ANTARCTIC NAVIGATION

Capt. Charles W. Thomas

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Abstract: Polar navigation is as old as the Eskimo, which is over 3000 years. The Eskimo accepted it, learned to make nature work for him rather than against him, and has been able to get around in frail craft wherever necessary. Only since the time of Frobisher and Barents in the sixteenth century has it been regarded with awe and treated as a specialized form of navigation: Today we are learning what the Eskimo learned 3000 years ago-that any good seaman can make his way around the Arctic so long as he understands the principles which govern movements of masses of ice and water, either empirically or scientifically.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 7
Pages: 345 - 348
Cite this article: Thomas, Capt. Charles W., "ANTARCTIC NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 7, 1957, pp. 345-348.
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