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Precision astrolabe Portuguese navigators and transoceanic aviation by Francis Millet Rogers

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Published by Academia Internacional da Cultura Portuguesa; [distributed in the U.S.A. by W. S. Sullwold, Taunton, Mass.] in Lisboa .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Portugal

Subjects:

  • Sextant.,
  • Navigation (Aeronautics),
  • Aeronautics -- Portugal -- Flights.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [369]-376.

Statementby Francis M. Rogers.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL589.2.S4 R6
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxi, 397 p.
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4737776M
LC Control Number78028659

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