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The new practical navigator

John Hamilton Moore

The new practical navigator

being an epitome of navigation, containing the different methods of working the lunar observations, and all the requisite tables used with the nautical almanac, in determining the latitude and longitude and keeping a complete reckoning at sea: illustrated by proper rules and examples. The whole exemplified in a journal kept from England to the island of Teneriffe ... The first American, from the thirteenth English edition of John Hamilton Moore, improved by the introduction of several new tables, and by large additions to the former tables, and revised and corrected by a skilful mathematician and navigator. Illustrated with copper-plates. To which are added, some general instructions and information to merchants, masters of vessels, and others concerned in navigation, relative to the mercantile and maritime laws and customs. Published as directed by act of Congress.

by John Hamilton Moore

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Published by Printed at Newburyport [Mass.] by Edmund M. Blunt (Proprietor) 1799: sold by Messrs. Thomas and Andrews, Samuel Hall, Caleb Bingham, Ebenezer Larkin, David West, James White, John Boyle, W.P. and L. Blake, John West, William T. Clap, W. Pelham, Boston; and by other booksellers and ship-chandlers throughout the Union in [Newburyport] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 5179, no. 8.
ContributionsBowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxii,[1],14-304,225,[3],507-574,[4]p., [8]leaves of plates
Number of Pages574
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17052295M

Bowditch, a self-taught expert in mathematics, science and astronomy, found and corrected over 8, errors. It is as practical today as it was when Nathaniel Bowditch, master of the Putnam, gathered the crew on deck and taught them the mathematics involved in calculating lunar distances. The changes to this edition of Bowditch are intended to ensure that this publication remains the premier reference work for practical marine navigation. The first American navigational text, Orthodoxal Navigation, was completed by Benjamin Hubbard in It is not only a cornerstone work, but is considered one of America's true nautical institutions.

Mecanique Celeste was a summary of all the then known facts about the workings of the heavens. There is a companion textbook that you can use in the future when reviewing mo-board problems available through the course. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Depending on the level of license you are seeking, it might look something like the picture to the right. A serious modern biography is Robert E. In recognition of his achievements he was admitted as an honorary member to several foreign academies, including the Royal Society.

French, Spanish, Latin, Greek and German were among the two dozen or more languages and dialects he studied during his life. It is not only a cornerstone work, but is considered one of America's true nautical institutions. Royal, thick 8vo, handsomely bound in full calf to style, the spine with bands double-ruled in gilt and with a red morocco label double-ruled and lettered in gilt. Bowditch wrote several notes on the fifth and final volume but died before he was able to complete the translation. Moore's 'The Practical Navigator' was the most popular navigational text of the late 18th century.


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The new practical navigator by John Hamilton Moore Download PDF Ebook

If you are studying for your exam, you probably have a testing letter from the National Maritime Center. Bowditch began his seagoing career when accurate time was not available to the average naval or merchant ship.

From the time the Harvard graduates of Salem first assisted him in The new practical navigator book studies, Bowditch had a great interest in that college, and in he was elected one of its Overseers, a position he held untilwhen he was elected to the Corporation.

The American Practical Navigator During his time at sea, Bowditch became intensely interested in the mathematics involved in celestial navigation. Bowditch, a self-taught expert in mathematics, science and astronomy, found and corrected over 8, errors.

Most of its sons, like those of other families in this New England seaport, had gone to sea, and many of them became shipmasters.

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Through analysis and observation, he derived a new and simplified formula during his first trip. One cannot hold this small, delicate, slipcovered book without being impressed by the nearly year unbroken chain of publication that it has enjoyed.

The The new practical navigator book eulogy was written by the Salem Marine Society: In his death a public, a national, a human benefactor has departed. William Bentley, persuaded the Company to allow Bowditch the use of its library.

Recent advances in navigational electronics, communications, positioning, and other technologies have transformed the way navigation is practiced at sea, and it is clear that even more changes are forthcoming.

The books were brought to the Colonies and there bought by a group of educated Salem men who used them to found the Philosophical Library Company, reputed to have been the best library north of Philadelphia at the time. It is not only a cornerstone work, but is considered one of America's true nautical institutions.

In Blunt published the first edition of Bowditch's American Practical Navigatorwhich became the western hemisphere shipping industry standard for the next century and a half.

Bowditch also wrote many scientific papers, one of which, on the motion of a pendulum swinging simultaneously about two axes at right angles to illustrate the apparent motion of the Earth as viewed from the Moondescribed the so-called Bowditch curves better known as the Lissajous figuresafter the man who later studied them in detail.

A reliable marine chronometer had been invented some 60 years before, but the prohibitive cost, plus the long voyages without opportunity to check the error of the timepiece, made the large investment an impractical one.

Salem being primarily a shipping town, most of the inhabitants sooner or later found their way to the ship chandler, and news of the brilliant young clerk spread until eventually it came to the attention of the learned men of his day. Richard Kirwan. Ingersoll Bowditch. At 15 he devised an almanac reputed to have been of great accuracy.Jun 26,  · 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 Pages: The new American practical navigator.

Bowditch, Nathaniel; Stuart, Gilbert Printed at Newburyport, Mass.,by Edmund M. Blunt, for Cushing and Appleton, Salem: Sold by every book-seller, ship- chandler, and mathematical-instrument-maker in the United States and West Indies, Cited by: book, The New American Practical Navigator, helped give the new United States credibility in the world scientific community.

Historic Salem, Inc. is restoring Nathaniel Bowditch’s house, shown, circaat its original location on Essex Street. InNathaniel Bowditch published his chart of the harbors of Salem, Marblehead.Jun 26,  · The new pdf navigator: being a complete epitome of navigation to which are added all the tables requisite for determining the latitude and longitude at Pages: The New American Practical Navigator was not just another navigation download pdf.

It was a tool—as important as sextant or compass. It is impossible to examine a first edition of this book and not feel, even over this great distance of time, a thrill of pride in what Nathaniel Bowditch accomplished.

The New American Practical Navigator

Even in appearance the book is impressive.First published inNathaniel Bowditch’s book, The New American Practical Navigator, was ebook standard navigation text on ebook ships by In addition to correcting errors in a similar, previous work, Bowditch’s new book earned its popularity by explaining navigation concepts through extended practical examples that could be understood by mariners with rudimentary education.