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The Barefoot Navigator (Paperback)

Author: Lagan, Jack

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The Barefoot Navigator is an unusual and fascinating exploration of the skills of navigation employed by the ancients and transferable to the present day. The first half of the book investigates the navigation capabilities of seafarers long before modern navigation instruments or charts became available. For example, how did the Polynesians manage to populate an area of ocean larger than North America simply by analyzing clouds, currents, wind direction, sun, stars, and the flight patterns of ocean birds? And how did the Vikings routinely travel between Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia; huge tracts of treacherous water? The second part of the book analyzes how the techniques of the ancients can be employed by 21st century seafarers to supplement today's navigational hardware; especially in survival situations.

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Publisher Natl Book Network
Mfg Part# 9781574092325
SKU 202817042
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1574092324
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0148
Publisher Sheridan House
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