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    The American Lunarian and Seaman's Guide, 1822
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2007 Sep 24, 12:07 -0700

    While looking for something else in Google I came across a digitized
    1822 book by Thomas Arnold: "The American Lunarian and Seaman's Guide".
    
    "The within work contains important information, on a great variety of
    subjects, interesting both to the merchant and mariner; being the result
    of forty years' experience of a seafaring life, during twenty-eight of
    which the author has been actively employed as master of vessels.
    
    "I have given rules and examples for working lunar observations, and for
    correcting the errors of the Sextant, illustrated by fgures; also a
    short and easy method of clearing lunar distances from the effects of
    parallax and refraction, without any difference of cases, the correction
    being always applied the same way -- invented by myself."
    
    In addition to celestial navigation, the book contains sailing
    directions and customs procedures for various ports, chapters on ship
    handling and ship maintenance, and even guidance on fighting privateers.
    
    Table of Contents:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=SxhyUX4Do9oC&pg=PR7&dq=%22american+practical+navigator%22&as_brr=1
    
    I recommend opening that page in two separate browser windows or tabs.
    Keep the table of contents in one, and use the other to go to the
    desired page by typing its number in the Page box. There are clickable
    links in the table of contents, but I've found them wildly inaccurate.
    
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