Buy navigation a very short introduction very short introductions on amazoncom free shipping on qualified orders. Navigation a very short introduction by jim bennett goodreads author 270 rating details 10 ratings 3 reviews from the bronze age mariners of the mediterranean to contemporary sailors using satellite based technologies the history of navigation at sea the art of finding a position and setting a course is fascinating. In this very short introduction jim bennett looks at the history of navigation starting with the distinctive cultures of navigation that are defined geographically the mediterranean sea and the pacific indian and atlantic oceans he shows how the adoption of mathematical methods the use of instruments the writing of textbooks and the . Navigation a very short introduction jim bennett very short introductions covers all the major navigational cultures in history discussing the methods used in navigation across the years introduces the instruments used for navigation from astrolabes and compasses to modern satellite equipment. Navigation a very short introduction looks at the history of navigation including the distinctive cultures of early navigation it shows how the adoption of mathematical methods use of instruments writing of textbooks and publication of charts combined to create a more standardized practice
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