We, the navigators: the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific

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University of Hawaii Press, 1994 - History - 442 pages
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The second edition of David Lewis' classic book on Pacific navigation promises to satisfy yet again scholars and seafarers alike - and all others who have marveled at the ability of island mariners to navigate hundreds of miles of open ocean without instruments. The new edition includes a discussion of theories about traditional methods of navigation developed during the past two decades, the story of the renaissance of star navigation throughout the Pacific, and material about navigation system in Indonesia, Siberia, and the Indian Ocean.

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User Review  - TomVeal - LibraryThing

David Lewis, an experienced small boat sailor, spent nine months traversing the South Seas to gather material for this study of pre-European navigation techniques. He sailed with veteran native seamen ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

I liked this book a lot. The author travelled with a number of different South Pacific navigators. He watched and asked questions. Then he does a very good job of explaining the answers. Not an easy ... Read full review


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Lewis was an associate film producer at a time when a major studio produced an average of a film a week.

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