Author: David Barrie
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062279354
Size: 32.95 MB
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In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes this dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and to the daring mariners who used it to explore, ...

A History Of The Navigator S Sextant

Author: Charles H. Cotter
Publisher: Sheridan House Incorporated
Size: 28.20 MB
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This pre-history of the sextant, as we might call it, will emphasize the problems that were to be overcome in leading up to the invention, or rather evolution, of an instrument that has for long been the very symbol of the navigator's art.

The Sextant Handbook

Author: Bruce Bauer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070052192
Size: 28.55 MB
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I know from experience. This book should be mandatory equipment on every boat that goes offshore."--Wayne Carpenter, Author, The Voyage of Kristina

Reed S Sextant Simplified

Author: Dag Pike
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091687
Size: 77.64 MB
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This book describes how a sextant works, provides practical tips and advice on using it, explains how to read as well as take sights, how to make adjustments and correct errors, and finally advises on how to handle and care for the ...

The Nautical Sextant

Author: W. J. Morris
ISBN: 9780939837892
Size: 20.91 MB
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All of this is complemented by an historical overview to the current day, an overview which has never been published until now.