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.However, the navigator can easily quantify their cumulative effect by comparing simultaneous fix and DR positions. ... diagram. See the example problems below and refer to Figure 708a. Example 1: A ship on course 080Ad, speed 10 knots, ... The direction and length of AC are the estimated track and speed made good.

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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