By Rebekah Higgitt,Richard Dunn,Peter Jones

This publication explores the improvement of navigation within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. It examines the position of fellows of technological know-how, seamen and practitioners throughout Europe, and the realities of navigational perform, displaying that previous and new tools have been complementary now not particular, their use depending on many competing factors.

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