Wilderness Navigation

Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS, 3rd Edition
Author: Bob Burns,Mike Burns
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859469
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!) • Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness 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 (GPS) receivers • 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 a “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

Basic Principles of Topography


Author: Blagoja Markoski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331972147X
Category: Science
Page: 219
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This book gives a comprehensive overview of all relevant elements in topography and their practical application. It elaborates on the classical representation of terrain on maps such as cartographic projections, together with their classification, scale, and geographical elements. It is richly illustrated with photographs, maps and figures, in which the theoretical explanations are clarified. Readers will become acquainted with the physical characteristics of the ground, i.e. tectonic and erosive shapes, the importance and classification of terrain, genetic (fluvial, abrasive, glacial, karst) and topographic types such as higher (mountains, hills, peaks) and lower terrain (valleys, fields). In addition, the book discusses cartometry and coordinate systems, orientation in space (geographic, topographic, tactical) including by means of maps, instruments and the night sky and elaborates new techniques and technologies such as aerial photogrammetric imagery, global navigation satellite systems and LiDAR. The book also includes methods for the practical execution of concrete measurement operations, such as determining position and movement on land with maps, compass and azimuth which makes it especially useful for practitioners and professionals, e.g., for landscape planning, military exercises, mountaineering, nature walks etc. As such it offers a valuable guide not only for undergraduate students but also for researchers in the fields of geography, geosciences, geodesy, ecology, forestry and related areas looking for an overview on topography. Uniquely, the book also features an extensive glossary of topographical terms.

Grit is a 4-Letter Word

The Psychology of Backcountry Travel
Author: Ann Gimpel
Publisher: Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
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Pioneer your own journey. Part guidebook, part self-help manual, Grit is a 4-Letter Word covers mental preparedness for living with only the gear on your back and a nimble mind. But it isn’t a “how to” set of instructions, mostly because there are as many ways of enjoying the wilderness as there are backcountry travelers. The beauty of wilderness travel is discovering what works for you. Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist. She’s also a mountaineer and a vagabond. The wilderness has played a huge role in her life. Stories speak to us at a bone-deep level, so this book is packed full of stories from the author as well as others. Read them with an open heart. It’s how they were written. Appendices covering gear and backcountry kitchen ideas have been added, along with a resource guide, but this is only a starting point. Read. Absorb. Ask questions. Live your dreams.

Day Hiker's Handbook

Get Started with the Experts
Author: Michael L. Lanza,Michael Lanza
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898869019
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 173
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Day Hiker's Handbook tells you everything you need to know to make smart decisions on the trail. Learn how to find a hiking club or locate partners suited to your specific abilities.Dayhiking offers the combined benefits of exercise, outdoor experiences, quality time with friends and family, and the ultimate in affordability. This handbook will get you out on the trails with confidence.

More Everyday Wisdom

Trail-Tested Advice from the Experts
Author: Karen Berger
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898868999
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 205
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Gathers practical advice, timesaving tips, and problem solving techniques ranging from planning and packing to field repairs and emergency improvisation.

Mountains in My Heart

A Passion for Climbing
Author: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594858567
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 303
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A huge draw on the "2013 National Geographic Live" lecture series, the author shares the passion that led to her world record in mountaineering - First woman-and only the fourth climber ever-to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters - Though the two climbers are friends, Kaltenbrunner's path to high places has been very different from Edurne Pasaban's record-breaking feat - Positive, uplifting account of a remarkable athleteEffusive, charismatic, tough, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the world's most successful high-altitude mountaineers and the first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen-and she also eschews high-altitude porters. Mountains of My Heart covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya. Her love of being in the mountains shines through in her writing: For Gerlinde the important thing was not the race to be the first woman to climb the 8,000-meter peaks, but rather to experience the mountains and climb them in her self-sufficient style. Self-sufficiency did not, however, mean climbing without her husband, Ralf Dujmovits; in 2009, Lhotse became her twelfth and his fourteenth 8,000-meter peak! Kaltenbrunner shares the challenges, dangers, and euphoria of her high-altitude climbs, detailing medical emergencies and her own feelings about being high in the mountains. Her writing is honest, captivating, and unrestrained.

