Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans

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In the tradition of Dava Sobel's `Longitude' comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery - an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world.This is the story of an instrument that changed the world. In prose as crisp as the book's subject, David Barrie tells how and why the sextant was invented; how offshore navigators depended on it for their lives in wild and ...

Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans 2015, William Collins, London

ISBN-13: 9780007516582

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Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans 2014, William Collins, London

ISBN-13: 9780007516568

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