Book release – The Paradoxal Compass

Book release – The Paradoxal Compass

Firstly I’d say that there’s a fair bit of rambling and general moving around in this book which is no bad thing, secondly, yes, you’d be spot on if you were wondering whether there’s some connection to the famous Michael Morpurgo, his son in fact. The books starts by discussing some of our mariners in the Age of Discovery, famous and obscure (Drake amongst them, the others less known such as Stephen Borough and John Davis). There’s much interesting information about our Tudor navigators including John Dee who was the inventor of the Paradoxal Compass. The book goes on to discuss the ‘infinite store’ of earth’s riches, with many interesting glimpses into the Elizabethan world, including how whales would once have been a ‘common’ sight along the coastline (Lyme Bay) until they were fished-out (for want of a better expression). The book ends by exploring our abusive relationship with the earth. A thoroughly intreaguing read. £14.95

ISBN 9781910749517

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Nigel Jones

Nigel's has been publishing magazines since 1995 (some 20+ years now). Passionate about our countryside and heritage, the magazines reflect this interest. Nigel's the Editor of the DEVONSHIRE magazine which he established in 2009 and founder of the innovative HUBCAST event promotion platform which launched in 2011