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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell

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Practical considerations aside, there is something soul-satisfying about looking to the sky in plotting one's course. Even as electronic navigational devices proliferate, celestial navigation remains an essential tool for those who wish to be prepared should technology fail. Schlereth demonstrates sighting by the sun, moon, stars, and planets, discussing advantages and disadvantages of each method with carefully chosen examples and situational illustrations. A most effective self-teaching guide.

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In this guide, Schlereth draws on his experience as a sailor to explain how to navigate any stretch of sea using only a hand-held sextant, a watch, a plotting sheet, and a copy of the Nautical Almanac. The book offers instruction on how to take sights by the sun, moon, stars and planets, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Common errors are reviewed, and suggestions given for improving accuracy. Several examples and situational illustrations are included. No bibliography.
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Learn to plot your own course by looking to the sky.

Synopsis:

In this easy-to-use guide, Hewitt Schlereth explains clearly and concisely how to navigate any stretch of sea using only a handheld sextant, a watch, a plotting sheet, and a copy of the Nautical Almanac. The basic process is simple: take a sight with a sextant, establish a secondary reference or benchmark sight, compare the two sights, and plot the result of that comparison on a chart. Schlereth demonstrates how to take a sight by the sun, moon, stars, and even planets. Along the way, he discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The reader is taken carefully through many examples and situational illustrations, making this an extremely effective self-teaching guide.

Synopsis:

Celestial navigation is an essential tool for those who do not wish to be caught short when modern technology fails. The basic process is simple - take a sight with a sextant, establish a secondary reference or benchmark sight, compare the two sights and plot the result of the comparison on a chart. Schlereth demonstrates how to take sight by the sun, moon, stars and planets, discussing the advantages of each method. The reader is taken through several examples and situational illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574090581
Author:
Schlereth, Hewitt
Publisher:
Sheridan House
Location:
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Subject:
Sailing - Navigation
Subject:
Nautical astronomy
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10.00x7.04x.36 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Learn to plot your own course by looking to the sky.
"Synopsis" by , In this easy-to-use guide, Hewitt Schlereth explains clearly and concisely how to navigate any stretch of sea using only a handheld sextant, a watch, a plotting sheet, and a copy of the Nautical Almanac. The basic process is simple: take a sight with a sextant, establish a secondary reference or benchmark sight, compare the two sights, and plot the result of that comparison on a chart. Schlereth demonstrates how to take a sight by the sun, moon, stars, and even planets. Along the way, he discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The reader is taken carefully through many examples and situational illustrations, making this an extremely effective self-teaching guide.
"Synopsis" by , Celestial navigation is an essential tool for those who do not wish to be caught short when modern technology fails. The basic process is simple - take a sight with a sextant, establish a secondary reference or benchmark sight, compare the two sights and plot the result of the comparison on a chart. Schlereth demonstrates how to take sight by the sun, moon, stars and planets, discussing the advantages of each method. The reader is taken through several examples and situational illustrations.
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