The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation; Containing All the Tables Necessary to be Used with the Nautical Almanac, in Determining the Latitude, and the Longitude by Lunar Observations, and Keeping a Complete Reckoning at Sea; Illustrated by Proper Rules and Examples ... Dictionary of Sea Terms; and the Manner of Performing the Most Useful Evolutions at Sea: : with an Appendix, Containing Methods of Calculating Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars ...
E. & G. W. Blunt, proprietors ... Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry, 1844 - Nautical astronomy - 452 pages
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