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    Re: Bauer's book, was Re: Newton and Halley
    From: Wolfgang K�berer
    Date: 2007 Nov 23, 22:59 +0100

    Robert wrote:
    
    "Bauer's book was not intended to be an exhaustive treatise on the history
    of the development of the sextant. The chapter in question was intended to
    give the reader a brief historical and contextual overview which would lead
    into the meat of the book: which is sextant maintenance and repair. If you
    want a history book, consult the local university or write the damn thing
    yourself, otherwise don't expect to get this kind of exhaustive information
    from what was essentially meant to be a practical handbook for practical
    mariners."
    
    Do I get that right: in a book that is meant to inform about sextant
    maintenance and repair you may include factual errors in the section about
    the history of the sextants and its forerunners and you are not to be
    corrected because you are a practical sailor?
    
    That seems to be a strange notion as far as historical sciences are
    concerned.
    
    Wolfgang
    
    
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