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Treatise on the Practice of Navigation 1859

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Treatise on the Practice of Navigation 1859 Treatise on the Practice of Navigation 1859 Treatise on the Practice of Navigation 1859

A New Treatise on the Practice of Navigation at Sea Containing all the Details Necessary to Enable the Mariner to Become a Good Practical Navigator
Thoms, Captain William: Published by the Author, NY, 1859.full leather that needs rebound, 4th edition. xviii 206pp 257 (tables), many figures (white on black) and diagrams, 4to. '.Illustrated by a New Mode of Engraved Diagrams and Figures, Designed with the Intention of Mechanically instructing the Learner in the Meaning and Use of the Various Problems in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, in Room of the Tedious Solutions of Geometry and Trigonometry. The Usual Tables are given which are indispensable in a Work of this kind, some of which are Improved, and New Ones Introduced for the first time, with a view of shortening the labor of computation. The whole being expressly adapted for the use of Seamen.' Capt. Thoms was founder of the New York Nautical School, of which 'Mrs. Thoms' was Principal. In addition to the usual methods of finding position at sea, he introduces his own new method of finding longitude by measuring the moon's declination in relation to a stars,He had 25 yrs experience as master of a merchant vessel in nearly all parts of the world,and now teacher of practical navigation and nautical astronomy,

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