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An Ephemeris

Nature volume 42, page 124 | Download Citation



THE Connaissance des Temps has, within the last few years, by successive improvements, been made quite the most convenient Ephemeris for general use. The information it contains is conveniently given, and almost excessive in amount; and the result of course is that the pages of tabular matter are a good deal crowded, in order to make the annual volume of reasonable size. For travellers whether by sea or land it, like our own Nautical Almanac, is not, however, quite what is wanted. Much of the information it contains is of no use to them, and the size and weight of the book is excessive for their purposes. This appears to have come to the notice of the Ministry of Marine, who, in 1887, directed the publication of a pamphlet of extracts from the Connaissance containing the necessary information for Navigators and students for certificates as Masters, a copy of which is now before us.

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