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THE
AMERICAN
PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR

AN EPITOME OF NAVIGATION

ORIGINALLY BY


NATHANIEL BOWDITCH, LL.D.


2002 BICENTENNIAL EDITION



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PREFACE


PART 1 — FUNDAMENTALS <----download Part 1 chapters 1-4

    CHAPTER 1- INTRODUCTION TO MARINE NAVIGATION
    CHAPTER 2- GEODESY AND DATUMS IN NAVIGATION
    CHAPTER 3- NAUTICAL CHARTS
    CHAPTER 4- NAUTICAL PUBLICATIONS  


PART 2 — PILOTING <----download Part 2 chapters 5-9

    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 <----download Part 3 chapters 10-14

    CHAPTER 10- RADIO WAVES
    CHAPTER 11- SATELLITE NAVIGATION
    CHAPTER 12- LORAN NAVIGATION
    CHAPTER 13- RADAR NAVIGATION  
    CHAPTER 14- ELECTRONIC CHARTS


PART 4 — CELESTIAL NAVIGATION <----download Part 4 chapters 15-20

    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 <----download Part 5 chapters 21-24

    CHAPTER 21- NAVIGATIONAL MATHEMATICS
    CHAPTER 22- CALCULATIONS AND CONVERSIONS
    CHAPTER 23- NAVIGATIONAL ERRORS
    CHAPTER 24- THE SAILINGS


PART 6 — NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY 
<----download Part 6 chapters 25-29

    CHAPTER 25- NAVIGATION PROCESSES
    CHAPTER 26- EMERGENCY NAVIGATION
    CHAPTER 27- NAVIGATION REGULATIONS
    CHAPTER 28- MARITIME SAFETY SYSTEMS
    CHAPTER 29- HYDROGRAPHY


PART 7 — OCEANOGRAPHY <----download Part 7 chapters 30-33

    CHAPTER 30- THE OCEANS
    CHAPTER 31- OCEAN CURRENTS
    CHAPTER 32- WAVES, BREAKERS AND SURF
    CHAPTER 33- ICE NAVIGATION


PART 8 — MARINE METEOROLOGY
<----download Part 8 chapters 34-37

    CHAPTER 34- WEATHER ELEMENTS
    CHAPTER 35- TROPICAL CYCLONES
    CHAPTER 36- WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
    CHAPTER 37- WEATHER ROUTING


NAVIGATION TABLES

EXPLANATION OF NAVIGATION TABLES

MATHEMATICAL TABLES
<----download all 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 <----dowload all 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
 
<----download all 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 
<----download all 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
<----download all Meteorlogical 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

INDEX