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The Human Art of Way-Finding

Mengruo Yang

A scene from "Longitude, Lunar Method, and Cook's First Voyage," by Mengruo Yang, of Harvard U.
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While paddling one day in 2003 in Nantucket Sound, John Edward Huth became disoriented, but thanks to some basic skills, he returned safely to land.

At the same time, half a mile away, two confused college students turned their kayaks out to sea...

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