The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

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Explains a process of navigation that relies on natural phenomenon and describes techniques followed by ancient people involving the Sun, Moon, tides, currents, wind, and the horizon that can be used to determine direction and ensure arrival at a safe destination.Figure 81 illustrates the principle ofa Sun compass. By tracing the path of the shadow ... Magnetic compasses on jeeps were unreliable, as the iron on the jeep would deflect the compass needle. A Sun compass doesna#39;t suffer from this problem.


Title:The Lost Art of Finding Our Way
Author: John Edward Huth
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2013-05-15
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