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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 C
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