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    Re: Learning Resources [was] Re: List Status: we've moved successfully...
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2006 May 19, 14:00 -0500

    Gary LaPook :

    Try  Bowditch on line at: http://www.i-DEADLINK-com/bowditch/

    Red wrote:

    >Zed, there are a number of *in*expensive books out there which give you a good
    >grounding and a logical presentation for celestial nav. There are also some web
    >sites that present the basics for the same purpose. If you have broadband or
    >patience the web may suffice. If you prefer to do your learning from paper, some
    >of the books are not unreasonable and these days they can be bought used as
    >Mixter's Primer of Navigation is one classic that is presented in a very clear
    >style, it walks you through the history and the options without making you fear
    >math. If you search on "sextant navigation book" you'll get many hits. Some just
    >try to show you how to use the instrument, others delve deeper into the
    >background, the math, the options.
    >Online you can also find "Bowditch", published by the US government, which may
    >be information overload and just too much to start with but an excellent free
    >reference that covers many areas.
    >If you can make it to Mystic, CT the weekend of June 16th (?) there will be a
    >wealth of navigation activity going on, courtey of Frank Reed.
    >It all depends on where you want to start, and what approach works best for you.
    >Ten years ago, without the internet resources, you would have been faced with
    >many dollars in new book purchases because so few are in local libraries.
    >Not today!<G>


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