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    Re: Lunar refernce
    From: Robert Gainer
    Date: 2006 Apr 13, 17:31 -0400

    I am on the road and can?t get a connection that allows me to download things 
    other then e-mail. Can you send this to me at robert_gainer at 
    Robert Gainer
    > From: George Huxtable 
    > Date: 2006/04/13 Thu PM 04:04:29 EDT
    > Subject: Re: Lunar refernce
    > I wrote, about books dealing with lunars, on 12th April-
    > "There quite a big section on lunars in "A History of Nautical Astronomy", 
    by Charles H Cotter (1968). This is thorough, but not
    > easy
    > going in my view. That's fair enough; the lunar method takes quite a bit of 
    explaining. As well as lunars, it has a full treatment
    > of other methods of celestial navigation. It has a serious defect, however, 
    in that it's littered with errors in the technical
    > details. A list of known or suspected errors is available on request. Cotter 
    is long out-of-print, and becoming rather rare, so it
    > has got rather pricy. If you find a secondhand copy at less than ?50 ($80), 
    you have done well. It's a mine of material, that can be
    > found nowhere else, except by digging through old publications in a good library."
    > =====================
    > I have been asked, off-list, about that list of errors in Cotter, referred 
    to above. It was a joint work with Herbert Prinz and Jan
    > Kalivoda, and anyone is welcome to download it from-
    > http://www.huxtable.u-net.com/cotter01.htm
    > If anyone has difficulty in accessing that list, on request I will be happy 
    to send it by another means. It's intended to enhance
    > the usefulness of Cotter's book.
    > Any comments about it would be welcome. Particularly in the case of 
    disagreement with our assessments, or discovery of additional
    > errors.
    > Finally, thanks to Wolgang Koberer for significant additions to the list of 
    works dealing with lunars. Clearly, there's a lot of
    > interesting stuff in other languages than English. It leaves me feeling very 
    inadequate. I can just about manage simple written
    > French, very slowly, with a good dictionary.
    > George.
    > ===============
    > contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    > or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    > or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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