"Any good primers on navigation?" Topic
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|tkdguy ||21 Sep 2016 10:43 p.m. PST|
Just as the title says. Keep in mind I'm a landlubber, and this is mainly for personal knowledge. I'm fairly decent at math, so that part shouldn't be a problem.
Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
| Saber6 ||22 Sep 2016 5:06 a.m. PST|
look for a service manual (Army, Navy). Basic training type skill set.
| etotheipi ||22 Sep 2016 6:10 a.m. PST|
Longitude by Dava Sobel. Covers a lot of things by focusing on the science history of one of the most important changes to navigation.
| Tacitus ||22 Sep 2016 9:50 a.m. PST|
Longitude is also very easy for the lay person to understand, both technically and as history.
|Terrement ||22 Sep 2016 10:05 a.m. PST|
Are you looking for navigation at sea? Over land?
Background or specifics?For example, there is a big difference between reading map and compass to navigate over land, to navigation to a position on land using celestial navigation but without a chart.
At sea there is a big difference between navigation among islands, along a coast or across an ocean.
|tkdguy ||23 Sep 2016 1:03 a.m. PST|
I was looking mainly for navigation at sea. Coming from an astronomy background, celestial navigation is a must.
Having said that, land navigation is good too. I do have a compass, so I should make some use of that.
Thanks for the replies. I have to admit reading a Horatio Hornblower novel rekindled my interest in the subject, although I have thought about it before.