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    Re: ? ? ? Re: Book suggestion, please.
    From: Bruce Stark
    Date: 2004 Apr 30, 21:02 EDT
    George,

    Why not use the digital copy of the 1828 Norie that Frank Reed found in the G. W. Blunt White Library? That Norie will expose your geographer to the methods and, more important, the point of view, he'll need if he's going to do an honest job with the journals. I'm afraid that teaching him twentieth-century celestial would get his logic running in the wrong groove. Good groove, but it's not the one navigators of the early and mid nineteenth-century thought in.

    I'd vote against "Wrinkles." It expects the reader to be fairly well versed in navigation already. Also, it's from a later era.

    In case anyone missed Frank's posting, the Norie can be found at:

    http://www.mysticseaport.org/library/initiative/MsList.cfm

    Run down the list until you find "New and Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation." 

    Bruce
       
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