Amazon: An Extraordinary Journey Down the Greatest River on by Bruce Parry

By Bruce Parry

Explorer Bruce Parry embarks on an epic trip down the Amazon. Written in diary shape, the ebook bargains a unprecedented perception into the methods of lifestyles that experience existed because the sunrise of time and are approximately to vanish ceaselessly. sickness, injuries and all demeanour of unexpected mishaps attempt Parry's power each step of ways.

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Latitude is the distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees from 0 to 90, with 0 at the equator and 90 north at the North Pole. Longitude is the distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees. The prime meridian is located in Greenwich, England. A degree is 1/360th of a circle; in this case, the circle is the circumference of the earth. Latitude and longitude are usually expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds. A minute is 1/60th of a degree, and a second is 1/60th of a minute.

With the aid of a map and compass, this breakthrough in navigational capability can take you anyplace you desire. Page 12 2 Navigation Tools GPS Receivers A GPS receiver is a sensitive microwave radio receiver combined with a sophisticated computer. Control buttons and a display screen complete the receiver. The technical specifications can be a bit intimidating. It is somewhat difficult to compare different instruments since they are constantly evolving. The following discussion describes features you should consider when buying a receiver.

Do not rely on 2-D navigation unless you are going to be at a constant, known elevation, such as on water. Some GPS receivers do not allow you to enter an altitude; they assume you are at sea level or the last computed altitude. Errors of several miles can result from using 2-D navigation on land. The receiver will start 3-D navigation as soon as it receives four satellites. Some receivers do not have obvious warnings that they are in 2-D mode. It is essential that you know how to determine if your receiver is in 2-D or 3-D mode.

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