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    DescriptionThere is deep mystery and profound satisfaction in finding your position on earth by reference to the sun, moon, and stars--not to mention profound relief when the GPS receiver stops working in mid-passage. That is why knowledge of celestial navigation is still a rite of initiation, and its practice still a favorite pastime among serious cruisers.That this edition of Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen should appear 44 years after the first British edition and 27 years after its first publication in the U.S. is eloquent testimony to the author's clear, concise explanation of a difficult skill. Through those years, Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen has been the best-known, best-loved primer on the subject throughout the English-speaking world. It successfully teaches sailors who have been demoralized by bigger books. It remains "the famous little book" on celestial navigation.Among other changes, this edition substitutes the Nautical Almanac for the Air Almanac, discusses the "short" tables based on H.O. 211, expands the discussion in a few areas, fine-tunes it in others, and shows how to advance a line of position for a running fix from sun sights. The only mathematics involved are straightforward addition and subtraction.Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen has spawned many imitators over the years, but it's still the best--with this new edition more than ever.


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    Title
    Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Blewitt, Edited by Thomas C. Bergel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 69
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780070059283
    ISBN 10: 0070059284
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    BIC subject category V2: TRLN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC E4L: TRA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    BIC subject category V2: PGG
    BISAC V2.8: TRA008000, SPO036000
    Abridged Dewey: 527
    LC classification: VK555 .B667 1995
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A52200000
    DC22: 527
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 527
    LC classification: VK555.B667
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, PG, TRLN, SPN
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    TAB Books Inc
    Publication date
    22 November 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mary Blewitt was involved with sailing for most of her life. Formerly a top ocean-racing navigator as well as secretary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club for a number of years, she was also chairman of Racing Rules Committee of the Royal Yachting Association.
    Review quote
    I go to sea as an instructor whose specialty is the demystification of celestial navigation. . .the only book I have room to bring, and the one that is best-suited should my mind go blank, Is. . .[this book]. . .I never shove off without it. . .No matter what your ability, if you have only one book on celestial navigation, this should be it.''
    Back cover copy
    There is deep mystery and profound satisfaction in finding your position on earth by reference to the sun, moon, and stars--not to mention profound relief when the GPS receiver stops working in mid-passage. That is why knowledge of celestial navigation is still a rite of initiation, and its practice still a favorite pastime among serious cruisers. That this edition of "Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen" should appear 44 years after the first British edition and 27 years after its first publication in the U.S. is eloquent testimony to the author's clear, concise explanation of a difficult skill. Through those years, "Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen" has been the best-known, best-loved primer on the subject throughout the English-speaking world. It successfully teaches sailors who have been demoralized by bigger books. It remains "the famous little book" on celestial navigation. Among other changes, this edition substitutes the Nautical Almanac for the Air Almanac, discusses the "short" tables based on H.O. 211, expands the discussion in a few areas, fine-tunes it in others, and shows how to advance a line of position for a running fix from sun sights. The only mathematics involved are straightforward addition and subtraction. "Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen" has spawned many imitators over the years, but it's still the best--with this new edition more than ever.