"U.S. Army Map Reading and Land Navigation Handbook" Military Manual by Department of the Army

Product #: 719330 Lyons Press #: 59228-382-9 UPC #: 9781592283828
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The U.S. Army's official guide to map reading, determining location, and navigating.

For a soldier, knowing where you are is a matter of life and death, and so it comes as no surprise that the Army has produced the most complete, clear, and thorough guide to map reading and navigation available. The book begins with a comprehensive explanation of the meaning and uses of maps, whether photographic, planimetric (standard-style), or topographic, then proceeds to the use of those maps, discussing compass techniques, celestial navigation, and determination of distance. There is a detailed section on interpreting topographic maps, with notes on tactical considerations for differing terrain, as well as determining the ease of movement through an area. There is also information on field sketching, the tricky art of map folding, units of measure and conversion factors, map symbols, orienteering, and the global positioning system (GPS). For the adult outdoorsman venturing into the wild, the Boy Scout, or the serious military buff, the U.S. Army Map Reading and Land Navigation Handbook is an indispensable, must-have book.

The book contains well-illustrated chapters with invaluable information on:
  • Training Strategy
  • Maps
  • Marginal Information and Symbols
  • Grids
  • Scale and Distance
  • Direction
  • Overlays
  • Aerial Photographs
  • Navigation Equipment and Methods
  • Elevation and Relief
  • Terrain Association
  • Mounted Land Navigation
  • Navigation in Different Types of Terrain
  • Sustainment Training
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Publisher:Lyons Press
Publication Date: July 2004
Number of pages: 192

These are reprints of actual U.S. Armed Forces technical and training manuals.
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