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    Re: Book suggestion, please.
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2004 Apr 30, 12:29 -0400

    George, I don't have it in front of me to give you ISBN numbers but I
    believe "Mixter's Primer of Navigation" would be the one I'm thinking of. It
    is written very nicely, putting things in historical perspective and
    explaining them in a very orderly manner. Very much a textbook, but a very
    nice and useable one. Last I heard possible out of print but available from
    the usual used-book outlets.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "George Huxtable" 
    Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 8:33 AM
    Subject: Book suggestion, please.
    Here's a request for advice from listmembers about a suitable book.
    An intelligent geographer finds himself in the position of editing for
    publication a number of logs of sailing-vessel voyages of the early 19th
    century (pre-Sumner).
    He lacks the background of small-boat navigation that so many of us on this
    list enjoy, and admits to knowing little about navigation generally. Yet
    for this editing, he finds that he needs to learn something about the
    basics of navigation, coastal, DR, and celestial.
    He and I are arranging some sort of short crash-course between us, in the
    Summer. But before then, I would like to recommend to him a book, or two,
    (or website perhaps) to help him to prepare to understand the background.
    Damned if I can think of what the best text might be for that job. Any
    contact George Huxtable by email at george@huxtable.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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