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    Re: Do you know this book?
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2011 Jan 28, 10:15 -0400

    You can read the table of contents and first chapter online at  
    amazon.com. The book attempts to survey most navigation techniques.  
    The chapter on CN is only 17 pages long. The authors are geodesists  
    (like me) and so the approach to the book is centred on scientific  
    rigor (it was developed for undergraduate teaching) and some practical  
    aspects might be lacking. In fact, the lead author (Hofmann-Wellenhof)  
    states in his forward "... [their] geodetic background may sometimes  
    dominate. This also applies to some parts that the authors cannot rely  
    on any practical experience. Therefore, in these cases the  
    methodological descriptions form the key element." He also goes on to  
    say that because of the publisher's limit on the number of pages  
    (427), "... experts probably will not get deeper insight on their  
    special knowledge when reading the book. However, in expanding their  
    perspectives on other aspects of navigation, the book might be helpful.
    Hofmann-Wellenhof is well know for his book on GPS (GNSS) now in its  
    SIXTH edition.
    -- Richard Langley
    Quoting Patrick Goold :
    > Dear NavList members,
    > 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.
    >  *Navigation **[Paperback]***
    > B.  
    > Hofmann-Wellenhof
    > *B. Hofmann-Wellenhof* (Author) *›* *Visit Amazon's B. Hofmann-Wellenhof
    > Page*Find all the books, read about the author, and more.
    > See search  
    > this author
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    > Central
    > (Author), K.  
    > M.
    > H.
    > Bernhard
    > Klaus
    > Manfred
    > *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 third
    > 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,
    > Patrick
    > --
    > Dr. Patrick Goold
    > Department of Philosophy
    > Virginia Wesleyan College
    > Norfolk, VA 23502
    > 757 455 3357
    > *
    > * Charles  
    > "Love the World -- and stay inside it."
      Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang@unb.ca
      Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
      Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
      University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506 453-4943
      Fredericton, N.B., Canada  E3B 5A3
          Fredericton?  Where's that?  See: http://www.city.fredericton.nb.ca/

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