• Book

    • Enrico Maddalena     

      Orienteering

      Elements of Orientation and Topography for excursions, mountaineering, hiking, survival, soft air and orientation race

    • Orienteering
      • Overview
      • About the author
    • Enrico Maddalena     

      Orienteering

      Elements of Orientation and Topography for excursions, mountaineering, hiking, survival, soft air and orientation race

      • Overview
      • About the author

      Overview

      Aimed at those that are in close contact with natural environments, this book, now in its fourth edition and now fully in colour, examines various orienteering techniques, from classic techniques to the use of GPS, to geographical surveys for producing maps of small and large areas.

      One section is also devoted to orienteering as a professional sport, a discipline which requires reaching a series of checkpoints in the shortest possible time, with the support of paper and a compass. A useful final section is devoted to mountain meteorology.

      Many exercises are included in every chapter, together with their solutions. Attached to the book are two topographic maps of the Istituto Geografico Militare (Military Geographical Institute) on which exercises can be performed, a folder with a goniometer, a coordinatometer and various scale rulers. Software is also available online with specific interactive animations which explain the various techniques and tactics and the use of instruments, with the support of valid spreadsheets to solve without effort even the most complex topographic problems.

      About the author

      Enrico Maddalena, former Army Major, is Maestro of the Italian Orienteering Sport Federation and has taught Orienteering at the Faculty of Sport of the University of Aquila. For Hoepli, he is also the author of the Complete Photography Handbook (over 10,000 copies sold).

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 17 x 21
      Print: Colours
      Pages: 272
      ISBN: 9788820399696
      Price: € 27,90