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Viking navigation

Author: Søren Thirslund
Publisher: Roskilde, Denmark : Viking Ship Museum, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How was the Norse Navigator able to shape his course across the North Atlantic long before the invention of the magnetic compass? This book tells the story of the Viking Sun Compass and how it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Søren Thirslund
ISBN: 9788785180384 8785180386
OCLC Number: 181142279
Description: 40 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: How to make a sun compass --
Captain Carl V. Sølver's theory of the bearing-dial --
Dr. Curt Roslund's theory of the bearing-dial --
The investigations of the Danish Forensic Police --
Further investigations and experiments --
Position finding at sea.
Responsibility: Søren Thirslund.
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...a useful source for those beginning study of Viking period navigation.[...] Thirslunds interdisciplinary approach to research yields positive results for evidence of Viking period navigation.' -- Read more...

 
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