Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

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The 12th edition of this bestselling book is proof of thesuccess of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining aparticularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for manygenerations of ocean navigators.
Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronicnavigation have transported most offshore navigators to a world ofpress-button convenience. However, there is still a vital need fortraditional skills when things go wrong: batteries can fail, aerials gooverboard, and electronics have been known to get wet.
A bestseller for over 50 years, Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen isa model of simplicity and clarity. The worked examples require onlystraightforward addition and subtraction, which explains why this bookhas truly earned its reputation for admirable conciseness and formaking a tricky subject easy to understand.

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ISBN-13: 9781408132128
ISBN-10: 1408132125
Pagini: 72
Ilustrații: 38 b/w line drawings
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 5 mm
Greutate: 0.10 kg
Ediția: 12 ed.
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Thoroughly updated over the years in line with new developments.

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The late Mary Blewitt, better known by her married name of Mary Pera,was involved with sailing for most of her life. Formerly a top oceanracing navigator as well as secretary of the Royal Ocean Racing Clubfor a number of years, she was also Chairman of the ISAF racing rulescommittee, and an international judge and jury chairman at majorchampionships and regattas.


Celestial Navigation for Yachtmen is a model of simplicity and clarity