A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Robert H. van Gent
Date: 2021 Apr 28, 08:35 +0000
You can download Cotter’s 1974 thesis as a pdf (825 pages) from the EThOS website
First create a free account, then follow the links to the download link.
Searching with “navigation”, “nautical”, “Nautical Almanac”, etc. will lead you to some other interesting UK theses on these topics.
Rob van Gent
Quite by chance I have come across a book rerview - I should call it microfiche review - of an 856 page thesis by Charles H Cotter for a PhD in 1975. The thesis was titled "A History of Nautical Astronomical Tables" and was was published on ten mcrofiche. I did not know that Cotter had a doctorate. As the reviewer asks - Captain Doctor or Doctor Captain?
I am keen to read his thesis as it is about my prime area of interest. Does anyone know if it is available online? I admit that I have not yet tried google.