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Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

by Harold Gatty

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...


The Pirate Wars

by Peter Earle

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality...


Sextant

by David Barrie

In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments...


Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

by Glen Van Brummelen

Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the...


New York to Okinawa Sloooooowly

by John Barnes

Over many centuries, wars have been lost due to lack of food and proper supplies for the troops. Without a way to survive, the troops had to retreat rather than stay and fight. The same need applied to ships...


Last of the Line

by Patricia Gumbrell

Now that lighthouse automation has been completed, what of the service and dedication to duty that was unfailingly provided by keepers, their associates and their families? Last of the Line is an account of...


Driverless Cars: On a Road to Nowhere

by Christian Wolmar

Driverless cars are the future. That is what the tech giants, the auto industry and even the government want us to think. Almost daily there are media stories about how we will soon all be able to rip up our...


Our Point of View

by Thomas Mark Szelog & Lee Ann Szelog

Tom and Lee Szelog were the first tenants to live in the former lightkeeper's house at Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde, Maine. A professional photographer, Tom naturally kept a visual record of their years...


Basic Illustrated Map and Compass

by Cliff Jacobson & Lon Levin

BASIC ILLUSTRATED MAP AND COMPASS

Wilderness guide Cliff Jacobson created the map and compass curriculum for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and here he shows easy-to-follow steps on choosing a...


Backpacker Magazine's Using a GPS

by Bruce Grubbs

Backpacker's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, and Sharing is a complete guide to the digital mapping revolution including how to do it and how to join it. Plan your trip, record it with GPS, edit...


The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail

by Glenn Turner

The Toronto Carrying Place trail linked Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, and helped shape the development of Ontario. Its influence is still felt today, though much of the original trail is obscured. Glenn Turner...


Finding North

by George Michelsen Foy

Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory,...


Hillwalking

by Steve Long

Hillwalking is an indispensable guide to the skills required for summer hill walking and is a major reference book for those who wish to lead groups in the UK and Ireland. It is the official handbook for Mountain...


Navigation in the Mountains

by Carlo Forte

Navigation in the Mountains - The Definitive Guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders is the official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes. Packed with essential information and techniques,...


Three Kinds of Motion: Kerouac, Pollock, and the Making of American Highways

by Riley Hanick

Book-length essay chronicles Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, and the origin of America’s highway system.