Ultimate Navigation Manual

Ultimate Navigation Manual

Non-Fiction, Outdoor Pursuits, Travel
Paperback Published on: 15/09/2011
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All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator.

The Ultimate Navigation Manual is a unique guide to finding your way on land – from the basic principles right up to the advanced technology of GPS. Designed to allow even the absolute beginner to find their way anywhere in the world, it also develops a unique confidence in navigation – with or without technical aids.

With a preface by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, contents will also include:

Environmental clues – Using the natural environment to navigate

Maps – An introduction to the different types of maps

The Compass and North – How compasses work, how to use them and how to choose the right one

Map and Compass Navigation – twenty-five easy-to-learn skills are described

Relocation Procedures – What to do when lost, dealing with well-known relocation procedures and some ground-breaking new ones

Stellar Navigation – Simple methods that are easy to learn

GNSS (GPS) Navigation – Why Global Satellite Navigation Systems are the most significant advance in navigation since the invention of the magnetic compass; details all of the systems now available, including the American GPS

Specialist environments and equipment – Which techniques are best, where and how to use them in environments such as the Arctic, coastal areas, desert regions, jungles or forests, mountains and urban areas

Written by one of the world's leading search and rescue consultants and highly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs designed to emphasise navigation problems – this is the ultimate guide to not losing your way.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007424603
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 730g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 24 mm

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Ultimate Navigation Manual
A comprehensive navigation book
When I started the book reading the first section on The Essentials, I thought that I knew more about navigation than I thought. However once I got beyond ... READ MORE
Heather Dillon
Ultimate Navigation Manual
Good? Yes! - Ultimate? Maybe...
Richly illustrated and logically organized, Lyle Brotherton's Ultimate Navigation Manual is undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive offerings on the subj... READ MORE
Ultimate Navigation Manual
Great practical book for beginner to expert
This is a book I’ve been waiting to see for a long time. Everyone will get something out of it to take away on their travels no matter where they go. It’s ... READ MORE