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    Re: The Evolution of Celestial Navigation.
    From: Wolfgang K�berer
    Date: 2004 Jul 15, 16:00 +0200

    Dear George,
    
    there is - of course - an ample literature on celestial navigation before
    Sumner. For instance:
    
    Albuquerque, Lu?s de
    Astronomical navigation.
    Lisboa, 1988
    
    Forbes, Eric G.
    The Birth of Navigational Science.
    London, 1974
    
    and
    
    Hewson, J.B.
    A history of the practice of navigation.
    Glasgow, 1951
    
    If you don`t limit yourself to English texts there are still more works (and
    the following are just a sample):
    
    Garcia Franco, Salvador
    Historia del Arte y Ciencia de Navegar.
    Madrid, 1947
    
    Guyot, Edmond
    Histoire de la d?termination des longitudes.
    La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1955
    
    Davids, C.A.
    Zeewezen en wetenschap.
    Amsterdam, 1986
    
    Andresen, Peter Boy
    Die Geschichte der Monddistanzen.
    Hamburg, 1924.
    
    One of the best works - with a long chapter on the moon and its use in
    navigation - is:
    
    Marguet, F,
    Histoire g?n?rale de la navigation du XVe au XXe si?cle.
    Paris 1931
    
    It is a bit biased on the french side of the channel, though. The good thing
    is that you can download the complete book from the web site of the ?cole
    Nationale de la Marine Marchande de Marseille:
    
    http://hydro.marseille.free.fr/histoire_nav_marguet/histoire_nav_marguet.htm
    
    Best regards,
    Wolfgang
    
    
    

       
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