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THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR Nathaniel Bowditch

LATEST 2017 EDITION

THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR

PART 1 — FUNDAMENTALS.

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2. GEODESY AND DATUMS

CHAPTER 3. HYDROGRAPHY

CHAPTER 4. NAUTICAL CHARTS

CHAPTER 5. ECDIS

CHAPTER 6. NAUTICAL PUBLICATIONS

PART 2 — PILOTING.

CHAPTER 7. SHORT RANGE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 8. COMPASSES

CHAPTER 9. DEAD RECKONING

CHAPTER 10. PILOTING

CHAPTER 11. USE OF SEXTANT IN PILOTING

CHAPTER 12. THE SAILINGS

PART 3 — CELESTIAL NAVIGATION.

CHAPTER 13. NAVIGATIONAL ASTRONOMY

CHAPTER 14. INSTRUMENTS FOR CELESTIAL NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 15. AZIMUTHS & AMPLITUDES

CHAPTER 16. TIME

CHAPTER 17. THE ALMANACS

CHAPTER 18. SIGHT PLANNING

CHAPTER 19. SIGHT REDUCTION

PART 4, INERTIAL NAVIGATION.

CHAPTER 20. INTRODUCTION TO INERTIAL NAVIGATIONAL

PART 5, RF NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 21. RADIO WAVES

CHAPTER 22. SATELLITE NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 23. RADAR NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 24. LORAN NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 20. SIGHT REDUCTION

PART 6 — ALTERNATIVE NAV TECHNIQUES

CHAPTER 25. DOPPLER SONAR NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 26. BATHYMETRIC NAVIGATION

PART 7, NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY

CHAPTER 27. NAVIGATION PROCESSES

CHAPTER 28. EMERGENCY NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 29. NAVIGATION REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 30. MARITIME SAFETY SYSTEMS

CHAPTER 31. REPORTING

PART 8 — ICE & POLAR NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 32. ICE NAVIGATION

CHAPTER 33. POLAR NAVIGATION

PART 9, OCEANOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 34. THE OCEANS

CHAPTER 35. TIDES & TIDAL CURRENTS

CHAPTER 36. OCEAN CURRENTS

CHAPTER 37. WAVES, BREAKERS & SURF

PART 10 — MARINE METEOROLOGY.

CHAPTER 38. WEATHER ELEMENTS

CHAPTER 39. TROPICAL CYCLONES

CHAPTER 40. WEATHER OBSERVATIONS

CHAPTER 41. 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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