03.10.2018

ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON NAVIGATION AND NAUTICAL ASTRONOMY

Elementary Treatise on Navigation and Nautical Astronomy

Author(s) Eugene L. Richards
Publisher American Book Company
Date 1901
Pages 188
Format pdf
Size 9 Mb
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Another old-time classics. This is a world popular treatise written by one of the prominent navigation experts. The documents is full of useful information about the marine navigation and nautical astronomy and as such its content will be interesting to the navigators and students. Of course, taking into account that the original edition of the book was published bore than one century ago, it cannot reflect all technological advances that took place after that, such as the electronic navigation aids and so many others.

However, the fundamentals of navigation are explained in such a clear and understandable manner that we would still recommend the book even to the learners of today. Needless to say that it will also be an excellent exhibit in the collection of any navigator or person with the interest in maritime world.

The material of the book is divided into ten chapters covering plane sailing together with the Mercator's sailing and middle latitude sailing, course and Great Circle sailing, time and most important astronomical terminology, longitude and latitude, altitude correction, the Hour Angle and the Nautical Almanac. Most of the terms used have been provided with the explanation. Numerous examples are given for easier understanding.

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