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Cicerone Guides: Map and Compass: A Comprehensive Guide to Navigation

Handbook / ManualWalking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Pete Hawkins (Author)

171 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | laminated cover (not waterproof) | Mar 2013 | Edition: 2 | #198360 | ISBN-13: 9781852845988
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours
NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Why learn to navigate? Are you new to walking and want to learn the fundamentals of navigation? Or have you been walking for a while but have realized that you are a beginner when it comes to map reading and using a compass? Or maybe you've been navigating for years and just want to brush up your skills?

The ability to use a map and compass correctly is an important skill for all walkers. Cicerone Guide: Map and Compass has been designed to give you all the navigation skills necessary to head to the hills independently and with confidence.

The first part of Cicerone Guide: Map and Compass looks is detail at the map, what you need to know and what you don't, before we move on to using the compass. Finally, we look at more technological ways to make navigation as easy as possible.


Chapter 1: Why Learn to Navigate?
Chapter 2: Introducing the Map
Chapter 3: Map Detail
Chapter 4: Grid Lines and References
Chapter 5: Understanding Contours
Chapter 6: Planning Your Walks
Chapter 7: Introducing the Compass
Chapter 8: What do we Mean by a Bearing?
Chapter 9: Walking with Your Compass
Chapter 10: Timing, Pacing and Other Techniques
Chapter 11: On Getting Lost!
Chapter 12: Rain, Mist and Darkness
Chapter 13: Navigating Abroad
Chapter 14: GPSs and Other Technology
Chapter 15: Further Practice

Appendix A: Useful Addresses
Appendix B: Chapter 8 - What do we Mean by a Bearing? Table Results


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