28.04.2018

THE SEXTANT AND ITS APPLICATIONS

The sextant and its applications

Author(s) W. H. Simms
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Date 1858
Pages 136
Format pdf
Size 3 Mb
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Another classic publication for the enthusiasts of marine navigation. The pages of the present volume are mainly addressed to the people who might get inclined to provide assistance in introduction of the improved systems of practice with the sextant. The necessity for the subject instrument is known to all people having the habit to employ the tool for nice purposes at sea and on land.

Such people shall duly understand the imperfections that may take place. They shall also know the appropriate measures of adjusting and control of the instrument. This is how the book starts and this preface was there more than a century ago, at the time of the original release in 1858. The first part of the book provides general information while the second one has been devoted solely to the application of this tool.

In short, the book is recommended to the people having deep interest in the marine navigation and historical development of the tools that used to be employed by the navigators as well as travelers for determining their position. In fact the sextant may be referred to as one of the most important navigational tools in the maritime history - this book will be an excellent one for the bookshelf.

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