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How to Read a Nautical Chart: A Complete Guide to the Symbols, Abbreviations, and Data Displayed on Nautical Charts


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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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