The American practical navigator : an epitome of navigation

The American practical navigator : an epitome of navigation

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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.He also resets the DR to the fix; that is, he draws the 180AdT course line from the 1300 fix, not the 1300 DR. 704. Resetting the ... He can determine compass error by comparison with an accurate standard or by obtaining an azimuth of the Sun.

Title:The American practical navigator : an epitome of navigation
Author:Nathaniel Bowditch, National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Publisher:Paradise Cay Publications - 2002


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