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Compass : a story of exploration and innovation

Author: Alan Gurney
Publisher: New York, NY : Norton, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first compasses were devised a thousand years ago and as they were steadily improved, an understanding of their potential developed, so they made possible much of the exploration of the world,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gurney
ISBN: 0393050734 9780393050738
OCLC Number: 249151677
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [297] - 305.
Description: 320 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Responsibility: Alan Gurney.
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"...looks as if it might do for magnetic north what Longitude did for, well, longitude." - Erica Wagner, The Times "...[I]t is in these chapters on Knight that Gurney shows best what he is capable Read more...

 
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