Primer Of Celestial Navigation
by John Favill
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press 1944
Number of pages: 300
Astronomy, time, the astronomical triangle, trigonometry and reliable procedures for position finding are explained understandably. The Primer takes into account all the stumbling blocks, and moves progressively from the simple fundamentals to the complex problems, covering each step clearly.
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