Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800

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Product Details

Price
$71.30
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
7.1 X 10.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781421429533

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About the Author

Margaret E. Schotte is an assistant professor of history at York University.

Reviews

"As voyages stretched into open ocean, mathematical expertise in celestial navigation became essential. Hands-on instruction with instruments remained key, but as historian Margaret Schotte reveals in this deft, scholarly chronicle, the nautical manual soon came into its own."

--Barbara Kiser "Nature "

"Sailing School deploys compelling printed images and manuscript notations to reconstruct the practice of learning, a particularly difficult feat for a phenomenon that takes place in an intangible mental realm. In fusing the history of learning and print with that of navigation, Schotte shows how deep transformations in public intellectual culture built on themselves."

--Sarah Kinkel "Times Higher Education "