Dutton's Nautical Navigation / Edition 15

Dutton's Nautical Navigation / Edition 15

by Thomas J. Cutler
     
 


As paper navigational charts are replaced by vector images on computer screens, magnetic compasses enhanced by digital flux gate technology, and chronometers joined by atomic clocks, the demand has been mounting for an extensive update to the classic reference known worldwide as Dutton's. To meet the varied needs of today's recreational, naval, and commercial… See more details below

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As paper navigational charts are replaced by vector images on computer screens, magnetic compasses enhanced by digital flux gate technology, and chronometers joined by atomic clocks, the demand has been mounting for an extensive update to the classic reference known worldwide as Dutton's. To meet the varied needs of today's recreational, naval, and commercial navigators the Naval Institute introduces this new edition of a guide that has remained the seafarers' choice for more than three-quarters of a century. It blends the traditional navigation techniques first compiled by Benjamin Dutton in 1926 with technological marvels of the twenty-first century to authoritatively cover all phases of surface navigation. For example, while the book acknowledges that many navigators still peer into the skies through sextant telescopes, it also helps them take full advantage of man-made Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.

Valued as both an indispensable quick reference and a comprehensive text, Dutton's makes accessible such foreboding subjects as spherical trigonometry through the use of step-by-step explanations and examples that encourage practical use. To insure accuracy and relevancy, a board of experts made up of naval and Coast Guard officers, merchant mariners, accredited harbor pilots, and sea-service academy professors, has carefully reviewed this fifteenth edition. The result is an unparalleled treatment of the art and science of nautical navigation that both amateur and veteran navigators will use to safely navigate the waters of the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557502483
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
U.S. Naval Institute Navigation Board
1Introduction to Navigation1
2The Navigational Earth9
3Nautical Charts18
4Electronic Charts41
5Navigational Publications48
6Aids to Navigation55
7Compasses69
8Navigational Equipment84
9Dead Reckoning95
10Tides100
11Currents114
12Piloting127
13Current Sailing141
14Ship Characteristics in Piloting147
15Basic Radio Navigation154
16Hyperbolic Navigation164
17Global Positioning System173
18Inertial Navigation184
19Navigational Astronomy191
20Introduction to Celestial Navigation201
21Identification of Celestial Bodies215
22The Sextant233
23Time258
24Ephemeral Data274
25Sight Reduction301
26Celestial Lines of Position319
27The Complete Celestial Solution329
28Latitude and Longitude Observations342
29Compass Checks at Sea350
30The Practice of Celestial Navigation359
31The Sailings367
32Bathymetric Navigation378
33Doppler Navigation383
34Polar Navigation388
35Lifeboat Navigation399
36The Practice of Nautical Navigation405
App. A: Abbreviations413
App. B: Symbols417
App. CCompass Adjustment419
App. DAids to Navigation425
Index435

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