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    Re: A superb site for downloading the old works on navigation - only to the end of April?
    From: Ken Muldrew
    Date: 2006 Apr 20, 16:48 -0600

    On 19 Apr 2006 at 12:12, Jan Kalivoda wrote:
    > Thanks to Rob van Gent from the Hastro mail list, I found the link:
    > http://trials.galegroup.com/nlw2006/history.html
    > Can somebody propose some other titles that can be interesting for this
    > mail list? Let us draw water from the well, until it dries
    Some other titles of interest that I've found there:
    -The Cambridge Tables (all 1100 and some pages)
    -Euler's letters to a German Princess (contains a discussion of
    -Harrison's various pamphlets on his chronometers and Maskelyne
    -an English translation of La Caille's Elements of Astronomy
    -Margett's Tables for Clearing the Lunar Dist (appears to be a graphical
       method of getting the corrections - I have only browsed a few pages but
      it may be a precursor to Thomson's tables)
    -Mayer's lunar tables and his Theoria Lunae
    -Ramsden on his dividing engine
    -various pamphlets on how to adjust the glasses on a quadrant (especially
     with respect to the back observation)
    -Wales analysis of Cook's astronomical observations
    I'm sure there's much more of interest to the group.
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