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Navigation in Exploration

 

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Revision with unchanged content. In the 15th century, mariners established their location using “dead reckoning,” a technique that used superstition, experience, and some guesswork to determine the position of a ship at sea. Ships, cargos, and lives by the thousands were lost because of inadequate navigation techniques and instruments. This study focuses on two pivotal, simultaneous revolutions in the Age of Exploration. First, navigators had to move away from experience-only to extensive scientific training. Second, navigation instruments were invented, developed, and/or refined to provide accurate readings capable of providing useful global positioning information. These factors combined to produce an explosion of exploration that took mariners to the far corners of the planet, impacting governments and geosciences, astronomy and academics. To under­stand this revolution better, we take a closer look at navigation during the 1686 LaSalle expedition to Texas, particularly a unique nocturnal/planisphere, one of only four in existence worldwide and so accurate it can still be used today. The book is for those with an interest in navigation, scientific instru­ments, astronomy, and archaeology.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC49926
AuthorLois Swanick
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages136
Publishing Year2012-06-01T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3639421224
Edition1 st
Book TypePhysics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandAV Akademikerverlag
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-06-08 00:00:00