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    Re: Bowditch from 1826 is ONLINE
    From: John Simmonds
    Date: 2006 May 27, 11:31 -0500

    Not entirely true. They are .PNG format files, which can be cut & pasted into any graphics program that supports the format. I used Photoshop to open a page then saved it as .JPG. I then OCR'd the page of formulae using Omnipage pro, with fair accuracy :)

    live every day like it may be your last .. cause one day it will be

    On Thu, 25 May 2006 17:46:08 EDT, FrankReedCT@aol.com wrote:
    > Google Books has added some interesting 19th century navigation
    > titles recently. Have you been salivating for an 1826 edition of
    > Bowditch's "New American Practical Navigator"? It's online now.
    > Additionally, I've found the 1851 edition of "An Epitome of
    > Navigation and Nautical Astronomy" by the famous Janet Taylor. Go
    > here http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search. Enter "lunar"
    > for title and 1820 to 1860 for the publication dates. This returns
    > a half-dozen books. Bowditch and Taylor are at the bottom.
    > The scans are poor in some cases, so I would count these as 90%
    > books. It's great to see them at all (and for free), but they're
    > imperfect. Also note that these are not "books for download".
    > They're online editions with no means for wrapping them up as pdfs,
    > etc.
    > -FER
    > 42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    > www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
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