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Description - Geocaching by Erik Sherman

GeoCaching: Hike and Seek With Your GPS is a guide to the relatively new, and exponentially growing, activity of geocaching. It is a treasure hunting game using handheld GPS (global positioning system) receivers that is now played world-wide. Although invented in May of 2000, there are already hundreds of thousands of people who participate, and that number continues to rapidly grow. GeoCaching: Hike and Seek With Your GPS covers not only the fundamental principles and points of geocaching, but also covers such related topics as wilderness navigation, hiking, and outdoor safety. The reason to buy this book is that it combines "how to" information - the necessary technical background in GPS, navigation, and hiking, along with some history of the geocaching activity as well as some narrative spots that give readers a sense of why they should get involved. The person who expressed interest in being the technical editor is well regarded in geocaching circles and highly knowledgeable and will ensure that the information is as directed to practical use as possible. This book is a comprehensive guide to geocaching, a leisure activity using GPS technology for a high tech treasure hunt game. It is the only book out on something that has been growing at exponential rates since its introduction in 2000 and that has received wide coverage on television, on radio, and in newspapers and magazines. It is particularly popular with extreme sports and high tech aficionados.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590591222
ISBN-10: 1590591224
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: APress
Publisher: APress
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Erik Sherman

Erik Sherman is a widely-published journalist and author. He is the author of three books, and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Continental, Technology Review, US News, Men's Journal, CIO Insight, ComputerWorld, the New York Times Syndicate, and many other places. Before his writing career took precedence, Erik was a business and marketing consultant to companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. Prior to that, Erik was head of product marketing at a direct marketer of hardware and software for technical professionals. Erik is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a certified scuba diver, and counts himself lucky to live near woods and a conservation area.

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