Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass Author Harold Gatty
ISBN-10 048640613X
ISBN-13 9780486406138
Year 1999-03-19
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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During his remarkable lifetime Harold Gatty became one of the world s great navigators in 1931 he and Wiley Post flew around the world in a record breaking eight days and to the benefit of posterity recorded in this book much of his accumulated knowledge about pathfinding both on land and at sea Applying methods used by primitive peoples and early explorers the author shows how to determine location study wind directions and reflections in the sky even how to use the senses of smell and hearing to find your way in the wilderness in a desert in snow covered areas and on the ocean By observing birds and other animals weather patterns vegetation shifting sands patterns of snow fields and the positions of the sun moon and stars would be explorers can learn to estimate distances and find their way without having to rely on a map or a compass The wealth of valuable data and advice in this volume much of it unavailable elsewhere makes it indispensable for hikers bikers scouts sailors and outdoorsmen all those who might find themselves stranded or lost in an unfamiliar area Through careful study of this book and its lessons pathfinders can learn to interpret signs in the natural world to find their way in almost any kind of terrain

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