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    Re: Essential reading
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 Aug 13, 6:09 PM

    For planning and onboard cruising reference I would use:
      a.. British Admiralty.  Ocean Passages For The World.
      b.. British Admiralty.  Catalogue of Admiralty Charts and Publications
    NP131
      c.. British Admiralty.  The Mariner�s Handbook.
      d.. NIMA.  Sailing Directions.  (The appropriate ones for different places
    in the world)
      e.. Cornell, Jimmy.  World Cruising Routes.
      f.. Cornell, Jimmy.  World Cruising Handbook.
    
    For navigation and mathematics:
      a.. Bowditch, Nathaniel.  American Practical Navigator, H.O. No. 9.
      b.. Smart, W.M.  Textbook on Spherical Astronomy.
      c.. Meeus, Jean.  Astronomical Algorithms.
      d.. Hogben, Lancelot.  Mathematics for the Million.
      e.. US Naval Observatory.  2001 Nautical Almanac Commercial Edition.
    
    For problems afloat:
      a.. Calder, Nigel.  Boatowner�s Mechanical and Electrical Manual.
      b.. Calder, Nigel.  Marine Diesel Engines.
      c.. Serway, Raymond A.  Physics for Scientists and Engineers.
      d.. The King James Bible.
    
    For food afloat:
      a.. Rombauer, Irma S.  The All-Purpose Joy of Cooking.
      b.. Cunningham, Marion.  The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
    
    For history afloat:
      a.. Dana, Richard Henry.  Two Years Before The Mast.
      b.. Slocum, Captain Joshua.  Sailing Alone Around the World.
      c.. Chichester, Sir Francis.  Gipsy Moth Circles The World.
      d.. Heyerdahl, Thor.  Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft.
    
    For relaxation afloat:
      a.. O'Brian, Patrick.  The Complete Aubrey/Maturin 20-volume Set.
      b.. Harrison, Peter.  Seabirds: An Identification Guide.
      c.. Scarne.  John Scarne�s Encyclopedia of Card Games.
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On
    Behalf Of Philip Ouvry
    Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 3:36 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Essential reading
    
    
    Hail, furrowers of the ocean blue!
    
    I would like to ask for your advice.
    
    Publications:   Which publications would you recommend a) as essential
    reading before an ocean passage; and b) to have on board for an ocean
    passage?
    
    Websites:   Which websites would you recommend a) essential to visit before
    an ocean passage;  and b), if feasible, to access during an ocean passage.
    
    Thanks.
    
    Philip Ouvry
    Ranch Flamingo
    66500 Los Masos
    France
    

       
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