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Latitude and Longitude

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How did early seafarers know where they were, or where they were going? How did they navigate? How do today's airplanes and ships know? What are latitude and longitude? How are they useful? Explains the development and use of latitude, longitude, sextant, chronometer, the Prime Meridian, and other navigational systems from ancient to modern times.

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