How to Read a Nautical Chart

Author(s): Nigel Calder

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The best handbook on chart usage, from one of the most trusted names in boating. In 2000, the U.S. government ceased publication of Chart No. 1, the invaluable little book that generations of mariners have consulted to make sense of the complex system of signs, symbols, and graphic elements used in nautical charts. Now Chart No. 1 is not just reborn but expanded and improved in How to Read a Nautical Chart. The demand for a book like this has never been greater. Arranged and edited by Nigel Calder, one of today's most respected boating authors, and containing four-color illustrations throughout, How to Read a Nautical Chart presents a number of original features that help readers make optimum use of the data found in Chart No. 1, including a more intuitive format, crucial background information, international chart symbol equivalents, electronic chart symbology, and thorough explanations of the practical aspects of nautical chart reading.


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Here is everything the navigator needs to know about the nautical chart, attractively produced in a large paperback edition...informative and enjoyable. Cruising 20050803

Nigel Calder has decades of sailing and cruising experience and is one of the world's foremost marine writers. He is the author of seven books, including Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, and has written more than 300 articles for magazines such as SAIL, Ocean Navigator, and Cruising World.

Acknowledgments and Art CreditsIntroductionPart 1. The Limits of AccuracyChapter 1. Fundamental Chart-Making ConceptsChapter 2. Horizontal Chart AccuracyChapter 3. Vertical Chart AccuracyPart 2. SymbologyChapter 4. Introduction to INT-1Chapter 5. TopographyChapter 6. HydrographyChapter 7. Aids and ServicesPart 3. AppendixIndex to INT-1Glossary and AcronymsCommon Chart AbbreviationsBibliographyGeneral Index

General Fields

  • : 9780071376150
  • : McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • : McGraw-Hill Professional
  • : 0.539
  • : September 2002
  • : 274mm X 215mm X 9mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nigel Calder
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 623.890148
  • : 240
  • : 500 illustrations