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    Re: NavList Summer reading?
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2010 Jul 29, 07:23 -0400
    Here's one - 

    "A Speck on the Sea" It's a compendium of solo voyages across the Atlantic and Pacific in small vessels.    "small" equals under 25 feet.   As this became more common, he still cherry picks some interesting attempts - e.g. crossing record in smallest vessel.

    The author also has the good taste to not mention any of the "youngest person to attempt something really dangerous" era we evidently live in.


    On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 9:25 PM, Patrick Goold <goold@vwc.edu> wrote:
    Paul,
    Thanks for your list!  It contains a number of titles new to me.  I look forward to making the acquaintance of some of them! 

    One that might fit your bill is Weighing the World: The Quest to Measure the Earth by Edwin Danson.  I found this a delightful book with good narrative movement and a lot of wonderful information woven into it.



    On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:16 PM, Paul Saffo <psaffo@mac.com> wrote:

    I have enjoyed the various reading suggestions on this list (I just finished "Surface at the pole" - thanks!), and thus I have a question. Given that it is summertime, traditionally a season for lighter beach reading, I would love to see some suggestions for an all-time best navigation reading list. For me, the ideal book would be one that was a story or non-fiction with lots of navigation specifics, but not a navigation text. Not a heavy reading but still has some real navigation specifics.

    For ex, here are some of my favorites that I think fall into this category:
    --"Voyage of Rediscovery" (finney)
    -- Hokule'a (also finney)
    -- The Age of Reconnaisance (Parry)
    -the history of C. Plath firm (Schaafhausen)
    - tragedy at Honda (Lockwood)
    -- Latitude and the Magnetic Earth (Pumfrey)
    -- the last navigator (Thomas)
    And not marine navigation, but a tremendous story with navigation-related details:
    -- The pundits (Derek Waller)
    -- the forbidden frontiers (showell Styles)

    What else should I be reading?

    -p
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