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The best handbook on chart usage, from one of the most trusted names in boating
In 2000, the U.S. government ceased publication of Chart No. 1, the invaluable little book that generations of mariners have consulted to make sense of the complex system of signs, symbols, and graphic elements used in nautical charts. Now Chart No. 1 is not just reborn but expanded and improved in How to Read a Nautical Chart. The demand for a book like this has never been greater.
Arranged and edited by Nigel Calder, one of today's most respected boating authors, --and containing four-color illustrations throughout,-- How to Read a Nautical Chart presents a number of original features that help readers make optimum use of the data found in Chart No. 1, including a more intuitive format, crucial background information, international chart symbol equivalents, electronic chart symbology, and thorough explanations of the practical aspects of nautical chart reading.
This volume is an enlarged and enhanced edition of "Chart No.1", the government publication that explained the correct interpretation of a nautical chart. This text reorders the presentation of topics to make the book esier to use and more intuitive for the average boater.
About the Author
Nigel Calder has decades of sailing and cruising experience and is one of the world's foremost marine writers. He is the author of seven books, including Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, and has written more than 300 articles for magazines such as SAIL, Ocean Navigator, and Cruising World.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments and Art Credits
Part 1. The Limits of Accuracy
Chapter 1. Fundamental Chart-Making Concepts
Chapter 2. Horizontal Chart Accuracy
Chapter 3. Vertical Chart Accuracy
Part 2. Symbology
Chapter 4. Introduction to INT-1
Chapter 5. Topography
Chapter 6. Hydrography
Chapter 7. Aids and Services
Part 3. Appendix
Index to INT-1
Glossary and Acronyms
Common Chart Abbreviations