Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Author: Harold Gatty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 264

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Author: Fred Touche

Publisher: Touche Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 520

Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools and techniques to fail are discussed, such as why an altimeter often shows the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, and the sun often points in an unexpected direction. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide practical wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Specific information on using the moon for directions and the stars for position, measuring boiling water temperature for elevation, map projections, map datums, great circle routes, and the UTM/UPS grid system is included.

Essential Wilderness Navigation

A Real-World Guide to Finding Your Way Safely in the Woods With or Without A Map, Compass or GPS

Author: Craig Caudill

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 536

All the Skills You Need to Navigate Unfamiliar Terrain In this must-have guide, top wilderness trainer and author Craig Caudill partners with fellow wilderness instructor Tracy Trimble to help you find your way in nature—no matter the tools you have on hand. Using real-life stories of wilderness navigation successes—and cautionary tales of wilderness exploration gone awry—Craig and Tracy start with the basics of rudimentary compass and map use before teaching the finer points of these indispensable resources, making Essential Wilderness Navigation the ultimate go-to guide for explorers of all skill levels. You’ll also learn how technological aids like GPS and natural elements like flora, fauna and celestial bodies can help you identify your position. Armed with your new knowledge and skills, you will be well equipped to troubleshoot any problems, explore nature and become a master wilderness navigator.

Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 821

DIVInvaluable reference contains every word of vital repository of ancient Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. Phonetic version, definition, index of English equivalents. Second, revised edition. /div

Celtic Myths and Legends

Author: T. W. Rolleston

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 688

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.

Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 749

Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.

A History of Musical Style

Author: Richard L. Crocker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 608

View: 212

Exceptionally clear, systematic presentation of the evolution of musical style from Gregorian Chant (AD 700) to mid-20th-century atonal music. Over 140 musical examples. Bibliography.

The Voyage

A Sailor's Viewpoint

Author: Philip H. Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 367

Knitting for Anarchists

The What, Why and How of Knitting

Author: Anna Zilboorg

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 786

Every knitter takes a different approach, and this revolutionary guide fosters experimentation and self-expression. Author Anna Zilboorg defies the notion of a one-size-fits-all teaching method, assuring readers that the techniques most comfortable and intuitive for individual knitters are always correct. Her explorations of the construction of knitted fabrics are founded upon the understanding that there are many different ways to produce the same satisfying result. Offering advice rather than rules, Knitting for Anarchists promises to broaden the horizons of active knitters and to encourage beginners. Patterns for sweaters, pullovers, and cardigans include helpful photos, charts, and directions that serve not only as guidelines but also as springboards for unlimited variations.

Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework

Author: Gertrude Whiting

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 841

More than 200 illustrations of hoops, frames, pins, pincushions, punches, bobbins, bodkins, shuttles, spinning wheels, sewing machines, and more from a wide array of cultures. Index.