The Caravel and Celestial Navigation
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World
Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 37 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Discover the story of Prince Henry the Navigator. His promotion of ship design and navigation during the 15th century arguably marked the start of our modern way of deliberately using technology to shape society. Better ships, information about wind and currents, and new navigation techniques brought about remarkable political and economic change in Europe.