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new American practical navigator

Nathaniel Bowditch

new American practical navigator

being an epitome of navigation ...

by Nathaniel Bowditch

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Published by Edmund M. Blunt ... for Brown & Stansbury, New York in Newburyport, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Navigation,
  • Nautical astronomy

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Nathaniel Bowditch
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 17-246, [286], 533-589, [15] p., [8] leaves of plates (1 folded) :
    Number of Pages589
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14723807M

    The New American Practical Navigator contained instruction in navigation, surveying directions, data on winds, directions on how to calculate high tides, notes on currents, a dictionary of sea terms, an explanation of rigging, model contracts, a model ship's journal or log, statistics on marine insurance, information on bills of exchange, and. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation: Containing All the Tables Necessary to Be Used with the Nautical Almanac, in Determining the Latitutde, and the Longitude by Lunar Observations: and Keeping a Complete Reckoning at Se by Nathaniel Bowditch (, Hardcover) at the best .

    American practical navigator. - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library. American practical navigator. View full catalog record. Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized. Permanent link to this book Link to this page. Embed this book. Version. UTC. The new American practical navigator: being an epitome of navigation: containing all the tables necessary to be used with the Nautical Almanac, in determining the latitutde, and the longitude by lunar observations: and keeping a complete reckoning at sea: the whole exemplified in a journal, kept from Boston to Madeira: with an appendix.

    The New American Practical Navigator | This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. Up until just about the time of Bowditch’s death in , the New Practical American Navigator provided the Navy’s midshipmen with their principal book training in navigation. But in , Navy Lieutenant Matthew Fontaine Maury, who would later earn the sobriquet “Pathfinder of the Seas” for his pioneering work in oceanography.


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This is a very nice reproduction of the sixth edition () of Nathaniel Bowditch's New American Practical Navigator. Bowditch was still revising the editions himself at this point, and the volume contains all that is necessary to be a 19th century (pre chronometer) s: 1. The American Practical Navigator is the reference for navigation.

Written as a reference book only but full of excellent basic facts on all aspects of oceanography and navigation. Recommended reading for anyone really interested in the basic understanding of navigation Cited by: 7.

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Smithsonian Libraries, Natural History Building, 10 th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC, | +1. The new American practical navigator: being an epitome to navigation: containing all the tables necessary to be used with the Nautical Almanac, in determining the latitude and the longitude by lunar observations, and keeping a complete reckoning at sea illustrated by proper rules and examples: the whole exemplified in a journal, kept from Boston.

The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation: Containing All the Tables Necessary to be Used with the Nautical Almanac, in 5/5(1).

Born in Salem in and with little formal education, Bowditch produced in one of the most remarkable scientific books published in early America—The New American Practical Navigator. The book helped give the new United States credibility in the world scientific community.

Nathaniel Bowditch was an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator, first published inis still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel/5.

The new American practical navigator being an epitome of navigation: containing all the tables necessary to be used with the nautical almanac in determining the latitude, and the longitude by lunar observations, and keeping a complete reckoning at sea: illustrated by proper rules and examples: the whole exemplified in a journal, kept from Boston to Madeira Pages: Because Bowditch's alterations were so extensive, however, this third edition was instead published under his own name as "The New American Practical Navigator" ().

By the time of Bowditch's death, "The New American Practical Navigator" was in its tenth edition. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books. eBook - FREE. Get this book in print. AbeBooks; On Demand Books American Practical Navigator, Part 1 Full view - The American Practical Navigator, first published inwas billed as the “epitome of navigation” by its original author, Nathaniel Bowditch, an early American mathematician who is often considered the founder of modern maritime navigation.

The New American Practical Navigator was released by American publisher Edward Blunt incontaining practical information, new solutions for navigational problems, and tables of mathematical formulas necessary for successful voyages.

edition of The American Practical Navigator, Bowditch, is offered by Celestaire and Paradise Cay Publications. This is the most recent update of Bowditch, the definitive work on navigation. Nathanial Bowditch first published this encyclopedic work in.

The most popular navigation manual in the late 18 th century in Britain and America was Moore's “New Practical Navigator”. Nathaniel Bowditch edited an Americanized version of this work in He and Edmund Blunt re-worked this into the “New American Practical Navigator”.

Google Books has the edition: Moore There are. After investigating the accuracy of The Practical Navigator, a work by the Englishman J.H. Moore, he produced a revised edition in His additions became so numerous that in he published The New American Practical Navigator, based on Moore’s book, which was adopted by the U.S.

Department of the Navy and went through some 60 .The New American Practical Navigator was not just another navigation book. It was a tool—as important as sextant or compass.

It was a tool—as important as sextant or compass. It is impossible to examine a first edition of this book and not feel, even over this great distance of time, a thrill of pride in what Nathaniel Bowditch accomplished.