The Human Art of Way-Finding

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Mengruo Yang

A scene from "Longitude, Lunar Method, and Cook's First Voyage," by Mengruo Yang, of Harvard U.

While paddling one day in 2003 in Nantucket Sound, John Edward Huth became disoriented, but thanks to some basic skills, he returned safely to land.

At the same time, half a mile away, two confused college students turned their kayaks out to sea rather than to the shore, and perished.

The incident so shook Huth that he set about exploring the principles of navigation, from ancient times to modern.

The result, The Lost Art of Finding Our Way, out this