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    A useful booklet.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2003 May 10, 17:39 +0100

    A useful booklet.
    
    Sometimes I get asked to recommend books about lunar distance and other
    methods of finding longitude.
    
    The booklet "Man is not Lost" (which doesn't credit any specific author,
    but is probably the work of Donald Sadler) was published by HMSO (Her
    Majesty's Stationery Office) in the UK in 1967 to commemmorate the first
    Nautical Almanac in 1767. It describes the general principles of lunars
    rather well, though without the details that are needed for actually
    obtaining a numerical answer. It's only forty-odd pages.
    
    I don't often see it up for sale, but a copy has turned up in the catalogue
    of specialist astronomical bookseller Andromeda Books, in Milton Keynes,
    UK, andromedabooks{at}btopenworld.com
    
    Their phone number is +44 1908 312046. The book is number 145 in their
    catalogue 11, priced at ?10 (to include UK postage), which must be
    equivalent to about US$15.
    
    On the subject of books about astronavigation, I'm keeping a lookout for a
    copy of "Nevil Maskelyne, the Seaman's Astronomer", a biography by Derek
    Howse, published as recently as 1989, but now out of print. If you come
    across a copy in a bookshop anywhere, that's not at an outrageous price, do
    let me know.
    
    George.
    
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    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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