The American Swedish Historical Museum will be showcasing the antique compasses from Björn Kjellström's collection, which he donated to the Boy Scouts of America. This will be the first time the compasses will be shown to the public, 

April 6th-Sept. 22, 2019. See the Museum's full website by clicking the link below.

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Don't Miss this Exhibit! Navigating the Nordic Way!

Björn Kjellström collected antique compasses as part of his fascination with magnetism.

Björn Kjellström collected antique compasses as part of his fascination with magnetism. See them for the first time in a wonderful exhibit on compasses and orienteering.

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Preface to the Third Edition

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Read Björn's daughter Carina Elgin's preface to the third edition of the book.

Over 5000,000 copies of the book have been sold, and it has been translated into several languages. 

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