Robert Burnham, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
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All the service and the book were fine. The content was a little hot and cold throughout.Published 1 month ago by jjsharkbait
I bought this to read as I work with magnetic fields and needed to learn about the history of compasses. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Andres G. Vidal-gadea
The online compass museum COMPASSIPEDIA ([...]) recommends this book because it offers in a short form the best status on the knowledge about the development of the compass in... Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by Jaypee
From the author of Fermat's Last Theorem comes The Riddle of the Compass. Aczel teaches at Bentley College and actually grew up a long way away from here, on the Mediterranean... Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Alex C. Telander
This book was very interesting as well as educational. Amir D Aczel accurately describes the invention of the compass and navigations made possible with and without the compass. Read morePublished on December 3, 2010
Given the credentials of the author I was disappointed in the lack of detail and scholarship presented in the book. I should have read the other reviews!Published on September 26, 2010 by Healthy Living
I had no idea that the invention of the compass had such an important impact on navigation of all sorts dating back to ........Published on January 21, 2010 by Stephen G. Kuhn
I also purchased Latitude and am comparing how historians write as well as relate history itself.
Compass is a good story and compelling history. Read more