Celestial-Navigation-A-Complete-Home-Study-Course-Second-Edition
Celestial-Navigation-A-Complete-Home-Study-Course-Second-EditionCelestial-Navigation-A-Complete-Home-Study-Course-Second-Edition

Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Course, Second Edition

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This book has been used for 30 years, updated periodically as needed. More than 20,000 students have successfully learned ocean navigation from these materials and gone on to cross oceans or circumnavigate the globe. This book covers how to find position at sea from timed sextant sights of the sun, moon, stars, and planets plus other routine and special procedures of protected, efficient offshore navigation. No previous navigation experience is required. The only math involved is arithmetic (adding and subtracting angles and times). It is a practical, how-to-do-it book, which also includes clear explanations of how it works and how to do it well. Plus this book includes other crucial factors of ocean navigation but even so just finding out where you are from the stars, such as logbook procedures, dead reckoning, error analysis, route planning, and more. At the end of this book, you are going to be ready for ocean navigation. The book includes: text, practice problems, tables selections, detailed glossary, and full solutions. Printable work forms, plotting sheets, and other resources are available at no charge from www.starpath.com/celnavbook. Preface to the Second Edition: We are pleased to say that after ten more years of the use of this text we do not find reason to change the basic approach and methods of the teaching. We still use some of the same examples, which are now slightly old, but that is the wonderful thing about celestial navigation. It has not changed, so we do not benefit in any way from making all new examples, which would bring with them more chance of error in a book of many numbers. We have, alternatively, notably improved and expanded the book. Each section has been updated and reformatted for a clearer presentation, steadily in response to student questions over the years. New graphics have been added and older ones all updated. There is much new content in the text, especially in the In-Depth chapter, including more detailed discussion of the sailings and more background on the principles. New sections were added on general ocean navigation and optimizing the fixes. We have also updated the electronic navigation section, as most ocean navigators will also be the use of other tools but even so celestial.

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Additional Information

Author

David Burch

Binding

Paperback

Creator

Tobias Burch, Designer

EAN

9780914025467

EANList

9780914025467

Edition

2

ISBN

0914025465

ItemDimensions

1102, hundredths-inches, 827, hundredths-inches, 148, hundredths-pounds, 62, hundredths-inches

Label

Starpath Publications

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Starpath Publications

MPN

black & white illustrations

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

296

PackageDimensions

100, hundredths-inches, 1100, hundredths-inches, 145, hundredths-pounds, 830, hundredths-inches

PartNumber

black & white illustrations

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

2015-03-11

Publisher

Starpath Publications

Studio

Starpath Publications

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