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Basic Coastal Navigation: An Introduction to Piloting
Basic Coastal Navigation: An Introduction to Piloting
by Frank J. Larkin
Hardcover from Sheridan House
Book Published: June, 1998
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 64th Edition
by Elbert S. Maloney, Charles Frederic Chapman
Listed under Seamanship

The Complete On-Board Celestial Navigator
by George G. Bennett 
Celestial navigation is an ancient skill, one that save lives when electronics fail. But the conventional shipboard library requires six volumes of sight reduction tables for world coverage, plus a star finder, an almanac, and instructions, with the whole kit costing up to $300. For thousands of sailors, The Complete On-Board Celestial Navigator is the perfect solution: Just one handy volume has all the nautical almanac (40 pages) and sight reduction (60 pages) information they are likely to need, good for 1999-2003, plus instructions and a star finder. The publisher.
Spiral-bound - 176 pages Spiral edition (November 1, 1998)
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0070071101

Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell
by Hewitt Schlereth 
In this guide, Schlereth draws on his experience as a sailor to explain how to navigate any stretch of sea using only a hand-held sextant, a watch, a plotting sheet, and a copy of the Nautical Almanac. The book offers instruction on how to take sights by the sun, moon, stars and planets, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Common errors are reviewed, and suggestions given for improving accuracy. Several examples and situational illustrations are included. No bibliography.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen
by Mary Blewitt, Thomas Bergel
(Paperback)

Celestial Navigation by H. O. 249
by John E. Milligan

Celestial Navigation by Jeff E. Toghill

Chisnell on Instrument: Techniques
Mark Chisnell
Paperback / Book Published 1994

Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Boat Handling
by Elbert S. Maloney, Charles Frederic Chapman
Listed under Seamanship

How to Read a Nautical Chart
How to Read a Nautical Chart : A Complete Guide to the Symbols, Abbreviations, and Data Displayed on Nautical Charts
by Nigel Calder
Charts, whether paper or electronic, are your most fundamental navigational tool. Using them to your best advantage requires a thorough understanding of the symbols and abbreviations and an awareness of the limits of accuracy in positions and soundings. 

Did you know, for example, that hydrographic standards used to collect the majority of data on modern charts are considerably less accurate than GPS position fixes? That the majority of soundings still come from lead-line surveys? That a wreck symbol surrounded by a dotted circle means it is considered dangerous? That there are four different kinds of rock symbols, each with a different meaning? And that the definition of "danger" has changed over time and will depend on the age of your charts? 

In How to Read a Nautical Chart, trusted boating authority Nigel Calder answers these and hundreds of other questions clearly and concisely. The Publisher
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Book Published: 05 August, 2002

The Illustrated Longitude
by Dava Sobel, William J. H. Andrewes
This highly acclaimed book is essential reading for all who wish to have a thorough understanding of the sea.
Hardcover - 216 pages illustrated edition (November 1998)
Walker & Co; ISBN: 0802713440

Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings: How to Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational Instruments
by Dennis Fisher

Longitude : The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel
The thorniest scientific problem of the eighteenth century was how to determine longitude. Many thousands of lives had been lost at sea over the centuries due to the inability to determine an east-west position. This is the engrossing story of the clockmaker, John "Longitude" Harrison, who solved the problem that Newton and Galileo had failed to conquer, yet claimed only half the promised rich reward. Amazon.com

There is also a British film on the subject featuring Jeremy Irons and a stellar cast; a brilliant period piece which brings high drama to what would outwardly appear a dry subject. It interleaves the story of the man who discovered and restored the Harrison chronometers shortly after the Great War with that of Harrison himself. Dropbears.com
Paperback - 184 pages Reprint edition (October 1996)
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140258795

Navigation Rules
by United States Coast Guard, US Coast Guard, John M. Morehouse, US Coast Guard
Paperback from Paradise Cay Publications
Book Published: 01 August, 2001

Piloting & Dead Reckoning
Piloting & Dead Reckoning
by H. H. Shufeldt, G. D. Dunlap, Bruce A. Bauer
Paperback from United States Naval Inst.
Book Published: November, 1999
The Sextant Handbook : Adjustment, Repair, Use and History
by Bruce Bauer
Paperback - 192 pages 2nd edition (February 1, 1995)
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0070052190

GPS Navigation Systems

Global Positioning Systems, Inertial Navigation, and Integration
by Mohinder S. Grewal, et al
Hardcover - 400 pages Book&Disk edition (December 2000)
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 047135032X

Fundamentals of Global Positioning System Receivers: A Software Approach
by James Bao-Yen Tsui
(Hardcover)

GPS Land Navigation: A Complete Guidebook for Backcountry Users of the NAVSTAR Satellite System
by Michael Ferguson, et al
Paperback - 255 pages 1st edition (September 1997)
ISBN: 0965220257

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