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    Re: Zheng He steered by the stars?
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Nov 23, 23:27 -0500

    Do you mean each junk had 9 masts? It would be a wonder if they got
    anywhere.
    
    On Sun, 24 Nov 2002 12:28:52 +1100, Peter Fogg wrote:
    
    >However a new book '1421, The Year China Discovered the World', by Gavin
    >Menzies, published in Australia by Random House, postulates that the
    >Chinese admiral Zheng He and his fleet of massive 9 masted junks
    >explored much of what we assume was left to European navigators to
    >'discover' some centuries later.
    >
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                                  J36 Gjo/a
    
    
    "In this house we _obey_ the laws of thermodynamics." --Homer Simpson
    
    
    

       
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