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A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, with Descriptions of its Coasts, Islands, etc.: From the Strait of Magalhaens to the Arctic Sea, . Collection - Maritime Exploration) (Volume 1)

Findlay, A. G.

Editore: Cambridge University Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 1108059724 / ISBN 13: 9781108059725
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Titolo: A Directory for the Navigation of the ...

Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

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Riassunto: The English geographer and hydrographer Alexander George Findlay (1812-75) had observed that navigators of his time had to consult a considerable number of documents to gather the information they needed to sail the Pacific Ocean safely. Not only was this highly impractical, it also exposed seafarers to conflicting information that could lead to their demise. First published in 1851, this two-volume nautical directory, compiled by Findlay from reputable sources, provided seamen with a single comprehensive and authoritative reference work. This first volume covers the shores of the Pacific and is a collection of nautical coordinates, sailing instructions and detailed descriptions of the topography of the coastlines, as well as the winds, currents and tides affecting them. An invaluable resource for navigators of the nineteenth century, this work remains of great interest to geographers and scholars of nautical history.

Descrizione del libro: First published in 1851, this two-volume work was compiled from several hundred sources by English geographer and hydrographer Alexander Findlay (1812-75). Including detailed sailing instructions and descriptions of the coastlines and islands of the Pacific, this comprehensive nautical directory constituted an invaluable resource for nineteenth-century seafarers.

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