The Sextant Handbook
ISBN: 0070052190
EAN13: 9780070052192
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 22, 1995
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 9.13" L x 6.14" W
Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The wealth of useful material is prodigious and by the time one has reached the back cover, the sextant is an old friend. Just as important, Cdr. Bauer deals comprehensively with maintenance and service, and his advice on how to select and assess a second-hand sextant is truly worthwhile. Refreshingly, he writes in a friendly manner--almost as though he is chatting to a group of students. A thoroughly enjoyable book.--Peter Milne, Technical Editor, Yachting World Magazine (England)

If this book is a highly detailed technical manual, the reader is hardly aware, so plentiful are the diversions into related topics. It makes great reading and virtually everyone . . . regardless of one's skill level with a sextant . . . will find new things to learn about sextants, their history, their future and their best use.--Ocean Navigator

The sextant and Commander Bauer's handbook should be standard equipment on every seagoing vessel. It is a book that should be provided with every sextant and class in navigating.--R. J. Holt, Director, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

One recognizes here a centennial Lecky on the sextant. There is plenty of new material presented in a manner that would make a stranger want to meet Bruce Bauer and converse with him face to face.--Paul M. Anderton, Navigation Instructor

Cdr. Bauer's book will become a standard reference on the Read More chevron_right

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