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Barrie Sextant

Even if it is unimaginable today: Even 250 years ago, the contours of entire continents were unknown, even from European waters, there were no exact maps. Joshua Slocum and Ernest Shackleton with memories of their own Atlantic crossing, which they did as a young man, equipped with the same navigation devices as Captain Cook once - and really only with these. Sextant is a successful blend of adventure, science, math and heroic deeds, but also a declaration of love to the sea and a nostalgic reminiscence of times when distant shores could not be reched by pressing a button.

  • OT: Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans
  • From the English by Harald Stadler
  • 352 pages
  • German edition
  • ISBN: 978-3-86648-203-6
  • Release date: 03.03.15
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