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    New book just out.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Nov 26, 13:55 -0000

    Conway Books have published much interesting maritime stuff in the past. In 
    their new list has appeared "A History of Seafaring", by Donald Johnson and 
    Juha Nurminen. That sounds of great interest to me, and maybe to other 
    navlist  members, but I have read no reviews, as yet.
    
    The blurb describes it as "A fascinating and inspiring history of navigation
    and exploration in an elegant large-format volume that is beautifully
    illustrated with manuscripts, sea-charts, ship's instruments and artefacts.
    Covers astronomy, navigation, seamanship, ship building and instrumentation,
    and includes material from some of the world's leading museums and
    libraries". Conway also quotes a recommendation from Dava Sobel, but an
    endorsement from her is rather an off-put to me!
    
    I haven't come across either of its authors before, which is a bit of a 
    surprise  Perhaps that indicates nothing more than what a sheltered life I 
    have led... Are they familiar names on the other side of the Atlantic, 
    perhaps? Have any Navlist members come across works, or papers, under their 
    names?
    
    I am thinking about investing that �40, but before doing so I want to be 
    sure about the text. I don't want to spend it on yet another elaborate 
    picture-book, put together by specialists in graphic-arts, and nothing else. 
    Can anyone help?
    
    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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