements of sunrise and sunset -- Bearings from sunrise and sunset -- Polaris -- Southern cross -- Other stars -- Extreme environments: Mountains -- Snow -- Deserts -- Electronic navigation: GPS 101 -- Getting started -- E-Maps: Topos and charts on CD-ROM -- Appendix: Bearings of sunrise and sunset -- Declination corrections -- Metric conversion tables -- Orienteering -- Sources of maps, books, compasses, videos, GPS manufacturers, and electronic mapmakers -- Travel Plan -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1089942
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780071361101
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
00024811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780071361101
  • (OCoLC)43434632

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
Processing Feedback ...