The American Practical Navigator

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This is the latest edition of the finest navigation book ever written.
Now available for the first time in 200 years as a paperback in print-on-demand.
Including all 37 original chapters.

This is the best selling boating-book ever.
1,000,000 copies sold over 200 years.
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American practical navigator: an epitome of navigation and nautical astronomy

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Overview

This is the latest edition of the finest navigation book ever written.
Now available for the first time in 200 years as a paperback in print-on-demand.
Including all 37 original chapters.

This is the best selling boating-book ever.
1,000,000 copies sold over 200 years.
Everything a navigator could possibly need to know.

Updated by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency USA.

Although it appears intimidating, it's actually quite readable. It happens also to be the very pinnacle of all marine navigation guides. All others refer to it and every navigator/pilot has a copy. It is on the bridge of every US Navy Ship.
It is big in knowledge, physical volume and weight.

ALL 37 CHAPTERS. ALL FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

PART 1 - FUNDAMENTALS

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO MARINE NAVIGATION.
CHAPTER 2. GEODESY AND DATUMS IN NAVIGATION.
CHAPTER 3. NAUTICAL CHARTS.
CHAPTER 4. NAUTICAL PUBLICATIONS

PART 2 - PILOTING

CHAPTER 5. SHORT RANGE AIDS TO NAVIGATION.
CHAPTER 6. COMPASSES.
CHAPTER 7. DEAD RECKONING.
CHAPTER 8. PILOTING.
CHAPTER 9. TIDES AND TIDAL CURRENTS.

PART 3 - ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 10. RADIO WAVES.
CHAPTER 11. SATELLITE NAVIGATION.
CHAPTER 12. LORAN NAVIGATION.
CHAPTER 13. RADAR NAVIGATION.
CHAPTER 14. ELECTRONIC CHARTS.

PART 4 - CELESTIAL NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 15. NAVIGATIONAL ASTRONOMY.
CHAPTER 16. INSTRUMENTS FOR CELESTIAL NAVIGATION.
CHAPTER 17. AZIMUTHS AND AMPLITUDES.
CHAPTER 18. TIME.
CHAPTER 19. THE ALMANACS.
CHAPTER 20. SIGHT REDUCTION.

PART 5 - NAVIGATIONAL MATHEMATICS

CHAPTER 21. NAVIGATIONAL MATHEMATICS.
CHAPTER 22. CALCULATIONS AND CONVERSIONS.
CHAPTER 23. NAVIGATIONAL ERRORS.
CHAPTER 24. THE SAILINGS.

PART 6 - NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY

CHAPTER 25. NAVIGATION PROCESSES.
CHAPTER 26. EMERGENCY NAVIGATION
CHAPTER 27. NAVIGATION REGULATIONS.
CHAPTER 28. MARITIME SAFETY SYSTEMS.
CHAPTER 29. HYDROGRAPHY.

PART 7 - OCEANOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 30. THE OCEANS.
CHAPTER 31. OCEAN CURRENTS.
CHAPTER 32. WAVES, BREAKERS AND SURF.
CHAPTER 33. ICE NAVIGATION.

PART 8 - MARINE METEOROLOGY

CHAPTER 34. WEATHER ELEMENTS.
CHAPTER 35. TROPICAL CYCLONES.
CHAPTER 36. WEATHER OBSERVATIONS.
CHAPTER 37. WEATHER ROUTING.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470194888
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 649,273
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    This review is for the hardcover edition. It is an excellent edi

    This review is for the hardcover edition. It is an excellent edition without any faults in
    editing or production. This is a classic text correctly  presented for the modern navigator
    who needs to understand all of the complexities of today's systems.
    All of the original chapters and updates are here. I understand there is also an electronic ebook version which
    has had all the bugs fixed. I highly recommend this book in both versions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Thanks for screwing with the text of the book!

    Save the time and effort and just cough up for the paperback or hardback of this book. To use the digital version as a learning tool, you're going to need to learn to replace the broken words with what should be in the text. Poor copy to distribute!

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Poorly OCR scanned version!

    Pretty much useless as the OCR scan introduced many typographical errors and garbage characters making no sense at all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 29, 2012

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