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    Re: BBC - A History of Navigation
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Sep 30, 20:36 +0100

    Andres Ruiz pointed us to-
    
    A brief animation by the BBC and National Maritime Museum at Greenwich about
    the history of navigation, before and on Cook's age.
    
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/launch_ani_navigation.shtml
    
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    It's worth looking at, but only to laugh at the many serious navigational
    and astronomical errors it contains, within its short span. It's been put
    together by someone who knows nothing about navigation other than what he
    has got out of Sobel's book If the National Maritime Museum have been
    associated with it, they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
    
    From, it, we could run one of those competitions- "How many deliberate
    mistakes can you spot?". Except that they weren't deliberate, in this case.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
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