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Wilderness Navigation

Mountaineers Books


by Bob Burns and Mike Burns

Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness. Wilderness Navigation is the the official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students. In this revised third edition, find updated information on modern maps, GPS, and recommended apps, as well as traditional map and compass skills.



This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook:

  • Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, "skills check" mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end
  • Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System
  • Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings)
  • Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on "smart" phones (along with a description of their limitations)
  • Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques
  • Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information


Author Bob Burns and Mike Burns
Title Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS
Edition Third Edition
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Publication Date April 1, 2015
Pages 190
Format Paperback
ISBN-13 978-1594859458

Category: Navigation, withdrawn

Type: Book

Vendor: Mountaineers Books