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    Re: NavList Summer reading?
    From: Patrick Goold
    Date: 2010 Jul 28, 21:25 -0400
    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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    Dr. Patrick Goold
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    Virginia Wesleyan College
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