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The riddle of the compass : the invention that changed the world

Author: Amir D Aczel; Henry Leyva; Audible, Inc.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Random House Audible; Wayne, N.J. : Distributed by Audible, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English
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The secrets of science meet the drama of the high seas. Amir D. Aczel, the distinguished science writer, turns detective as he uncovers the fascinating story of the invention of the compass. It's a fabulous tale of Chinese lodestones directing the building of palaces and ancient mariners following the flights of birds to reach their destinations. The arrival of the compass in Europe and an understanding of its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Amir D Aczel; Henry Leyva; Audible, Inc.
OCLC Number: 48492292
Notes: Spoken audio file that can be listened to on a portable audio device.
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Unabridged.
Duration: 03:20:00.
Performer(s): Read by Henry Leyva.
Responsibility: Amir D. Aczel.

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The secrets of science meet the drama of the high seas. Amir D. Aczel, the distinguished science writer, turns detective as he uncovers the fascinating story of the invention of the compass. It's a fabulous tale of Chinese lodestones directing the building of palaces and ancient mariners following the flights of birds to reach their destinations. The arrival of the compass in Europe and an understanding of its potential revolutionized trade in the Mediterranean and ushered in the great Age of Exploration.

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