Basic Illustrated Map and Compass will help you discover techniques for choosing and using the right type of compass, using a map and compass in concert with a GPS receiver, reading and understanding contour lines and other map features, plotting a course and finding your way through the wilderness, using the stars to navigate rivers, streams, and trails at night and finding and ordering the maps you need. Learn More
This book introduces young people to the pleasures and challenges of camping. There are any number of projects and plans to entertain those whose travels take them into fields and forests. There are chapters on packing a horse, on making clothes and moccasins, on camp cooking, and on building piers, boats and sleds. The directions are clear, the diagrams simple, and the activities enticing. The chapters in this book are divided up by seasons of the year. Learn More
Flags of the Fifty States is an indispensable historical reference and a fascinating, beautiful pictorial guide to the rich history and diversity of our fifty states.
The powerful stories behind the creation of our state flags reveal a great deal. The forces that came to bear on what was ultimately chosen to become a
territory's emblem provide clear and vivid lessons about the politics, geography, economics, and conflicts of an era -- and how they related to the growing
United States as well. This book provides beautiful, full-color reproductions of each flag, a thorough account of how and why each flag was designed, what
the various symbols and figures in the flags mean, and how each flag evolved. This wonderful book is peppered throughout with interesting facts and sidebars,
with answers to such questions as why Alaska is represented by the Big Dipper, what significance the diamond has in the flag of Arkansas, how the palmetto
tree came to appear on South Carolina's flag, which state features the Union Jack on its flag, and what impact the Civil War had on designs of the state flags
of the South.
Learn everything you need to know to get started in the fast-growing, family-friendly sport of geocaching. A complete introduction, this book includes: information on geocaching's origins, instructions on creating and hiding your own cache, basic backcountry safety, geocaching ethics and etiquette, plus more. Soft cover, 129 pages. Learn More