Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass


Immensely useful, highly instructive manual for would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, survivalists anyone who enjoys exploring the outdoors. Today adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas even on the ocean by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon and stars. Clearly, precisely and graphically explained by one of the worlds great navigators.

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"This book is an example of why books are great. The knowledge contained in it would be largely lost or very difficult to compile had hte author not taken the time to publish it. He spent his life learning various methods of navigation arround the world from many cultures: cultures not assimilated to the modern or western world. 


I've always thought it would be fascinating to learn navigation or tracking from a native or someone who has learned information that has been passed down from generation to generation. Low tech, but very skillful. Art more than science. That is exactly what this book teaches. 


The most interesting part for me was the explanation of how Polynesians navigated at sea: following migrating birds, seeing land beyond the horizon by watching reflections on the bottom of clouds, wave variation, and star positions. 


There is a lot of good information for both land and sea, plus some for air. The author taught naviation to the US Air Force about the middle of the 20th century. "
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