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ISBN13: 9780618250745
ISBN10: 0618250743
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Readers today are still fascinated by “Nat,” an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailors world—Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didnt promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by “log, lead, and lookout.” Nats long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the “Sailors Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.

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This winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal tells the story of18th-century mathematical wizard Nathaniel Bowditch, whose determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by "log, lead, and lookout" resulted in his famous work, "The American Practical Navigator." Illustrations.

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Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by " log, lead, and lookout." Nat' s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the " Sailors' Bible" ), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.

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Winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal, this novel tells the story of 18th-century mathematical wizard Nathaniel Bowditch, whose determination to master sea navigation resulted in "The American Practical Navigator."

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Jean Lee Latham was born in 1902 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. At an early age, she became a prolific writer, penning works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as theater scripts. Ever since its debut, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch has acquired an intrigued group of sea-loving fans.

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bydl, October 14, 2013 (view all comments by bydl)
Inspirational. Historical fiction based on the life story of American navigator Nathaniel Bowditch. This guy always made the best of every undesirable situation. He taught himself whatever he needed to know, including trigonometry, calculus, and several languages. Then he proceeded to teach anyone near him with a desire to learn, even those previously considered too dumb. It should be required reading for every adolescent, and required rereading every few years for adults. The point is, he took the initiative to resolve the problems he experienced, and passed knowledge on to as many others as possible.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618250745
Author:
Latham, Jean Lee
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
ill.:
Cosgrave, John O'Hara,
Location:
Boston
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Navigation
Subject:
Astronomers
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Newbery Medal.
Subject:
Bowditch, Nathaniel
Subject:
Mathematicians
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Newbery award
Series Volume:
GTR-575
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.58x.62 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
12-12

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Product details 256 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618250745 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal tells the story of18th-century mathematical wizard Nathaniel Bowditch, whose determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by "log, lead, and lookout" resulted in his famous work, "The American Practical Navigator." Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by " log, lead, and lookout." Nat' s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the " Sailors' Bible" ), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal, this novel tells the story of 18th-century mathematical wizard Nathaniel Bowditch, whose determination to master sea navigation resulted in "The American Practical Navigator."
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