American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation, Volume 1

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Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic Center, 1977 - Nautical astronomy
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Contents

History of Navigation
1
Basic Definitions
56
Chart Projections
64
Visual and Audible Aids to Navigation
90
The Nautical Chart
109
PART TWO PILOTING AND DEAD RECKONING
135
Instruments for Piloting and Dead Reckoning
137
Compass Error
194
Tides and Tidal Currents
754
Ocean Currents
778
Ocean Waves
787
Breakers and Surf
797
Sound in the Sea
801
Ice in the Sea
806
PART SEVEN WEATHER
843
Weather Observations
845

Dead Reckoning
250
The Sailings
259
Piloting
271
Use of Sextant in Piloting
302
Tide and Current Predictions
313
Sailing Directions and Light Lists
327
PART THREE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
339
Navigational Astronomy
341
Instruments for Celestial Navigation
391
Sextant Altitude Corrections
418
Lines of Position from Celestial Observations
441
Time
459
The Almanac
498
Sight Reduction
515
Comparison of Various Methods of Sight Reduction
559
Identification of Celestial Bodies
616
PART FOUR THE PRACTICE OF NAVIGATION
639
Page
640
The Practice of Marine Navigation
641
Ship Weather Routing
653
Polar Navigation _
669
Lifeboat Navigation __
692
PART five NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY
713
Navigational Safety _ _
715
Oceanic Soundings and Hydrographic Reports
723
Position Reporting Systems
731
part six OCEANOGRAPHY
739
The Oceans
741
Weather Elements
863
Tropical Cyclones
890
part eight electronics and navigation
913
Radio Waves
915
Radio Direction Finding
930
Radar Navigation
940
Radionavigation Systems
967
Satellite Navigation
1019
Doppler Sonar Navigation
1066
Introduction to Inertial Navigation
1076
Appendix A Abbreviations
1107
Symbols
1113
Appendix E Navigational Coordinates
1127
Appendix G Extracts from Air Almanac
1145
Appendix H Longterm Almanac
1164
Identification of Navigational Stars
1170
Appendix J Navigational Stars and Planets
1177
Extracts from Tidal Current Tables
1183
Appendix O Extracts from Pub No 229
1194
Appendix P Extracts from Pub No 249
1200
Appendix R LoranA
1238
Appendix S Charts and Publications of Other Agencies
1252
Appendix U Underwater Log Calibration Guidelines
1264
Geodesy for the Navigator
1296
Appendix Y Buoyage Systems
1310
Appendix Z Extracts from Chart No 1
1325
Index
1355

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