By Avraham Ariel,Nora Ariel Berger

People use techniques comparable to time and date to constitution their lives each day. they typically degree their trip by means of marking issues prepared alongside nice circles at the globe. but so much do not realize the beginning and heritage of those phrases and the tales of the intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who formed our photograph of the realm at the present time. Ariel transports readers to remote lands and old cultures that span greater than 3500 years of exploration. Phoenicians, Spaniards, Portuguese, British, French, etc megastar in an epic that stretches from Lapland to Cape Horn, through Greenwich, Paris, the Andes and the lucky Islands.

This publication is a set of reports and myths approximately geography, navigation, and geodesy― the technological know-how that offers with the Earth's determine and the interrelationship of chosen issues on its surface-that reaches a long way past dry clinical texts to be aware of the folks at the back of the discoveries. the information and knowing of summary notions corresponding to the major Meridian, the Equator, and the foreign Date Line is conveyed via emphasis at the human spirit that influenced the pioneer scientists and sailors. it's a story suffering from heroes and villains, battles, tragedies and overseas intrigue. Readers will study of a time whilst not anything was once certain―even the form and dimension of the earth have been the topics of fierce festival, clash, and politics.

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