A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2015 Aug 13, 00:56 -0400
When you get through the starter books, you may develop a thirst for more. More details, greater depth, larger scope.
One of the best instructional tomes (in my opinion, there will be others, of course) is...
Dutton's Navigation and Piloting. Naval Institute Press.
This was the book presented to US Navy officer candidates at Annapolis. More topics than you can shake a stick at. Depth, detail and broad scope. If you master this book, you are well on your way.
That sounds like a very good suggestion! Thank you, I will try to locate a copy. She sounds like a splendid person! RickOn Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1:27 PM, Paul Saffo <NoReply_PaulSaffo@fer3.com> wrote:
My sentimental favorite is Celestial Navigavion by Frances w. Wright. I took her celnav class (Astro 99) when I was an undergrad at Harvard, and so became very familiar with the book. Her book has a nice plus: on p127, there is a rather dashing photo of NavList member Ridge White at the helm of a boat somewhere off the coast of New England!
Also her smaller "Particularized navigation" is a great read, esp as it emphasized the mantra that she drilled into the heads of all of her students -- "Constant vigilance!" That mantra and the fact that she usually brought apples and cookies to class utterly endeared me to her. -p