The Barefoot Navigator

The Barefoot Navigator

The Barefoot Navigator is an unusual and fascinating exploration

of the skills of navigation employed by the ancients and transferrable

to the present day. The first half of the book investigates the

navigation capabilities of seafarers long before modern navigation

instruments or charts became available. For example, how did the

Polynesians manage to populate an area of ocean larger than North

America simply by analysing clouds, currents, wind direction, sun,

stars and… (more)