Picknick mit Bären


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641079233
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger Leibesfülle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft für Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafür mitbringt, will er den längsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch zwölf Bundesstaaten der USA beginnt... Ein Reisebericht der etwas anderen Art - humorvoll, selbstironisch und mit einem scharfen Blick für die Marotten von Menschen und Bären!

Cosmologische Briefe über die Einrichtung des Weltbaues


Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: 318
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First edition of one of the most important works in stellar astronomy. Lambert had the idea that what appears as the Milky Way might be the visual effect of a lens-shaped universe.

Spitzbergen-Handbuch


Author: Reichs-Marine-Amt
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3861954052
Category:
Page: 374
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Nachdruck des legend ren Spitzbergen-Handbuchs aus dem Jahr 1916.

Die Bücherschmuggler von Timbuktu

Von der Suche nach der sagenumwobenen Stadt und der Rettung ihres Schatzes
Author: Charlie English
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455000290
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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»Ein Meisterwerk des investigativen Journalismus. Ein kluges, fesselndes Buch!« The Guardian Timbuktu ist ein Mythos – einst so reich, dass angeblich sogar die Sklaven Goldschmuck trugen, verfügt die abgelegene Stadt am Niger über einen ganz besonderen Schatz: eine der größten Bibliotheken mittelalterlicher Schriften. Als im Jahr 2012 die Stadt in die Hände von Islamisten fällt, droht die Vernichtung der Bücher. Doch eine Gruppe von Bibliothekaren und Archivaren schmuggelt die Bücher unter Lebensgefahr aus der Stadt. Eine große, meisterhafte Reportage über Menschen, die sich mutig der Vernichtung eines Wissensschatzes und Erbes der Menschheit entgegenstellen – und eine Zeitreise zu einer sagenumwobenen Stadt.

Weltenbummeln – Vagabonding

Das ultimative Handbuch für Langzeitreisen durch die ganze Welt
Author: Rolf Potts
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959714939
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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Achtung, dieses Buch kann dich dazu verleiten, deinen Job zu kündigen, dein Haus zu verkaufen und dich auf ein ausgedehntes Abenteuer zu begeben! Träumst du davon, dir eine Auszeit von der täglichen Routine zu nehmen, um die Welt auf eigene Faust zu entdecken, andere Kulturen und Länder kennenzulernen und deinen Horizont zu erweitern? Rolf Potts hat diesen Traum wahr gemacht und bereist seit vielen Jahren in langen Etappen die ganze Welt. In seinem internationalen Bestseller Weltenbummeln – Vagabonding erfährst du, wie man auch mit wenig Geld den Traum des Langzeitreisens leben kann und was es an Vorbereitungen braucht, damit dein Traum kein Albtraum wird. Profitiere von Potts reichem Erfahrungsschatz und erfahre, wie man solche Abenteuer finanziert, wie man auch unterwegs Geld verdienen kann und mit unvorhergesehenen Situationen am besten umgeht. Aber auch für das Zurückkommen und Sich-Wiedereinfinden in den Alltag hält Potts viele nützliche Tipps und Ratschläge bereit. Dieses Buch, das im englischsprachigen Raum längst Kultstatus genießt und in über 20 Sprachen übersetzt wurde, ist ein verlässlicher Begleiter für alle, die schon einmal darüber nachgedacht haben, sich eine ausgedehnte Auszeit zu gönnen, aber auch für all diejenigen, die sich endlich trauen wollen, den Alltag für eine längere Zeit oder sogar für immer hinter sich zu lassen.

Der große Trip

Tausend Meilen durch die Wildnis zu mir selbst
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Kailash Verlag
ISBN: 3641046025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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EAT, PRAY, LOVE meets Hape Kerkeling Gerade 26 geworden, hat Cheryl Strayed das Gefühl, alles verloren zu haben. Drogen und Männer trösten sie über den Tod ihrer Mutter und das Scheitern ihrer Ehe hinweg. Als ihr ein Outdoor-Führer über den Pacific Crest Trail in die Hände fällt, trifft sie die folgenreichste Entscheidung ihres Lebens: mehr als tausend Meilen zu wandern. Die berührende Geschichte einer Selbstfindung – voller Witz, Weisheit und Intensität, mit einer respektlosen Heldin, die man lieben muss.