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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not an essential, but a very desirable book
If you intend to navigate upon the ocean, out of sight of land, using only celestial bodies as your "lighthouses," there are three absolute necessities: a sextant (or other means of getting the exact altitude of the sighted body); a nautical almanac or ephemeris, preferably the current issue (or a considerable ability with spherical trigonometry and an...
Published on June 5, 2000 by Joseph H Pierre

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2.0 out of 5 stars Kindlization didn't work for this book
I have owned the hard-copy for decades; but wanted to review something while on vacation, so I downloaded it to my Kindle (after having read Peggs' review). I have a Kindle DX (white version) and concur with Peggs that tables are corrupted, symbols (such as the one for degrees) are replaced with a question mark, some graphics do indeed have black bars in them to the...
Published on December 24, 2010 by mfagan


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not avdecent copy, June 28, 2010
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The book is nnot a good download copy. The sentences do not translate to the dowload file correctly, making reading difficult.
The charts did not scan to a readable copy. There is no way to search or look up a topic, you cannot locate a chapter by any means other than flipping pages. There is no way to go from the table of contence to the chapter needed as with some electronic books. Is It better than carrying a real one? Sure, but it doe s not replace the real book in any fashion. 1 star.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT buy paperback version!, June 22, 2012
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The paperback version of this book is a complete waste of your money. It appears to be a photo-copied hardback book, but the pages are terrible! They vary from slightly blurry to completely black. DO NOT BUY!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid., October 21, 2014
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This review is from: The American Practical Navigator (Hardcover)
Avoid. This edition has hugs misprints in the tables to the extent that numbers are printed over the top of one another
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book,good information, July 29, 2010
Love this book, I don't know what the other reviewer was talking out, nothing wrong with the text or maps etc.
Maybe he was having a bad day.
Very good information and still current today.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book, February 10, 2013
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You can download the Bowditch PDF from the Government web site. This book included some extras and I think it was a very good buy. Must be very, very intersted in navigation to make it worthwhile.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindleization FIXED!!!!, May 4, 2011
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Just to let folks know that the gurus of Kindle fixed the mess and the book downloaded and reads well. No danglings...
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful, September 10, 1999
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This is a very helpful book and would suggest that anyone who is interested in any navigation coastal or deep sea.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential, September 30, 1999
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anyone know where I can get a usable copy of the "old" Bowditch VOL II Pub 9 1981 edition...STRIKEFLYNN @ aol.com is looking
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The American Practical Navigator by Nathaniel Bowditch (Hardcover - April 4, 2011)
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