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Preface to the Third Edition. Introduction The Art (and Science) of Orienteering. The Map and Compass in Your Everyday Life. The Map and Compass in the Outdoors. Map and Compass for the Family. Map and Compass Bringing People Together. Using the Map and Compass in Education. The ?Romance? of Orienteering. Part I Discovery: Fun with Maps Alone. What Is a Map? What the Map Tells. Traveling by Map. Part II Exploration: Fun with the Compass. The Origin of the Compass. Compass Design Basics. Traveling by Compass Alone. Test Your Compass Skills. Fishing and Hunting: Special Use of Your Compass. Part III Adventure: Fun with Map and Compass. The Excitement of the Uncertain. Traveling by Map and Compass?Orienteering. Hints on Wilderness Orienteering. Part IV Challenge: Competitive Orienteering. The History of the Sport of Orienteering. Your First Orienteering Race. Hints on Competitive Orienteering. Organizing an Orienteering Event. Preparing the Course. Running an Orienteering Event. Answers to Tests. Glossary. Map and Compass Resources. International Orienteering Federation Control Descriptions. Index. Training Map Attached to Back Cover.

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The late Bjorn Kjellstrom was a Swedish champion in orienteering who loved to share his passion for the outdoors. His writings on the subject have been published in several languages. He helped invent the modern protractor-based compass and cofounded the internationally renowned compass company Silva. He is credited with introducing orienteering to the United States. He was also one of the founders of the Swedish and U.S. Orienteering Federations. Carina Kjellstrom Elgin developed her love of nature and of orienteering by literally following in the footsteps of her father, Bjorn Kjellstrom, on daily childhood excursions.

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