The American practical navigator : an epitome of navigation (Google eBook)

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Paradise Cay Publications, 2002 - History - 896 pages
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Nathanial Bowditch first published this encyclopedic work in 1802. During the last two centuries over 75 editions, almost 1,000,000 copies, of Bowditch have been published by the US Government. It has lived because it has combined the best technologies of each generation of navigator. This Edition includes the latest advances in electronic navigation and digital charting technology. It also covers nonelectronic navigation such as celestial, plotting and dead reckoning. Bowditch contains numerous tables which have been valued for years by practicing navigators. Bowditch is carried on the bridge of every U.S. Navy ship and should be the mainstay of any serious navigator's library. Paradise Cay and Celestaire's commercial edition of Bowditch is a complete copy of the latest Government edition.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO MARINE NAVIGATION
2
GEODESY AND DATUMS IN NAVIGATION
15
NAUTICAL CHARTS
23
NAUTICAL PUBLICATIONS
51
PILOTING
62
SHORT RANGE AIDS TO NAVIGATION
63
COMPASSES
81
DEAD RECKONING
99
NAVIGATIONAL ERRORS
341
THE SAILINGS
345
NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY
361
NAVIGATION PROCESSES
363
EMERGENCY NAVIGATION
373
NAVIGATION REGULATIONS
383
MARITIME SAFETY SYSTEMS
393
HYDROGRAPHY
409

PILOTING
105
TIDES AND TIDAL CURRENTS
129
ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION
149
RADIO WAVES
151
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
163
LORAN NAVIGATION
173
RADAR NAVIGATION
187
ELECTRONIC CHARTS
199
CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
215
NAVIGATIONAL ASTRONOMY
217
INSTRUMENTS FOR CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
261
AZIMUTHS AND AMPLITUDES
271
TIME
275
THE ALMANACS
287
SIGHT REDUCTION
295
NAVIGATIONAL MATHEMATICS
315
NAVIGATIONAL MATHEMATICS
317
CALCULATIONS AND CONVERSIONS
329
OCEANOGRAPHY
423
THE OCEANS
425
OCEAN CURRENTS
433
WAVES BREAKERS AND SURF
441
ICE NAVIGATION
453
MARINE METEOROLOGY
479
WEATHER ELEMENTS
481
TROPICAL CYCLONES
503
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
519
WEATHER ROUTING
545
NAVIGATION TABLES
556
EXPLANATION OF NAVIGATION TABLES
557
GLOSSARIES
716
GLOSSARY OF MARINE NAVIGATION
717
GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
855
INDEX
862
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