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Author Alan Gurney, 'Compass'

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Author Alan Gurney, 'Compass'

Author Alan Gurney, 'Compass'

Author Alan Gurney, 'Compass'

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Victor Hugo dubbed it "the soul of the ship." For 1,000 years, the compass has been the must-have instrument for survival on the sea. But it can also be quite a fickle friend. Prone to many unseen forces the compass has also guided many sailors astray.

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Alan Gurney
*Author of Compass; A Story of Exploration and Innovation