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Computers make celestial navigation less celestial?

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Ulman, N. ; Wall Street Journal, New York, NY, USA

The author outlines some of the history of navigation and brings out the status of the navigator among the Polynesians. His theme is that life will not be the same when the sextant and the Polynesian palu's knowledge are replaced by an electronic device depending on the Global Positioning System.<>

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 3 )