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Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age


Year: 2011
Language: english
Author: John Karl
Genre: Reference book
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications, Inc.
Edition: First Edition, Third Printing
ISBN: 978-0-939837-75-7
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 328
Description: Celestial navigation is seen today in a different light than before GPS became affordable and ubiquitous. Yes, it is the only manual way to navigate at sea (and one needs a manual way to do anything important at sea). But when celestial navigation was required, it seemed like work. Now it can be fun. It frees us from keys and menus that only serve to summon the expertise of some programmer and lets us do something by ourselves—with our own two hands.
Today's navigator needs not be an expert anymore, but should know enough to use celestial fixes as a backup. Of course he may take the study further, and therein lies the enticement. Celestial navigation is easy to start, but can take time and study to master. Activities like this have always held lasting fascination (some would say addiction) for us.
John Karl's book lets the reader proceed in this way. A line of position is put on a chart after only 40 pages. But then he will take you further in understanding the science and art of celestial navigation than any other book I have seen. Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age is a mixture of history, math, and rational explanations that the reader may sample as desired.
This may not be the only book to which you are exposed in learning celestial navigation, but it certainly should be one of them.
Additional info: This format of Book can be opened and read with Microsoft Edge or Calibre reader.

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