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Sextant : a young man's daring sea voyage and the men who mapped the world's oceans

Author: David Barrie
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the author's first transatlantic voyage, when he learned to navigate using a sextant, and traces how this indispensable navigational tool was used by daring mariners to explore and map the world.
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Named Person: David Barrie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Barrie
ISBN: 9780062279347 0062279343 9780062279354 0062279351
OCLC Number: 857966932
Description: xx, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Setting sail --
First sight --
The origins of the sextant --
Bligh's boat journey --
Anson's ordeals --
The marine chronometer --
Celestial timekeeping --
Captain Cook charts the Pacific --
Bougainville in the South Seas --
La Pérouse vanishes --
The travails of George Vancouver --
Flinders-coasting Australia --
Flinders-shipwreck and captivity --
Voyages of the Beagle --
Slocum circles the world --
Endurance --
"These are men" --
Two landfalls --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: David Barrie.
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Chronicles the author's first transatlantic voyage, when he learned to navigate using a sextant, and traces how this indispensable navigational tool was used by daring mariners to explore and map the world.

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