Celestial Navigation

Celestial Navigation

A Programmed Learning Course

Book - 1996
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Using the successful programmed learning format that proved so effective in his coastal navigation coursebook, Gerry Smith teaches the reader the basic skills needed to take sun sights and shows him how to use tables to find a position. The reader is able to evaluate performance immediately and will benefit from the pattern adopted throughout: learn, test, assess, relearn, progress. This book will be greatly appreciated by all those who have been traumatized by the usual complex books on celestial navigation.

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A self-teaching course covering the basic skills needed to take sun sights and to use tables to find a position. Includes conversion tables and appendices for arc to time, increments and corrections, extant error and adjustment, sight reduction, and altitude correction as well as a practice plotting sheet. Perfect for hobbyists and for sailors who never learned to fully trust their high-tech navigation equipment. Distributed in the US by Sheridan House, Inc. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: London : A & C Black, c1996
ISBN: 9780713644159
Branch Call Number: 623.89 SMI
Characteristics: 139 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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