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Born to explore
Get outside with this interactive book that shows how explorers have found their way around the planet for thousands of years. Read about the ancient Polynesians who tracked the stars and waves to sail precise paths through the ocean. Or the Age of European Exploration navigators who use compasses and dead reckoning to reach the New World. And learn the science behind radar and modern-day GPS satellites. Then discover how to do it yourself! With illustrated activities as well as handy tips throughout, you’ll learn the fascinating history and seriously useful skills to become a true navigator.
Up your adventure game and learn to:
—Find north and south by reading the trees
—Make a simple compass
—Use the stars to tell time
—Build a basic sextant
—Get your bearings using the sun
—Go treasure hunting with GPS
About the Author
Hans Aschim is a writer and a brand consultant for the outdoor industry. He’s traveled the world over writing for Outside, Vice Sports, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and other publications, and he mentors kids for the sports and outdoors nonprofit Stoked. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Nainoa Thompson is president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and Pwo navigator. He is the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal and the Explorers Club Medal.
"An ideal resource to integrate geography, history, and STEM." —Booklist
"A nice addition to school collections where geography and human movement are studied.” —School Library Journal