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Topographic Symbols - FM 21-31 US Army Field Manual


Master Your Map Skills with This Essential Manual on Topographic Symbols:

Prepare yourself and brush up on your skills with this unabridged, high-quality Civilian Reference Edition reissue of the official Topographic Symbols FM 21-31 US Army War Department Field Manual, 1952 release. This unclassified civilian reference edition manual features over 200 icons, symbols, and abbreviations that adorn USGS quadrangle maps and military-style grid maps. This book represents the best knowledge about topographic map symbols for the solider teams who depend on accurate and detailed maps.

Contents include essential knowledge about all types of symbols and icons that appear on topographic maps and USGS quadrangles for map reading and land navigation in the wilderness. Discussed inside these pages are symbols for relief, drainage, topography, vegetation, roads, buildings, hydrography, boundaries, public land, and other markers such as control points, elevations, and topographic indices.

Gain essential skills for your outdoors activities by learning from the classic knowledge of the American soldier. Great for learning the ins-and-outs of mastering navigation of the outdoors while on foot or horseback. Not just for military personnel, this book is a great gift for outdoors enthusiasts, backpackers, campers, hikers, hunters, or scouts!

A part of the Military Outdoors Skills Series: Volume 9:

This Doublebit Historic Edition reprint of Topographic Symbols FM 21-31 (1952) is professionally restored and presented from the original source with the highest degree of fidelity possible. Available in both paperback and hardcover, readers can enjoy this Civilian Reference Edition reissue for generations to come and learn from its timeless knowledge.

About the Doublebit Military Outdoors Skills Series:

Military manuals contain essential knowledge about outdoors life, thriving while in the field, and self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, many great military books, field manuals, and technical guides over the years have become less available and harder to find. These have either been rescinded by the armed forces or are otherwise out of print due to their age. This does not mean that these texts are worthless or "out of date" - in fact, the opposite is true! It is true that the US Military frequently updates its manuals as its protocols have changed based on the times and combat situations that our armed services face. However, the knowledge about the outdoors over the entire history of military publication is timeless!

By publishing the Military Outdoors Skills Series, it is our goal at Doublebit Press to do what we can to preserve and share historic military works, such as army field manuals (the FM series), technical manuals (the TM series), and other military books that hold timeless knowledge about outdoors life, navigation, and survival. Through remastered reprint editions of military handbooks and field manuals, we can preserve the time-tested skills and institutional knowledge that was learned through hard lessons and training by the U.S. Military and our expert soldiers.

Product details:

Publisher: Doublebit Press; Civilian Reference ed. edition (October 8, 2020)
Language: English
Paperback: 119 pages
Item Weight: 294.835 g
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

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