Wiley Be Expert with Map and Compass

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First published in 1955, Be Expert with Map and Compass is the classic map and compass instruction book.


By Bjorn Kjellstrom, this new, revised edition provides step by step instructions in map and compass use.

- CampSaver.com

The comprehensive instruction guide for orienteering.


With over 500,000 copies sold, this is truly the bible for practical compass use and orienteering, written by former Swedish orienteering champion Bjorn Kjellstrom & daughter Carina. With illustrations, drawings and a map, Be an Expert with a Map and Compass covers the use of the Silva System and other compasses. You'll discover what types of maps to buy, basic orienteering terminology, how to use grids, rulers, dates, and times, learn to understand topography, and discover the history of the compass as a navigation devise.

- Mountain Gear

The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world.Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness.Explains basic map and compass skills clearlyFully updated edition, including information on GPSIncludes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sourcesFeatures a fresh, rugged designIdeal book for beginnersIf you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.About the Author - The late Bjorn Kjellstrom was a Swedish champion in orienteering who loved to share his passion for the outdoors. His writings on the subject have been published in several languages. He helped invent the modern protractor-based compass and cofounded the internationally renowned compass company Silva. He is credited with introducing orienteering to the United States. He was also one of the founders of the Swedish and U.S. Orienteering Federations.Carina Kjellstrom Elgin developed her love of nature and of orienteering by literally following in the footsteps of her father, Bj� rn Kjellstr� m, on daily childhood excursions.Author - Bjorn Kjellstrom; Carina Kjellstrom ElginBinding - PaperPages - 220Publisher - Wiley PublishingyYear - revised 2009 3rd EditionISBN - 9780470407653

- Campmor