♦ The celestial navigation simple words is usually sufficient to cause a chill in the sailors, no matter how expert they are. But it is curious that, although much of the jargon of astronomy has an aura of mystery, most sailors know the "secrets" on the basis of which the whole science of celestial navigation.
♦ This is the ideal book for anyone wanting to start in the knowledge of astronomy or the use of a sextant, or to refresh their knowledge and keep up. It is not a textbook or a treatise, but simply a manual that will help the reader better understand and treat the subject.
♦ RYA is the UK federal agency that regulates the practice of yachting, sailing and motor.
♦ The illustrations in this book are provided by Claudia Myatt, who has sailed and drawn from 25 years ago.
Author: Tim Bartlett
Format: 17 x 24 cm