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. 'The "bible" of navigation for generations of yachtsmen... worth its weight in gold' Sailing
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 72 pages, 38 b/w line drawings
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/01/2011
- Category: Navigation & seamanship
- ISBN: 9781408132128