The Riddle of the Compass (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2002-07-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Harcourt Brace International
Illustrationer
20 b&w illustrations
Dimensioner
203 x 134 x 15 mm
Vikt
240 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780156007535
The Riddle of the Compass (häftad)

The Riddle of the Compass

The Invention That Changed the World

Häftad Engelska, 2002-07-01
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Bestselling author Amir Aczel's fascinating story of the invention that liberated long-distance voyaging and changed the world forever. The story of the compass is shrouded in myth but has its roots in ancient China around 2,000 years ago where a mysterious lodestone, whose power affected metal, was used in the art of feng shui. It may have taken 1,200 years for the 'compass' to migrate to Medieval Italy, but it didn't take long for those mariners of the Amalfi coast to kickstart the Age of Discovery. The compass made it all possible, and this is its fascinating story.
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