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Boater's Bowditch: The Small-Craft American Practical Navigator

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Emphasizing the visual and graphic techniques of navigation, Boater's Bowditch is a small-boat adaptation of the preeminent navigation reference for commercial and naval sailors, the U.S. government's American Practical Navigator ("Bowditch" for short, after the editor and writer of the first edition published in 1802). With hundreds of diagrams and photographs, this handy book is an indispensable resource for beginning and advanced navigators. It explains in plain English all the basic and most practical concepts and techniques used by professional navigators. It's the first truly comprehensive guide to modern navigation tools such as GPS and electronic charts.

Boater's Bowditch fulfills Nathaniel Bowditch's original vow "to put down in the book nothing I can't teach the crew."

"What John Wycliffe did to the Bible in the 14th century, Hubbard has done to the American Practical Navigator, bringing it down to a level most people can understand."--­Ocean Navigator

"Hubbard has done an excellent job. I have been operating small boats on our waters for at least the last 20 years, and virtually every chapter told me something that was not only interesting but in many cases new to me."--­­Greenwich Time

"If you have been put off by navigation texts in the past, here is one which was intended to make navigation easy and understandable."--­Dockside

"It covers every essential element of navigation know-how in clear, concise explanations. . . . Novices and experienced sailors alike will appreciate the book's logical organization."--­­Mariner

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [394]-395) and index.

About the Author

Richard K. Hubbard navigated everything from large coast guard cutters to class A ocean racing yachts and square-riggers for 11 years. Since 1979 he has worked for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (formerly the Defense Mapping Agency), where today he is a Marine Analyst. He also writes for professional maritime journals and sailing magazines, and remains an active sailor. He was the editor of the 1995 edition of Pub. No. 9, the American Practical Navigator. Boater's Bowditch is the result of a lifetime of sailing, writing, and navigation study.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Fundamentals of Navigation

1. Basic Navigational Concepts

2. Buoys, Beacons, and Lights

3. The Compass

4. Tides

5. Dead Reckoning

6. Piloting

Part 2: Electronic Navigation

7. Radio Waves in Navigation

8. Satellite Navigation

9. Loran-C Navigation

10. Radar Navigation

11. Electronic Charts

Part 3: Celestial Navigation

12. Navigational Astronomy

13. The Sextant

14. Time

15. The Almanacs

16. Sight Reduction

17. Practical Techniques in Navigation

Part 4: Navigation Safety

18. Navigation Rules and Regulations

19. Navigation Safety

20. Marine Weather

21. Oceanography

Tables

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070308664
Subtitle:
The Small Craft American Practical Navigator
Author:
Hubbard, Richard
Author:
Hubbard, Richard Keith
Publisher:
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Location:
Camden, Me. :
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Sailing - Navigation
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Navigation
Subject:
navigation,American Practical Navigator,Bowditch,sailors,techniques,Hubbard,English,editor,naval sailors,preeminent navigation reference,small-boat adaptation,graphic techniques
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20000530
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.56x7.66x1.17 in. 2.29 lbs.

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