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2. Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice

2. Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191798153
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198733713
‘Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice’ describes the techniques used by the three major cultures of ambitious development in navigation—Chinese, Arab, and European. It begins with ... More
3. A mathematical science

3. A mathematical science  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191798153
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198733713
‘A mathematical science’ shows that the idea of navigation taking on techniques from other disciplines is reinforced by the appearance of instruments from these disciplines modified for ... More
Early navigational cultures

Early navigational cultures  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0001
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chapter
Distinct geographies, where areas of sea were demarcated not only by land, but also by climate and current, helped to create different cultures of navigation that for centuries followed ... More

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