Book Discussion on The Riddle of the Compass Mr. Aczel talked about his book, The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World, published by Harcourt. He said… read more

Book Discussion on The Riddle of the Compass Mr. Aczel talked about his book, The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World, published by Harcourt. He said that the origins of the compass stretch back to ancient China, but it wasn’t used as a navigational tool until the 1300s when the mariners of Amalfi in Italy began to utilize it along with a 16-point wind direction tool for more effective sails. After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Riddle of the Compass

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166932-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Oct 27, 2001
Last Aired:
Jan 6, 2002

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  • Oct 27, 2001 | 11:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 28, 2001 | 8:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 16, 2001 | 3:09am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 06, 2002 | 7:07am EST | C-SPAN 2
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