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    Background to Discovery: Pacific Exploration from Dampier to Cook
    From: Andrés Ruiz
    Date: 2007 Sep 20, 08:02 +0200

    A very interesting book is available online:

     

    Background to Discovery: Pacific Exploration from Dampier to Cook.

    Berkeley University of California Press,  c1990 1990

    Howse, Derek, editor.

    http://content.cdlib.org/xtf/view?docId=ft3489n8kn&chunk.id=0&doc.view=print (print view – 147 pages)

    http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft3489n8kn/

     

    The chapter “V. Navigation and Astronomy in the Voyages”, (14 pages), speaks about the use of the Lunar Distances method at the beginning of the XVIII century

     

    Andrés Ruiz

    Navigational Algorithms

    http://www.geocities.com/andresruizgonzalez

     

     


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