SELF—INSTRUCTION IN THE PRACTICE AND THEORY OF NAVIGATION
|Author(s)||Earl of Dunraven|
|Publisher||Macmillan and Co., Ltd.|
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You must definitely have a look in this piece of classics, if you are a true enthusiast of navigation. The publication was first released in 1900, and was in use for teaching the students of navigation throughout more than a century. Just imagine that! The arrangement of the material is not typical for the modern navigation textbooks but is quite traditional for the titles of elder generations.
It starts with the general information about mathematics – arithmetic and logarithms, since the author considered the knowledge of these essential and must-have one before you proceed any further. After that, some information is provided on the tools that are used in compass and nautical chart work, followed with the instructions on practical use of compass.
There are different types of sailing covered in the next chapter, including parallel and plane sailing, traverse and middle latitude sailing etc. after that, there is a separate chapter devoted to the charts, and this concludes the first part of the volume. The second part, in turn, covers such all aspects of the nautical astronomy which is obviously something that every mariner shall have a good understanding of even today, in the world and time of electronic navigation.
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