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    Re: Do you know this book?
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2011 Jan 28, 16:45 -0000

    Patrick asked for information about the book "Navigation", (2003) by B. 
    Hofmass- Wellnhof et al, as follows-
    "My interest in celestial navigation is part of a philosophical interest in
    the concept of navigation very broadly conceived.  I came across the book
    (see below) that, f it does what the publisher says it does, would be very
    useful to me.  But it is pricey and I have no independent information about
    it.  I was wondering if anyone of you had knowledge of this book and could
    give me a quick review."
    Here, I have to state that I haven't read, or seen, the book that Patrick 
    is interested in.
    If he makes his way to the following web address-
    that will take him to the book's foreword and contents-list, which should 
    tell him a bit more.
    As Patrick will realise, the subject of navigation has been turned on its 
    head in the last 30 years or so, in that the traditional methods that 
    interest this list have been superceded by electronic technology. The 
    authors of this volume appears to relate entirely to this modern 
    background, as indeed will be the case with most contemporary works about 
    navigation. They seem to be Austrian geodesists from University of Graz. A 
    landlocked country, as Austria is, would not be expected to reflect any 
    great maritime tradition, though that was not the case with the 
    Austro-Hungarian Empire of a couple of centuries ago.
    If the historical side of navigation is of interest, there's only a 10-page 
    chapter on that topic, written by Herbert Lichtenegger, a name that's 
    unfamiliar to me in terms of maritime history.
    If Patrick defines his interests in navigational reading a bit more 
    closely, this list may well be able to point him in a better direction (or 
    more likely, if I know this list, in several contradictory directions).
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
     *Navigation **[Paperback]***
    *B. Hofmann-Wellenhof* (Author) *›* *Visit Amazon's B. Hofmann-Wellenhof
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    *Product Description*
    Global navigation satellite systems like GPS or the future European Galileo
    are influencing the world of navigation tremendously. Today, everybody is
    concerned with navigation even if unaware of this fact. Therefore, the
    interest in navigation is increasing. This book provides an encyclopedic
    view of navigation. Fundamental elements are presented for a better
    understanding of the techniques, methods, and systems used in positioning
    and guidance. The book is divided into three parts. Besides a historical
    review and maps, the first part covers mathematical and physical
    fundamentals. The second part treats the methods of positioning including
    terrestrial, celestial, satellite-based, inertial, image-based, and
    integrated navigation. Routing and guidance are the main topics of the 
    part. Applications on land, at sea, and in the air are considered. The book
    is designed for students, teachers, and people interested in entering the
    complex world of navigation.
    *Product Details*
       - *Paperback:* 420 pages
       - *Publisher:* Springer; 1 edition (October 2, 2003)
       - *ISBN-10:* 3211008284
       - *ISBN-13:* 978-3211008287
    Best regards,
    Dr. Patrick Goold
    Department of Philosophy
    Virginia Wesleyan College
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    757 455 3357
    * Charles 
    "Love the World -- and stay inside it."

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