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    Re: A ramble on "new improved methods"
    From: David C
    Date: 2020 Jun 29, 14:02 -0700

    I have printed Robert's table. Much as I would like to buy the  book online, by the time I do a US to NZ currency conversion and add freight (almost as much as the book) I find it hard to justify the purchase.

    I have read some of the forum archives about Martelli. There is lots of interesting material - it is well worth a read. To paraphrase one of the messages:  at the end of the19th century/early 20th century the supporters of the long by chron/noon sight method were fighting a  rear guard action action against the St Hilaire method. The various Martelli threads confirm what I was trying to say in my original thread that "new improved methods" were based on well known principles. I note that, perhaps tongue in cheek, Robert suggests that his tables are New! Improved!

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