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About this book
This book explores the development of navigation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It examines the role of men of science, seamen and practitioners across Europe, and the realities of navigational practice, showing that old and new methods were complementary not exclusive, their use dependent on many competing factors.
navigation history of navigation longitude exploration empire imperial history cartography hydrography history of astronomy history of mathematics horology maritime history history of science history of technology navigational instruments scientific instruments naval history East India Company astronomy Europe France history Russia