11.12.2017

AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR — BOWDITCH 2017

American Practical Navigator - Bowditch 2017

Author(s) Various Authors
Publisher National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Date 2017
Pages var.
Format pdf
Size 136 Mb
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The latest edition of one of the most popular and demanded navigational publications in the world, deservedly considered a quintessential one for any navigator. The book is excellent when used for learning and for reviewing the theory. The set contains both first and second volumes of the book. The content is full of details and is perfectly informative.

An easy to read book covering absolutely everything navigators need to know. The coverage of the maritime terminology is truly impressive. The original edition of the Navigator was released more than a century ago, in 1802, and for all this time the publication has been treated a Bible of navigation. The text of the Navigator has significantly evolved since then to reflect the latest advances in navigation techniques and practices and continues to be the invaluable reference source for modern marine navigation.

The factors and principles of marine navigation are described in details, including traditional celestial navigation and modern electronic navigation, plotting, inertial navigation, meteorology, RF navigation techniques, satellite navigation, polar and ice navigation and many other matters. There are numerous data tables provided with the information required for the navigational calculations. In short, this is a must have book for any navigator.

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