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The Barefoot Navigator: Navigating With the Skills of the Ancients
     

The Barefoot Navigator: Navigating With the Skills of the Ancients

by Jack Lagan
 

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The Barefoot Navigator is an unusual and fascinating exploration
of the skills of navigation employed by the ancients and transferrable
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

Overview

The Barefoot Navigator is an unusual and fascinating exploration
of the skills of navigation employed by the ancients and transferrable
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 analysing 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 analyses how
the techniques of the ancients can be employed by 21st century seafarers to supplement today's navigational hardware - especially in survival situations.




This is a unique analysis of practical technology-free navigation,
whose techniques can easily be employed by modern navigators to
supplement their personal navigation skills in order to just 'know'
where they are. It will fascinate navigators and landlubbers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472903266
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,186,990
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Jack Lagan has been sailing since the 1960s on everything from 14ft
dinghies to 30m Baltic Traders around the world. When not
living-aboard, fitting navigation systems and helping with yacht
deliveries, he is a writer and documentary film-maker.
Jack Lagan has been sailing since the 1960s on everything from 14ft dinghies to 30m Baltic Traders around the world. When not living-aboard, fitting navigation systems and helping with yacht deliveries, he is a writer and documentary film-maker.

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