Celestial Navigation A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are By David Berson
 
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Learn—and Appreciate—What Master Navigators Have Practiced for Centuries in This Hands-on, Friendly Approach.

Celestial navigation, in all its forms, is nearly as old as mankind. Anyone who can master its intricacies stands at the end of a long line of master navigators that is centuries old—an expert among many who would be lost with electronics.

David Berson, a columnist for Ocean Navigator magazine and an instructor at both the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship and onboard the training schooner Ocean Star, offers here an approach that is refreshing, unique, and sure to attract a new generation of readers looking to demystify this essential art for sailors.
Through his hands-on coursework Berson has developed a practical and learnable method of teaching that has appealed to a new generation of students. He will share his proven method here for the first time.

While many books on celestial navigation insist this age-old art is needed only when electronics fail, Berson uses a unique approach that allows boaters to combine both the modern and the traditional. No other books does that.

In Celestial Navigation, as he does in his popular column and classes, Berson simplifies the math that so often frightens and deters potential students.

Berson takes the same approach with his writing that he does with his classes and columns,informal true-life anecdotes that entertain as well as educate. To Berson, celestial navigation is personal and valuable. Anyone reading this book will catch his contagious enthusiasm.

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TitleCelestial Navigation
SubtitleA Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are
AuthorBy David Berson
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSeahorse Publishing
Published3 April 2018
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781944824020
Pages224
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
IllustrationsB&W photos, 40 B&W illustrations.

About the author

David Berson holds a 400-ton Merchant Marine Master’s License and has operated sailing and power vessels for more than 25 years. He is a contributing editor to Ocean Navigator magazine, and challenges readers every month in a popular column that offers a celestial navigation problem woven into a seafaring story. He has captained well-known sailing ships such as Petrel, Pioneer, Harvey Gamage, and Ocean Star, and has been the sea chantey man at South Street Seaport. He lives in Greenport, New York.

ISBNs: 9781944824020 978-1-944824-02-0 Title: celestial navigation category:SPO ISBNs: 9781944824037 978-1-944824-03-7 Title: celestial navigation category:SPO 
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