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Author Name:    LEWIS, David

Title:   We, the Navigators : The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific. First Paperback Printing

Publisher:    University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1975, ISBN:0824803949 

Seller ID:   60447

LEWIS, David. We, the Navigators : The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific. Honolulu : University Press of Hawaii, (1975). First Paperback Printing. Pp (8),vii-xviii,[1]-345,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, white card covers. Cassell 1157, Toy 2579. Contents: Foreword by S.H. Riesenberg. Part I. The Puzzle. 1. Rediscovery of a vanishing art; Part II. Direction. 2. Steering by the stars; 3. Subsidiary directional guides Part III. Compensations and orientation. 4. Dead reckoning; 5. Orientation concepts in dead reckoning; Part IV. Expanded Target Landfall and Position. 6. Island blocks, birds, clouds; 7. Swell patterns and phosphorescence; 8. Expanded target landfall in practice 9. Position fixing at sea Part V. The Lonely Seaways. 10. Voyaging canoes; 11. Reasons for voyaging; 12. The long seaways of Eastern Polynesia.Appendix I. "Variations of star bearings with latitude "by V. Radhakrishna n; Appendix II. Directional marks ashore. With references and index. Very good. 22.00


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