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This special enhanced interactive edition features more than 100 videos, additional images and links to Wikipedia, Facebook forum, and reference books.

2015 is the year for this iconic book to arrive in the modern age.

This is the best selling boating-book ever. 1,000,000 copies .

Everything a marine navigator could possibly need to know.

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 should own a copy.

It's enormous in both physical volume and weight. 885 pages.

36 Chapters and 36 associated mathamatical documents. Hundreds of videos and links now included.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NATHANIEL BOWDITCH.

PREFACE.

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.

NAVIGATION TABLES

EXPLANATION OF NAVIGATION TABLES

MATHEMATICAL TABLES

TABLE 1. LOGARITHMS OF NUMBERS.

TABLE 2. NATURAL TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS.

TABLE 3. COMMON LOGARITHMS OF TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS.

TABLE 4. TRAVERSE TABLES.

CARTOGRAPHIC TABLES

TABLE 5. NATURAL AND NUMERICAL CHART SCALES.

TABLE 6. MERIDIONAL PARTS.

TABLE 7. LENGTH OF A DEGREE OF LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE.

PILOTING TABLES

TABLE 8. CONVERSION TABLE FOR METERS, FEET, AND FATHOMS.

TABLE 9. CONVERSION TABLE FOR NAUTICAL AND STATUTE MILES.

TABLE 10. SPEED TABLE FOR MEASURED MILE.

TABLE 11. SPEED, TIME, AND DISTANCE.

TABLE 12. DISTANCE OF THE HORIZON.

TABLE 13. GEOGRAPHIC RANGE.

TABLE 14. DIP OF THE SEA SHORT OF THE HORIZON

TABLE 15. DISTANCE BY VERTICAL ANGLE MEASURED BETWEEN SEA HORIZON

AND TOP OF OBJECT BEYOND SEA HORIZON

TABLE 16. DISTANCE BY VERTICAL ANGLE MEASURED BETWEEN WATERLINE

AT OBJECT AND TOP OF OBJECT.

TABLE 17. DISTANCE BY VERTICAL ANGLE MEASURED BETWEEN WATERLINE

AT OBJECT AND SEA HORIZON BEYOND OBJECT.

TABLE 18. DISTANCE OF AN OBJECT BY TWO BEARINGS.

CELESTIAL NAVIGATION TABLES

TABLE 19. TABLE OF OFFSETS.

TABLE 20. MERIDIAN ANGLE AND ALTITUDE OF A BODY ON THE PRIME VERTICAL CIRCLE

TABLE 21. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE FACTORS.

TABLE 22. AMPLITUDES.

TABLE 23. CORRECTION OF AMPLITUDE AS OBSERVED ON THE VISIBLE HORIZON

TABLE 24. ALTITUDE FACTORS

TABLE 25. CHANGE OF ALTITUDE IN GIVEN TIME FROM MERIDIAN TRANSIT

TABLE 26. TIME ZONES, ZONE DESCRIPTIONS, AND SUFFIXES.

TABLE 27. ALTITUDE CORRECTION FOR AIR TEMPERATURE.

TABLE 28. ALTITUDE CORRECTION FOR ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLES

TABLE 29. CONVERSION TABLE FOR THERMOMETER SCALES.

TABLE 30. DIRECTION AND SPEED OF TRUE WIND IN UNITS OF SHIP'S SPEED.

TABLE 31. CORRECTION OF BAROMETER READING FOR HEIGHT ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

TABLE 32. CORRECTION OF BAROMETER READING FOR GRAVITY.

TABLE 33. CORRECTION OF BAROMETER READING FOR TEMPERATURE.

TABLE 34. CONVERSION TABLE FOR MILLIBARS, INCHES, AND MILLIMETERS

OF MERCURY.

TABLE 35. RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

TABLE 36. DEW POINT.

GLOSSARIES

GLOSSARY OF MARINE NAVIGATION.

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS.

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