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

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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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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