18.02.2021

A HISTORY OF MARINE NAVIGATION

A  history of marine navigation

Author(s) W. E. May
Publisher W. Norton & Company
Date 1973
Pages 281
Format pdf
Size 15 Mb
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This interesting volume describes the historical development of the science of marine navigation, and covers the entire period, starting from the very earliest times and up to today. The content was written by one of the leading specialists in the area and will be equally appreciated by the sailors and non-professionals. The author starts with the outline of the newly introduced methods, instruments, and practices.

The next several chapters are dealing with the most important navigational aspects, including the direction of the ship, distance and speed, nautical charts, and many others. The volume is the result of thorough research conducted by the author and combined with his great experience. Needless to say that the publication should be read by and recommended to anyone feeling himself interested with the ship navigation and handling.

It will be very useful to have an idea about the development of the particular methods of marine navigation to understand how exactly they work and how they shall be applied in a correct way. This is what the book is aimed to provide the readers with. It is written in a very readable way with little to no deep professional knowledge required.

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