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    Re: Errors in Cotter's "History of Nautical Astronomy, once more
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2003 Apr 4, 19:43 -0800

    Will all this stuff about "Errors" in Cotter's book,
    somebody must not have proofread it.
    Don't they usually submit a book to a committee for
    peer review, and then to an editor for proofreading
    BTW, I recently bought a used book called, "self-contained
    Celestial Navigation with H.O. 208", by John S. Letcher, Jr.
    Copyright 1977 by International Publishing Co.
    It is full of errors also. Fortunately, the previous owner
    was meticulous and neat corrector.
    Anyway, Letcher has a chapter on a method called "Time by
    Lunar Lines of Position". On the cover it says that
    "With no time signals and an untrustworthy timepiece,
    he found his longitude by discovering a modern solution
    to the method of lunar distance that served Slocum so well."
    The guy has a Ph.D. in aeronautics and applied math from Caltech,
    so I have no dout he knows what he is talking about.
    Wonder if anyone else on the list has heard or used this method.
    -- Gordon
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