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    Re: historic astronomical publications online
    From: R.H. van Gent
    Date: 2007 Jul 5, 10:01 +0200

    Hi,
    
    Another useful feature of NASA-ADS site is the possibility to a Full Text
    Search.
    
    Click on "Search", then on "Astronomy and Astrophysics Search", which will
    lead you to
    
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html
    
    Then click on "Full Text Search" (about halfway down the page) which will
    lead you to
    
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/fulltext_service.html
    
    For instance, an ADS Fulltext Search for "Sumner line" (with the brackets)
    will result in about 70 hits, including the following biographical paper on
    Sumner
    
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1943PASP...55..136R
    
    Another very useful site with dozens of 19th and early 20th-century books on
    astronomy, navigation and other topics is
    
    http://www.archive.org/details/texts
    
    Robert van Gent
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: NavList@fer3.com
    > [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Paul Hirose
    > Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:58 PM
    > To: Google nav list
    > Subject: [NavList 2990] historic astronomical publications online
    >
    >
    > NASA and the Smithsonian have a cooperative project to put a
    > large collection of astronomy publications online.
    >
    > Go to http://www.adsabs.harvard.edu/ and click the Browse link.
    >
    > Some of this material is interesting to the celestial
    > navigator. For example, here's a Lick Observatory report on
    > an expedition to observe the total eclipse of the Sun in the
    > northwest U.S. on June 8, 1918. They used a sextant and
    > "mercurial horizon" to determine the observing site's
    > latitude and longitude. A nearby telegraph station provided
    > time signals to calibrate the chronometer. The report notes
    > that the high Sun altitude as it crossed the meridian made
    > latitude observations difficult with a sextant.
    >
    > http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?
    > bibcode=1918LicOB..10....1C&db_key=AST&page_ind=0&plate_select
    =NO&data_type=GIF&type=SCREEN_GIF&classic=YES
    >
    > One non-obvious technique on this page
    > http://adsabs.harvard.edu/journals_service.html
    > is to select the title of the journal in the list, enter a
    > number in the Volume # box, but leave the Page #, Plate #,
    > and Cover # blank. That will retrieve a table of contents for
    > that volume, with clickable links to the articles. On the
    > other hand, entering a number in the Page # box gets you a
    > page of clickable thumbnail images of the pages in the
    > requested volume.
    >
    > Another interesting site is "Making of America Books". Try
    > browsing the categories Astronomy, Navigation, Spherical,
    > Trigonometry, etc.
    >
    > http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/
    >
    > Both these sites are satisfactory with a dial-up connection.
    > You can view the documents a page at a time.
    >
    > --
    > I block messages that contain attachments or HTML.
    >
    >
    > >
    
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