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    Re: Learn Celestial Navigation
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2012 Jul 19, 19:32 -0700
    You can download the current edition of Bowditch, HO 249, HO 229 and many other navigation documents for free here:

    http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal;jsessionid=qpTGQLCK5Q9xZkzzsp82B4nR1QmfZy8PzJ2tdtZBvZVZVpQlYy6h!57787721!57888527?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_62

    gl

    --- On Thu, 7/19/12, Marcelo S <marc33xx@gmail.com> wrote:

    From: Marcelo S <marc33xx@gmail.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Learn Celestial Navigation
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 5:09 PM

    Some of this books can not be downloaded from Google, vg.
    Bowditch 1920,
    Lecky's "Wrinkles in Practical Navigation",
    and others.
    Is there any other way to get them?
    regards

    2012/7/12, Frank Reed <FrankReed@historicalatlas.com>:
    > You can download numerous historical books related to celestial navigation
    > from Google Books and also archive.org. I maintain a rather large list of
    > these which you can access at the top of the main NavList message boards web
    > page. Here is a direct link to that list:
    > http://www.fer3.com/arc/navbooks2.html. Of them, you should grab an edition
    > of "Bowditch" (The American Practical Navigator). If you have the patience
    > to download a few, I would recommend the editions from 1837, 1888, 1920, and
    > of course the most recent from 2002. Another 19th century navigation
    > resource, highly recommended, is Lecky's "Wrinkles in Practical Navigation".
    > And finally for something historical but more recent you may want to find a
    > copy of Mixter's "Primer of Navigation" from the 1940s. Since it's more
    > recent, it's not available online, but it's not hard to find on the used
    > book market at a reasonable price via amazon.com or abebooks.com (a separate
    > visit to the latter may be redundant).
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