Read some of the reviews that have been written about our book
Longtime tech writer Gillin and his wife,Dana,an editor,are the perfect ambassadors for geocaching. Their book imparts all the how-to that a budding enthusiast needs to get started while also including lots of funny and interesting anecdotes that will communicate to the completely unfamiliar reader just why the sport is exploding in popularity. The book is broken down neatly into chapters on all aspects of geocaching,including hiding,seeking,and the requisite technology. VERDICT This is a lively and well-written introduction to a sport that is rapidly gaining followers. It makes a fine source for instruction—its clear writing and personable tone far surpass similar instruction books—but it is also simply an interesting read for all curious about the phenomenon.
–John Helling,Library Journal
The Joy of Geocaching is one of the best books ever written on geocaching. My wife and I teach a course for women (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) who are learning how to use a global positioning system receiver (GPSr) for outdoor and forest recreation. The sport of geocaching ties in nicely with this training. We now use The Joy of Geocaching as our preferred reference. This newly published book on “finding health,happiness and creative energy through a worldwide treasure hunt”was written by Paul and Dana Gillin begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting and truly captures the essence of the sport of Geocaching.
–Steve Nix,About.com Forestry Guide
Their book includes a wealth of information on how to get started treasure hunting with GPS for hidden “geocaches” throughout the world. Additionally,though,it features the photos and profiles of people who’ve fallen in love with this creative sport,reconnected with nature,made friends,and transformed their lives in the process.
I wasn’t sure what an author could bring to the subject of geocaching that would really break the mold. With this book,I was pleasantly surprised…The book is well written,and does a great job at demystifying the jargon and explaining the tools and technology that made geocaching possible…If you’re interested in getting started with geocaching,look no further than The Joy of Geocaching.
Chuck Lawton,Geek Dad
For some reason geocaching has passed me by. Maybe it is because I just spend too much time doing geeky things already. Don’t really know,but if you are game to try it and don’t know where or how to start,then you want to read this book called The Joy of Geocahing Paul and Dana Gillin. Paul is my podcasting partner behind the MediaBlather.com series that we have done over the past several years on various social media and public relations-related topics. The couple have been caching for several years,including on their honeymoon in France. They relate some wonderful case histories of power cachers (people that try to find dozens or hundreds of caches in a given period),tools,tips,techniques and jargon to get even the greenest cacher started in this hobby.
–David Strom,Web Informant
A fine guide to a game that has helped many people with their relationships and life,“The Joy of Geocaching”is a top pick for anyone looking for an introduction to the game.
Midwest Book Review
Must-read…I think it is the most entertaining,educational and compelling book yet written about our marvelous obsession.
–Ed Manley,The Online Geocacher
Paul and Dana Gillin show readers the personal side of geocaching as they share the passion and intensity that drive some of the most dedicated cachers…This book is an incredible resource to include in the geocacher’s toolkit.
Page after page,“The Joy of Geocaching” reveals ardent enthusiasts who thrive on the quest,ingenuity and social bonding involved. One confronted an alligator in knee-deep water. Another met a bear in a mineshaft. Some have had to explain themselves to police officers who stopped them cold with “FREEZE! Put your hands in the air and step away from that box!”
Complete with photos,a resource list and an extensive glossary,“The Joy of Geocaching” should please novices and also more advanced practitioners of the art.
Muggles who read it could transform themselves into geo-Harry-Potters,mastering the wizardry and heading out for their own feats of GPS derring-do.
Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, The News Review
The Joy of Geocaching covers all aspects of the sport,from finding your first cache,planning outings,learning the technology and tools,to the variants of caching like power &extreme caching.
Covered also is the social side of caching –events,CITOs,meet n’greets and mega events.
This is definitely a book for your geocaching bookshelf and I would highly recommend it to new and veteran geocachers.
If you are new to geocaching and want to learn many of the tips,tricks and techniques from actual experienced geocachers while being regaled with geocaching recollections. The Joy of Geocaching is the book for you.
HeadHardHat,GeoCache:I’m NOT Obsessed…Right?
…an excellent introduction to this new sport. Everything you need to know to get started,and how to play the game…filled with interesting and funny anecdotes that reveal the reason this sport is exploding in popularity.
Marion Kusnick,Milwaukee Public Library
I really enjoyed the vicarious thrill imparted through some of these anecdotes.
TheMom,Books! Books! Books!
Very good information and stories about geocaching. Well written and very thorough. Every geocacher should have this book in their library.
–Bert Carter (WE4NCS)
I highly suggest this book for anyone from a beginner to the seasoned veteran of geocaching.
Some reviews from our Facebook Fan Page:
My copy arrived in the mail yesterday from Amazon. I’m hooked–a FANTASTIC read. Congratulations!
–Ed Anderson (SoftScienceOfficer)
Paul &Dana,Geo-Congratulations on the publishing of your WONDERFUL book!!! Amazing read and really does justice to the geocaching community. Thanks for your efforts.
–Scott Veix (InfiniteMPG)
Congratulations on a REALLY FUN book,Paul and Dana! You’ve really captured the essence of what it is about this sport that changes people’s lives. I know it will be wildly successful!
–Julie Perrine (Mrs. Captain Picard)
Wow!!!! Your book about covers it all! Great to see a book like this available!
–Jim Moody (kwvers!)
Other reviews and comments:
I highly recommend the book to everyone that takes part in this crazy game. It is well written and fun!
–Ray King (peasinapod)
Captures the true spirit and “joy”of geocaching in a way that none of its predecessors were able to. Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of this great piece of geocaching history.
–Brad Simmons (Monkeybrad)