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The Polynesian Star Compass (Learning from the Polynesians)

Updated version. “Know the stars and you will always have a compass”  (The Revenant) * Nainoa Thompson tells us how that, for centuries before European sailors reached the Pacific Ocean, the South Sea Islanders accurately found their way from island … Continue reading

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