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    "Hints to Travellers" on Google Books
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Nov 27, 00:21 EST
    Last month, Geoffrey Kolbe was asking about "Hints to Travellers" which was a guidebook for would-be explorers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I've characterized them as a sort of "Exploration for Dummies" from that era, in the sense that they were intended for hard-working people with good intentions but little or no previous experience in the subject matter and little time to spare. The first section ("volume one" in later multi-volume editions) includes detailed instructions on the use of the sextant and astronomical observations. There are even sections on lunar distances. Hey, there's a book someone should write: "Lunar Distances for Dummies" <g>.
     
    There are two versions of "Hints to Travellers" available on Google Books:
     
    There's also a slightly later edition presently for sale on ebay. It expires in just a few hours. And there are copies on abebooks.com.
     
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars

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