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Descripción de editorial

This book describes the history and development of navigating instruments. Before satellites these were used to measure the altitude of the sun and stars above the horizon, to determine the ship's position at sea. The book also contains a catalogue of 347 mariner's astrolabes, cross-staffs, backstaffs, and octants, sextants and artificial horizons.

GÉNERO
Ciencia y naturaleza
PUBLICADO
2009
junio 25
LENGUAJE
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
336
Páginas
EDITORIAL
OUP Oxford
VENDEDOR
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholar s of the University of Oxford tradi ng as Oxford University Press
TAMAÑO
61.7
MB