ON COURSE: NAVIGATING IN SEA, AIR AND SPACE by S. Carl Hirsch
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ON COURSE: NAVIGATING IN SEA, AIR AND SPACE

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This is a truly excellent piece of literature about science which traces the history of navigation, covering extensively the tale of the ""kinship...that crosses the centuries""; as the skills of navigation have developed through the ages of ocean exploration, flight, and space travel there have been a number of constant features which make brothers of Viking sailors and astronauts. Into his narrative of the use of the constant heavens, Mr. Hirsch weaves interesting stories about the development and use of techniques and instruments; the result is far-reaching information. It will be a valuable addition to any reading list, outweighing such acknowledged works as Robert Wells' Navigation In The Jet Age or Villiers' Men, Ships and the Sea. The order of the story is, only in part, chronological but it loses nothing by moving freely back and forth across time and topics.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1967
Publisher: Viking