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(Out of Print) - The Slide Rule for Sea and Air Navigation -

By J.C. Podmore


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First published 1933-3rd edition 1974

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Out of Print

An introduction to the slide rule with special reference to navigation, both at sea and in the air, and problems encountered in cargo working and other ship and aircraft handling. It would seem that there is an impression that a slide rule is difficult to manipulate, it takes a long time to master and that constant practice is required for proficiency. On the contrary the slide rule is simple to learn and once learned is never forgotten. This book is intended to show how to use a slide rule with understanding, for solution of the many problems in navigation flight planning, cargo work and everyday calculations met with by seamen and airmen. Dead reckoning and astronomical calculations, coastal navigation and air navigation, etc., are dealt with comprehensively.