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    Re: Splitting Bowditch
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Nov 10, 22:56 -0500

    I don't think the gummint will ever do that. They are interested in
    modern practical stuff. but there may be a nich for something like that
    privately published. If nothing else, ti would let teachers show
    students some practical value for the geometry,and trig.
    On Sun, 10 Nov 2002 18:35:02 -0800, Gordon Talge wrote:
    >Just a thought. I wonder if they could split Bowditch into two
    >volumes. Volume 1 could be "Modern Electronic Navigation" and
    >Volume 2 could be "Traditional Celestial Navigation" w/o electronic
    >aids and would also include a chapter or two on the history of
    >navigation and the different methods of sight reduction like
    >they used to have except better.
    >After thought. Perhaps even a Volume or section on the mathematics
    >involved. Not a "watered down" 8th stuff, but like the old Norie's
    >with sections on geometry, trig, and so on.
    >-- Gordon
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