ERIC Number: ED435551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Kings: How To Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational Tools.
This book contains directions for building and using 18 different traditional navigational tools. Each of the devices discussed has at one time or another been used for the practical business of navigation. Devices featured in this book include the Latitude Hook, Kamal, Astrolabe, Quadrant, Astronomical Ring, Sundial, Nocturnal, Cross Staff, Backstaff, Dry-Card Compass, Traverse Board, Hand Lead, Heaving Line, Chip Log, Weatherglass Pelorus, Sun Compass, and Octant. A brief description and the history of each device is presented, and simple, proven building instructions are accompanied by clear illustrations. (WRM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Boat Operators, Engineering, Higher Education, History, Maritime Education, Measurement Equipment, Navigation, Oceanography, Sailing, Science Activities, Seafarers, Secondary Education, Technology, Technology Education, Vectors (Mathematics)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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