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Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass (edition 1999)

by Harold Gatty (Author)

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Title:Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
Authors:Harold Gatty (Author)
Info:Dover Publications (1998), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages
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Finding your way without map or compass by Harold Gatty



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  Mikenielson | Oct 28, 2018 |
The title alone should pique your interest! Once you begin reading you won't be disappointed that you picked this book up from your local library, or Amazon.com. A well written and truly informative piece of work, Harold Gatty was well known amongst the pioneers of aviation for his expert navigation skills. Gatty navigated many cross country and cross continental flights, and his expertise was often sought after by pilots such as Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, and Howard Hughes.

In this book Gatty puts together his broad knowledge of simple navigation techniques used by some of the earliest settlers such as the Vikings, Polynesians, Portuguese, Native Americans and Aborigines. The author does a great job of creating an informative book and conveying it in an interesting way so that it isn't dry. You never know when this information might come in useful- especially if you plan on pursuing a career in the military!

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1 vote det040.cwao | Mar 30, 2008 |
Quite a fascinating book about staying oriented and such, but most interesting to me was the applicability of the skills to any area of life. We need to walk circumspectly rather than what most of the world is doing and so lulls us into doing: walking "rectumspectly." ( )
  WaldoCreed | Jul 1, 2006 |
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Today's 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.

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Shows how to determine location, study wind directions and reflection in the sky, even how to uset he senes of smell and hearing to find yoru way.

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