Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen
by Mary Blewitt (9780713689389)

Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen
 
Mary Blewitt
Release Date: May 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780713689389
ISBN-10: 0713689382



The eleventh edition of this bestselling textbook is proof of the success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many generations of ocean navigators.Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronic navigation has transported most offshore navigators to a world of press-button convenience. However, there is still a vital need for traditional skills when things go wrong: batteries can fail, aerials go overboard, and electronics have been known to get wet.A bestseller for over 50 years, Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen is a model of simplicity and clarity. The worked examples require only straightforward addition and subtraction, which explains why this book has truly earned its reputation for admirable conciseness and making a tricky subject easy to understand.'The "bible" of navigation for generations of yachtsmen . . . worth its weight in gold' Sailing

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