By: Richard Rutherford-Moore
Heritage Books, Inc: 2007
Seller ID: R3707
Condition: 128 pages, 6x9, 2007, 6x9, paper, 128 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc
The eighteenth century was an era of greatly expanding worldwide trade, wholly dependant on shipping: but before the creation of reliable instruments, safely sailing your ship to your destination-and back-largely depended on the skill and knowledge of the ships' navigator. During an age when navigation was considered to be more of an art than a science, how did they do it and stay alive to make their fortunes?The Pirate Round examines the relatively unknown aspect of maritime navigation, using the period of 1690-1730 when some of the most adventurous ocean voyages, taking many months at sea, w... View More...