[time-nuts] establishing your position w/o gps

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 24 20:41:28 EST 2012


On 1/24/12 9:46 AM, Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:05:58 -0600
> "Lee Mushel"<herbert3 at centurytel.net>  wrote:
>
>> If you're looking for a really interesting topic to read about, the
>> development of an accurate ship-board clock is really fascinating!   And it
>> wasn't done overnight!
>
> If you have a few references on books to read, you shouldn't keep them
> for yourself ;-)
>
Dava Sobel's book is good.

The Great Arc by John Keay also has useful information on this kind of 
thing.

the Institute of Navigation (ION) has an $50 CDROM of almost 300 
celestial navigation papers (http://www.ion.org/shopping/begin.cfm  look 
down at the bottom) Lots about timekeeping, etc. in there.

(got that one loaded on the iPad for long plane trips)




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