|Voyage To Jamestown: Practical Navigation in the Age of Discovery|
|Friday, 03 August 2012 15:06|
Author: Robert D. Hicks
Publisher: The Naval Institute Press
From Baird Maritime
This is something of an odd one. The sub-title really describes the content better than the title.
In the days before GPS, radio navigation, chronometers and sextants, people managed to sail their ships reasonably safely over quite long distances.
Mr Hicks describes how they did so. His book uses the device of describing a fictional voyage from Bristol, England, to Jamestown in Virginia in 1611.
It’s an interesting approach that works very well. The author describes much more of the voyage than just the principles and practices of navigation that it involved.
An excellent way to learn how the once arcane practice of navigation developed.
Ordering information:The Naval Institute Press Annapolis, USA Web: www.nip.org
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