- finding the way, avoiding collision, conserving fuel, and meeting schedules
- early mariners stayed within sight of shore and followed landmarks described in written accounts
- the Phoenicians and Polynesians could set sail out of sight of land because they learned how to use the positions of the stars and planets to guide them
- the compass was first used by the Chinese c 1100 and was the first navigational aid that gave a constant reference point
- the ability to navigate by the stars
- You can practice navigating through all the ups and downs you encounter, the storms of the body, outer life, and inner life.
- directing a craft by determining its position, course, and distance traveled
- navigation is derived from Latin navis "ship" and agere "to drive"
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