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Published: 23 February 2017

152 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198733713

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Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Jim Bennett

Very Short Introductions

  • Covers all the major navigational cultures in history, discussing the methods used in navigation across the years
  • Introduces the instruments used for navigation, from astrolabes and compasses to modern satellite equipment
  • Shows how the science of navigation was driven by commercial aspirations, and shaped by practical and political factors as well as intellectual ones
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide