South Pointing

Some articles on south pointing, pointing, south:

Wujing Zongyao - Compass and Navigation
... In the 3rd century, the Chinese engineer Ma Jun invented the South Pointing Chariot ... staff, the figure having its arm stretched out and always pointing to the southern cardinal direction ... of the Wujing Zongyao were mistaken in believing that the design of the South Pointing Chariot was not handed down (as it was reinvented during the ...
History - Navigational Compass - China
... Zheng always knew their position by means of a "south-pointer" some authors suggest that this refers to early use of the compass ... The first mention of a spoon, speculated to be a lodestone, observed pointing in a cardinal direction is a Chinese work composed between 70 and 80 AD (Lunheng), which records that "But when the south pointing ... There is a description of an iron "south-pointing fish" floating in a bowl of water, aligning itself to the south ...

Famous quotes containing the words pointing and/or south:

    The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things which matter for a nation—the great peaks we had forgotten, of Honour, Duty, Patriotism, and, clad in glittering white, the great pinnacle of Sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to Heaven.
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    A friend and I flew south with our children. During the week we spent together I took off my shoes, let down my hair, took apart my psyche, cleaned the pieces, and put them together again in much improved condition. I feel like a car that’s just had a tune-up. Only another woman could have acted as the mechanic.
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