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3.0 out of 5 stars I think this book may have lost its way., 5 May 2014
This review is from: The Lost Art of Finding Our Way (Hardcover)
This is a difficult review to write.

Navigation is a fascinating subject - and the ability of many ancient cultures to navigate around the globe with skill and precision is remarkable. As a result I was looking forward to reading this book.

Unfortunately, I think the book is a little confused as to what it is trying to be. Parts of it read like a navigation text book, but while they have the tone of textbook, I never felt like I was being given enough information to actually apply the things that we being discussed in the real word.

Then other parts read like popular science writing, exploring the culture of navigation. But these parts seem not to have been written with the lightness of touch needed to make this style readable, nor do they contain enough anecdotes to offset the "dry" style used.

It's clear that this book is packed with good information; I just found the style of writing put me off.

I would recommend that you read a few chapters before you press the "add to cart" button.
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Stewart M
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Location: Victoria, Australia

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