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Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans

By: David Barrie

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03957

ISBN: 0007516568

Condition: Near Fine


This is the story of an instrument that changed the world. In an eloquent elegy to celestial navigation. David Barrie tells how and why the sextant was invented: how offshore navigators depended on it for thier lives in wild and uncharted waters; and how it played a vital role in the stirring history of exploration. The D/W has been priced clipped. View more info