From award-winning science writer Jim Carrier comes the remarkable story of GPS - an invention so woven into the fabric of modern life that we take it for granted. A troubled child of the Cold War, satellite navigation was created to aim nuclear missiles. Today, it is also used to find grandma's house, guide drones, track packages, plant crops, spy on each other, and keep time. it is difficult to imagine civilization without it. This easy-to-understand primer, with 25 photos and illustrations, provides a basic understanding of the history, science, wizardry, and potential of knowing precisely where we are.
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About the Author
Jim Carrier is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, known for his adventure, nature and science writing. His writing has appeared in the National Geographic, the New York Times, The Denver Post, magazines and anthologies, including the Best American Science and Nature Writing. He has roamed by jeep through the American West and by sailboat across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. His reporting from the West, as the Rocky Mountain Ranger, took him through 500,000 miles, 7,665 sunsets and 87 pairs of Levis. Carrier was founder of IntelliTours, a GPS-guided audio tour company.