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Sailors have been navigating the seas for thousands of years, and navigational technology has progressed exponentially during that time. This concise yet comprehensive volume begins with the impressive developments in navigation made by early navigators and follows the art and science of navigation through the ages to their culmination in the huge advances made by our contemporaries.
With a focus on the navigational tools invented by each age and civilization, Launer traces the evolution of humankind's navigational skills from the Kamal of the Arabs and the Lead-line first used by the Romans, all the way up to the radio and satellite communication devices available to modern sailors.
• Author: Donald Launer
• Paperback: 208 pages
• Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.7 x 8.7 inches