A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Jonathan M Bresler
Date: 2014 Aug 28, 07:43 -0700
Thank you for the hearty "Welcome aboard"! Expect that our father are of the same vintage. Dutton is the 1942 edition, if I remember correctly.
Fortunately, my father left me a copy of Bowditch from 1962. Quite a heavy book, both in weight and ease of reading. Have been able to download a PDF the 2002 edition from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_62&pubCode=0002). Have been reading other material, using Bowditch as a reference work only. Currently reading John Letcher's _Self-contained Celestial Navigation with HO 208_ which seems to have a very clear explanations, good diagrams, and helpful practical suggestions. Was able to get a used copy at a modest price. A little work with an eraser has done the book a world of good.