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    Re: On nautical history.
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 Nov 16, 1:40 PM

    I too enjoy nautical history: the ships, the strategy and tactics of
    exploration, and of course, the development of navigation and its
    mathematics and instruments.  I think this forum is as good as any
    for these topics, although history is not officially in the charter
    of the list.
    
    There are not many good web sites devoted to this.  One of the best
    that I have found is in your backyard: Greenwich!
    
    http://www.port.nmm.ac.uk/ROADS/subject-listing/ancient.html
    
    Dan
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of George Huxtable
    Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 12:19 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: On nautical history.
    
    
    On Nautical History
    
    I've enjoyed my membership of this list (and its predecessor) for some
    years now, and learned much from it, and had some really satisfactory
    arguments (even if I may not have won many of them). I've no intention of
    jumping-ship from Navigation-L, not at all.
    
    My own interest is in the history of the subject, the way navigation and
    its techniques developed, the increasing sophistication of the
    instrumentation involved. I suspect that only a minority of Navigation-L
    subscribers share that historical interest to any great extent.
    
    I have tried other mailing lists, as follows-
    
    "Hastro-L", for the history of astronomy. Sometimes fascinating stuff but
    concentrates to a large extent on ancient belief-systems and their
    connection with astrology and the sky.
    
    "Sextants" -for sextants. This can be interesting but seems rather
    preoccupied with sextants-as-objects: provenance, authenticity, value. Not
    so much with function.
    
    "Rete" - which deals with the history of scientific instruments. This too
    can be interesting but has a much wider range than I wish to follow.
    
    So here is my question. Can any members of this list identify, and
    recommend, any other mailing-list or website which concentrates on the
    history of seafaring and/or the historical development of navigational
    techniques?
    
    George.
    
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    george---.u-net.com
    George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    Tel. 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.
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