The Resource We, the navigators : the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific, David Lewis ; Sir Derek Oulton, editor

We, the navigators : the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific, David Lewis ; Sir Derek Oulton, editor

Label
We, the navigators : the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific
Title
We, the navigators
Title remainder
the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
David Lewis ; Sir Derek Oulton, editor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The second edition of David Lewis' classic book on Pacific navigation promises to satisfy yet again scholars and seafarers alike - and all others who have marveled at the ability of island mariners to navigate hundreds of miles of open ocean without instruments. The new edition includes a discussion of theories about traditional methods of navigation developed during the past two decades, the story of the renaissance of star navigation throughout the Pacific, and material about navigation system in Indonesia, Siberia, and the Indian Ocean
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, David
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN440
LC item number
.L48 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Navigation
  • Polynesians
  • Micronesians
  • Navigation
  • Polynésiens
  • Micronésiens
  • Micronesians
  • Navigation
  • Polynesians
  • Navigatie
  • Scheepvaart
  • Entdeckung
  • Schifffahrt
  • Navigation
  • South Pacific Ocean
  • Ozeanien
  • Polynesier
Label
We, the navigators : the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific, David Lewis ; Sir Derek Oulton, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword to the first edition / S.H. Riesenberg -- 1. Rediscovery of a Vanishing Art -- 2. Piecing the Mosaic -- 3. Voyaging Canoes -- 4. Steering by the Stars -- 5. Keeping Course by Sun, Swells, and Wind -- 6. Dead Reckoning -- 7. Orientation Concepts in Dead Reckoning -- 8. Island Blocks, Birds, and Clouds -- 9. Swell Patterns and Phosphorescence -- 10. Expanded Target Landfall in Practice -- 11. Position Fixing at Sea -- 12. Reasons for Voyaging -- 13. The Renaissance of Far Voyaging -- 14. The Long Seaways of Eastern Polynesia -- Appendix I: Variations of Star Bearings with Latitude / V. Radhakrishnan -- Appendix II: Directional Marks Ashore -- Appendix III: Table of Tahitian Star Pillars and Islands -- Locations of the Main Islands and Other Places
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxi, 442 pages
Isbn
9780824815820
Lccn
93044019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29466770
  • (OCoLC)ocm29466770
Label
We, the navigators : the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific, David Lewis ; Sir Derek Oulton, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword to the first edition / S.H. Riesenberg -- 1. Rediscovery of a Vanishing Art -- 2. Piecing the Mosaic -- 3. Voyaging Canoes -- 4. Steering by the Stars -- 5. Keeping Course by Sun, Swells, and Wind -- 6. Dead Reckoning -- 7. Orientation Concepts in Dead Reckoning -- 8. Island Blocks, Birds, and Clouds -- 9. Swell Patterns and Phosphorescence -- 10. Expanded Target Landfall in Practice -- 11. Position Fixing at Sea -- 12. Reasons for Voyaging -- 13. The Renaissance of Far Voyaging -- 14. The Long Seaways of Eastern Polynesia -- Appendix I: Variations of Star Bearings with Latitude / V. Radhakrishnan -- Appendix II: Directional Marks Ashore -- Appendix III: Table of Tahitian Star Pillars and Islands -- Locations of the Main Islands and Other Places
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxi, 442 pages
Isbn
9780824815820
Lccn
93044019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29466770
  • (OCoLC)ocm29466770

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