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We, the Navigators : The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific

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ISBN-10: 0824815823

ISBN-13: 9780824815820

Edition: 2nd 1994

Authors: David Lewis, Derek Oulton

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List price: $31.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Foreword to the first edition
Rediscovery of a Vanishing Artp. 3
Piecing the Mosaicp. 19
Voyaging Canoesp. 53
Steering by the Starsp. 82
Keeping Course by Sun, Swells, and Windp. 123
Dead Reckoningp. 139
Orientation Concepts in Dead Reckoningp. 167
Island Blocks, Birds, and Cloudsp. 195
Swell Patterns and Phosphorescencep. 224
Expanded Target Landfall in Practicep. 262
Position Fixing at Seap. 277
Reasons for Voyagingp. 297
The Renaissance of Far Voyagingp. 312
The Long Seaways of Eastern Polynesiap. 342
Appendix I: Variations of Star Bearings with Latitudep. 357
Appendix II: Directional Marks Ashorep. 363
Appendix III: Table of Tahitian Star Pillars and Islandsp. 372
Notesp. 373
Glossaryp. 403
Locations of the Main Islands and Other Placesp. 411
Referencesp. 419
Indexp. 433
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