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Understanding a Nautical Chart: A Practical Guide to Safe Navigation (Wiley Nautical) Paperback – June 15, 2011

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Product Details

  • Series: Wiley Nautical
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: *Wiley Nautical; 1 edition (June 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047074913X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470749135
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.4 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,151,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


' Highly Recommended...a very valuable resource...almost everyone will take something from it.' (Sailing Today, June 2011). ' Not only does the book provide a complete key to chart symbols, it explains the way they are compiled.' )Yachting World, July 2011).

From the Back Cover

Understanding a Nautical Chart

Read … Interpret … Understand.

We all rely on charts to navigate at sea – but are we missing essential information? A mass of data included on each chart and deciphering the many symbols and abbreviations can be complicated. The accuracy of some charted depths can be trusted entirely while others should be treated with caution. This book will tell you where to find – and how to understand – this vital knowledge.

Understanding a Nautical Chart explains how charts are compiled before guiding you through the elements that make up these vital navigational tools. Improve your understanding of charts and you will navigate with increased safety and confidence.

Understanding a Nautical Chart offers superb value. In addition to a wealth of practical advice there is a key to all the chart symbols and abbreviations.

  • Includes information on electronic charts
  • How to update a chart
  • Establish the accuracy of each chart
  • Ideal for professional mariners and leisure sailors
  • Includes a key to every Admiralty chart symbol and abbreviation

No chart table should be without it. 

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