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    Cotter's "History of Nautical Astronomy"
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Nov 28, 00:16 -0000

     "Nicol�s de Hilster" 
    wrote in  [NavList 1766] Re: "Hints to Travellers" on Google Books
    about Abebooks-
    "I use this site at a regular basis to expand my collection of 
    books (like Waters, May, Cotter etc.), really supurb site!"
    I agree, about Abebooks.
    Cotter wrote several books on nautical topics, but if the Cotter 
    Nicolas refers to is his "History of Nautical Astronomy", then Nicol�s 
    should take warning. It is indeed a very useful work, with lots of 
    references and accounts of various techniques, but on the 
    technical/mathematical side he seems to have been frequently out of 
    his depth. As a result, it is riddled with errors, unfortunately.
    Jan Kalivoda and I have assembled a list of known or suspected errors, 
    available at-
    This is intended for a Cotter-owner to keep with his copy.
    No doubt a fellow with the knowledge of Nicol�s de Hilster will 
    discover further errors, and if so, I ask that he communicates them to 
    me, to add to that list. And also, of course, if he thinks that any of 
    our "suspected errors" are unjustified.
    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK. 
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