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    • Compass

    • A Story of Exploration and Innovation
    • By: Alan Gurney
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    This book chronicles the misadventures of those who attempted to perfect the compass, an instrument so precious to 16-century seamen that, by law, any man found tampering with it had his hand pinned to the mast with a dagger. From the time man first took to the seas until only 1,000 years ago, sight and winds were the sailor's only navigational aids. It was not until the development of the compass that maps and charts could be used with any accuracy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By Steve Bird on 11-27-05
    • A Story of Exploration and Innovation
    • By: Alan Gurney
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 01-19-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93