Genre: Non-Fiction, Outdoor Adventure
Be expert with a map and compass by Björn Kjellström, is probably the definitive work on how to use a compass and a map for orienteering both for survival and entertainment. This handbook begins with an introduction on compasses, their history and uses, outlines the basic principles and techniques for locating oneself on the map, and includes information regarding the sport of orienteering. There are example maps to practice with while reading the book, as well as information and tips for setting up orienteering courses.
This is a great resource to use while talking and working with Boy Scouts helping them achieve their orienteering merit badge. They're great examples to use for describing elevation maps terrain and the workings of a compass.
I give this book 4 ½ stars because I've used it multiple times for Boy Scouts as well as for my own personal enjoyment. It's quite fun learning to find one's location using a map and compass rather than just a GPS unit. I was suggested as book to anyone interested in camping and hiking or to anyone who may be unfamiliar with the use of a compass.