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    Re: new book just out.
    From: James Whitson
    Date: 2007 Nov 26, 15:36 -0500
    Mr. Huxtable-J. Nurminen is from your side of the pond. Has written one book on the history of navigation in Finland. D. Johson is prolific as a sailor, boat builder, and writer. A real salt. The book you mentioned has not been made available here as yet. If you get up off of your wallet and find the book unacceptable, I could rid you of it.-J.W.

    > From: george---.u-net.com
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Subject: [NavList 4101] new book just out.
    > Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:55:05 +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---.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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