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The Barefoot Navigator: Navigating with the Skills of the Ancients

The Barefoot Navigator: Navigating with the Skills of the AncientsThe Barefoot Navigator: Navigating with the Skills of the Ancients

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Price: £16.99 Product code: 9780713674293

By Jack Lagan

Learn about wayfinding from what you can see around you and from what you have in your head. This book will fascinate navigators and landlubbers alike.

The Barefoot Navigator is the most innovative book about marine navigation for decades. Jack Lagan believes there is nothing so valuable at sea as standing on a deck and just knowing where you are using special knowledge about the sea and the sky and using your senses – in other words, practical, technology-free navigation.

Split into four parts, The Barefoot Navigator covers the navigational achievements of the ancient seafarers; explains how to use the wind, swell, sun and stars to estimate position and hold a course; how to use DIY devices to calculate latitude, obtain bearings and estimate longitude; and how all these techniques can be used in survival situations.

Paperback
160 pages
ISBN: 9780713674293