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Finding North

Finding North

How Navigation Makes Us Human

by George Michelsen Foy

Hardback Publication Date: 14/06/2016

  $39.75

Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves?

In 1844, Foy's great-great grandfather, captain of a Norwegian cargo ship, perished at sea after getting lost in a snowstorm. Foy decides to unravel the mystery by re-creating his ancestor's trip using only period instruments.

At the heart of Foy's story is this fact: navigation and the brain's memory centres are inextricably linked. As Foy unravels the secret behind Halvor's death, he also discovers why forsaking our navigation skills in favour of GPS may lead not only to Alzheimers and other diseases of memory, but to losing a key part of what makes us human.

About the Author
George Michelsen Foy is the author of Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence and twelve critically acclaimed novels. He was a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in fiction and his articles, reviews, and stories have been published by Rolling Stone, the Boston Globe, Harper's, the New York Times, and Men's Journal, among others. He teaches creative writing at NYU and is married with two children. Foy divides his time between coastal Massachusetts and New York.

ISBN:
9781250052681
9781250052681
Category:
Museum
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
14-06-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
216x147x28mm
Weight:
0.39kg

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