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Dutton's Nautical Navigation, 15th Edition Hardcover – December 7, 2003
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"For those who want in-depth understanding of navigation techniques--both high-tech and low-tech." -- Soundings, November 2004
About the Author
He is the founder and former Director of the Walbrook Maritime Academy in Baltimore. Currently he is Fleet Professor of Strategy and Policy with the Naval War College and is the Director of Professional Publishing at the U.S. Naval Institute.
Winner of the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Naval Literature, the U.S. Naval Institute Press Author of the Year, and the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, his published works include NavCivGuide: A Handbook for Civilians in the U.S. Navy; A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy [one of the books in the Chief of Naval Operations Reading Program]; The Battle of Leyte Gulf; Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal & Riverine Warfare in Vietnam; and the 22nd, 23rd (Centennial), and 24th editions of The Bluejacket's Manual. His other works include revisions of Jack Sweetman's The Illustrated History of the U.S. Naval Academy and Dutton's Nautical Navigation. He and his wife, Deborah W. Cutler, are the co-editors of the Dictionary of Naval Terms and the Dictionary of Naval Abbreviations.
His books have been published in various forms, including paperback and audio, and have appeared as main and alternate selections of the History Book Club, Military Book Club, and Book of the Month Club. He has served as a panelist, commentator, and keynote speaker on military and writing topics at many events and for various organizations, including the Naval History and Heritage Command, Smithsonian Institution, the Navy Memorial, U.S. Naval Academy, MacArthur Memorial Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, U.S. Naval Institute, Armed Forces Electronics Communications and Electronics Association, Naval War College, Civitan, and many veterans' organizations. His television appearances include the History Channel's Biography series, A&E's Our Century, Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, and CBS's 48 Hours.
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Top Customer Reviews
Given those things and some basic instruments and charts, and of course the requisite knowledge and skills to use them, you can find your way on the trackless oceans of the world.
If you lack the knowledge and skills to use the above instruments and objects, you can learn to use them, with the application of the necessary dilligence and intelligence, in either of two volumes, this one and the 'American Practical Navigator.' The latter comes in two volumes, and is published by the U.S. government (Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic Center).
Both volumes are used as textbooks by the United States Naval Academy and the United States Power Squadrons, to teach celestial navigation. I am a full certificate member of the latter organization.
I recommend them to you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Whereas Bowditch is the technical manual, Dutton is the easily-read user version. Not as thorough in the subject as Bowditch but has all the essentials.Published 4 months ago by berteaux
Had my own and gave it as a gift. Great book. Use along with Bowditch.Published 12 months ago by Charles H. Wilsdorf
I learned and relearned navigation concepts from this book. A great general knowledge navigation encyclopedia for the bookshelfPublished 16 months ago by npirish
This is a huge book! Doubt if I'll ever learn it all! Glad to have and to hold it! Thanks!Published 23 months ago by Pat Pederson