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    Re: High Seas Adventures: A Historical Collection of Maritime Life
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2012 Nov 27, 18:34 -0800

    From: WF Jones
    Date: 27 Nov 2012 07:52
    This message is somewhat off-topic, however it may be of interest to
    some of you.

    Thanks to the British Library and its partner BiblioLabs, you can add
    more than 100 nautical tales from its collection "High Seas Adventures:
    A Historical Collection of Maritime Life" to your personal library. The
    High Seas Adventures collection includes historical texts, fiction,
    reports, poetry and biographies, which are now available for free via

    I recently came across the above ('Yachting' magazine) but I'm not an
    Apple guy so can't get the collection. The initial address of
    http://www.bibliolabs.com is probably the correct place to start. You
    must sign-up with them before you can download the iPad App.

    I found that you can go straight to the App Store and simply download the free Bibliolab app.

    And to make this on-topic, there is William Falconer's tutorial on celestial navigation, from The Shipwreck,

    'The dim horizon lowering vapours shroud,
    And blot the sun yet struggling in the cloud;
    Thro' the wide atmosphere condensed with haze,
    His glaring orb emits a sanguine blaze.
    The pilots now their azimuth attend,
    On which all courses, duly form'd, depend:
    The compass placed to catch the rising ray,
    The quadrant's shadows studious they survey;
    Along the arch the gradual index slides,
    While Phoebus down the vertic-circle glides;
    Now seen on ocean's utmost verge to swim,
    He sweeps it vibrant with his nether limb.
    Thus height, and polar distance are obtain'd,
    Then latitude, and declination, gain'd;
    In chiliads next the analogy is sought,
    And on sinical triangle wrought:
    By this magnetic variance is explored,
    Just angles known, and polar truth restored.'

    Don Seltzer
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