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The American Practical Navigator, also known as Bowditch after its original author, Nathaniel Bowditch, dates back to 1802 when it was first published. Over the years, as navigational techniques and practices have advanced and modernized, the American Practical Navigator has evolved in its navigational and nautical information. It maintains its relevance and information with updates to each new edition that is released. The 2019 edition is available in two volumes.
The Bowditch provides practical nautical tables and detailed explanations covering various aspects of marine navigation including, Oceanography, Meteorology, Piloting, Celestial navigation, Mathematics, Safety, Electronic navigation, Navigation principles and fundamentals, Use of nautical charts, Information about maritime organizations and regulating authorities, Maritime glossary
In addition to the above topics, the American Practical Navigator provides formulas, solutions and calculations involved in processing the tabular data.
Bowditch is considered one of America's nautical institutions and is a must-have handbook for mariners, coastal pilots, captains and navigators.
Don't hesitate to purchase the American Practical Navigator to get the ultimate marine navigation encyclopedia.
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