The American Practical Navigator

Being an Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch,United States Navy Dept Bureau of Equi
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342198955
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The American practical navigator : an epitome of navigation


Author: Nathaniel Bowditch,National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837540
Category: History
Page: 879
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Nathanial Bowditch first published this encyclopedic work in 1802. During the last two centuries over 75 editions, almost 1,000,000 copies, of Bowditch have been published by the US Government. It has lived because it has combined the best technologies of each generation of navigator. This Edition includes the latest advances in electronic navigation and digital charting technology. It also covers nonelectronic navigation such as celestial, plotting and dead reckoning. Bowditch contains numerous tables which have been valued for years by practicing navigators. Bowditch is carried on the bridge of every U.S. Navy ship and should be the mainstay of any serious navigator's library. Paradise Cay and Celestaire's commercial edition of Bowditch is a complete copy of the latest Government edition.

American Practical Navigator

An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy (Classic Reprint)
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781396840678
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Excerpt from American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy The Poles are the points, P and P', in which the axis intersects the surface, and are designated, respectively, as the North Pole and the South Pole. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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 Containg Methods of Calculating Ex\clipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nautical astronomy
Page: 617
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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 ... the Whole Exemplified in a Journal, Kept from Boston to Madeira ... with an Appendix Containing Methods of Calculating Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars ...
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nautical astronomy
Page: 756
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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 ... The Whole Exemplified in a Journal, Kept from Boston to Madeira, in which All the Rules of Navigation are Introduced ... With an Appendix, Containing Methods of Calculating Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars ...
Author: Jonathan Ingersoll Bowditch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nautical astronomy
Page: 638
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The New American Practical Navigator

Being an Epitome of Navigation Contaning All the Tables Necessary to be Used with the Nautical Almanac in Determining the Latitude and the Longitude by Lunar Observations ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nautical astronomy
Page: 757
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The New Practical Navigator

Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation to which are Added All the Tables Requisite for Determining the Latitude and Longitude at Sea...
Author: John Hamilton Moore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nautical astronomy
Page: 328
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American Practical Navigator; an Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy

Originally by Nathaniel Bowditch, Ll. D.
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
ISBN: 9781230111407
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...be seen and an observation taken, using the star telescope of the sextant; if the moon is shining, its light will be a material aid; but results obtained from such sights should be regarded as questionable and used with caution. Altitudes measured, however, just before sunrise and just after sunset are open to no such criticism; a fairly well-practiced observer who takes a series of sights at such a time, setting the sextant for equal intervals of altitude, will find the regularity of the corresponding time intervals such as to assure him of accuracy. 392. Identification Of Unknown Bodies.--On account of the very great value to be derived from the use of stars and planets in navigation, it is strongly recommended that all navigators familiarize themselves with the names and positions of those fixed stars whose magnitude renders possible their employment for observations, and also with the general characteristics--magnitude and color--of the three planets (Venus, Jupiter, and Mars) which are most frequently used. A study of the different portions of the heavens, with the aid of any of the numerous charts and books which bear upon the subject, will enable the navigator to recognize the more important constellations and single stars by their situation with relation to each other and to the pole and the equator. It may occur, however, that occasion will arise for observing a body whose name is not known, either because it has not been learned, or because the surrounding stars by which it is usually identified are obscured by clouds or rendered invisible by moonlight or daylight. In such a case the observer may estimate the hour angle and declination (the hour angle applied to local sidereal time giving the right ascension), and the star or...

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die zwei Leben der Alice Pendelbury

Roman
Author: Marc Levy
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641088909
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Kann man der Liebe seines Lebens zweimal begegnen? Brighton, Dezember 1950. Alice verbringt mit ihren Freunden einen wunderbaren Tag am Meer. Als sie aus Spaß eine Seherin besucht, ahnt sie nicht, dass deren Worte ihr Leben für immer verändern werden: „Der Mann, der der wichtigste Mensch für dich sein wird, derjenige, den du seit jeher suchst, ist gerade hinter dir vorbeigegangen. Um ihn zu finden, wirst du sechs bestimmten Personen begegnen müssen. In dir stecken zwei Leben – das, das du bereits kennst, und das andere, das noch auf dich wartet ...“ Für Alice ist es der Beginn einer außergewöhnlichen Reise zu sich selbst – und zu der großen Liebe.

Swim

Über unsere Liebe zum Wasser
Author: Lynn Sherr
Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt
ISBN: 3942989565
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 250
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Von der Bibel über Julius Cäsar zu den Olympischen Spielen - die Geschichte des Schwimmens ist wohl so alt wie die Menschheit. Lynn Sherr zeigt in dieser persönlichen Kulturgeschichte, wie sich das Schwimmen, die Schwimmstile, Bademoden, Becken und Gewässer im Laufe der Menschheitsgeschichte verändert haben, welche Legenden sich um das Schwimmen ranken und was die moderne Wissenschaft vom Schwimmen weiß. Sie befragt Forscher und Olympiasieger, Distanzschwimmer und "Normale", die sich ein Leben ohne den regelmäßigen Sprung ins Wasser nicht vorstellen können. Gleichzeitig bereitet sich Sherr auf den Swim-Hellespont-Wettbewerb vor, um auf Lord Byrons Spuren die wilden Gewässer von Europa nach Asien zu durchschwimmen. Ein nicht ungefährliches Unterfangen für eine Amateurin von fast 70 Jahren. Ein informatives, unterhaltsames und humorvolles Buch für alle, die schwimmen und das Wasser lieben.