The ancient history of whales is rich with ancestral tales of superior wisdom, prehistoric tradition, and unending love. During the cold seasons, the pods would gather around the Pacific islands where the elders would perform this history for the young. Through haunting songs and fluid dances, stories were told of the valor of warriors, the triumph of great chiefs, and the celestial songs of a mythical tribe of whales called the Navigators. According to tradition, females are prohibited from becoming Navigators but Lani, a young, vivacious female whale, is curious to learn more. Against the will of her elders, she attempts to satisfy her inquisitive mind by seeking out a mysterious old whale rumored to have a connection with the Navigators. What she learns is more than she bargained for. Lani leaves behind her friends, her family, and her duties as a female and sets out on a quest for knowledge and truth. On her journey through the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, she discovers her destiny and changes the history of whales forevermore. A story of strength, self-discovery, love, and legacy, The Last Navigator resonates with anyone who has ever desired to know more or become more in life. It speaks to the hearts of young and old, inspiring us to follow our dreams.
The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: The Experiment
Category: Sports & Recreation
Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. Now this singular guide helps us rediscover what our ancestors long understood—that a windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong can help us find our way, if we know what to look and listen for. Adventurer and navigation expert Tristan Gooley unlocks the directional clues hidden in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, weather patterns, lengthening shadows, changing tides, plant growth, and the habits of wildlife. Rich with navigational anecdotes collected across ages, continents, and cultures, The Natural Navigator will help keep you on course and open your eyes to the wonders, large and small, of the natural world.
The Original Documents in which his Career is Recorded
Author: G.M. Asher
'Collected, partly Translated, and Annotated, with an Introduction'. The supplementary material includes the 1860 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1860.
Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation, to which are Added All the Tables Requisite for Determining the Latitude and Longitude at Sea, Containing the Different Kinds of Sailing and Necessary Corrections for Lee-way, Variation, &c. Exemplified in a Journal at Sea
Have you ever wondered what it was like to fly the Phantom? This is not a potted history of an aeroplane, nor is it Hollywood glamour as captured in Top Gun. This is the story of life on the frontline during the Cold War told in the words of a navigator who flew the iconic jet. Unique pictures, many captured from the cockpit, show the Phantom in its true environment and show why for many years the Phantom was the envy of NATO. It also tells the inside story of some of the problems which plagued the Phantom in its early days, how the aircraft developed, or was neglected, and reveals events which shaped the aircraft's history and contributed to its demise. Anecdotes capture the deep affection felt by the crews who were fortunate enough to cross paths with the Phantom during their flying careers. The nicknames the aircraft earned were not complimentary and included the 'Rhino', 'The Spook', 'Double Ugly', the 'Flying Brick' and the 'Lead Sled'. Whichever way you looked at it, you could love or hate the Phantom, but you could never ignore it for its sheer power and lethal payload. The Phantom in Focus: A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Cold War Warrior is unique in that the author flew in the legendary Phantom in the front line and captured beautiful and amazing unpublished photographs that will appeal to historians, military specialists and modellers alike.
East, West and the Battle for the Centre of the World
Author: Barnaby Rogerson
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Last Crusaders is about the titanic contest between Hadsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the last great conflict between East and West - the battles that were fought and the men who led the armies that fought them. It was, in its way, the first world war.