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How to Read a Nautical Chart : A Complete Guide to the Symbols,…

by Nigel Calder

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Everything you need to know about using a nautical chart. A lot of stuff you don't need to know and way more than you ever thought you would know. So then, the last book you'll ever need about reading nautical charts, even after you switch completely to electronic charts, which Calder recommends against.

You can't just read it, though, it's far too dense and most is not immediately applicable, so buy a copy, read it quickly then get it out ahead of your next passage (or whatever), use it for planning then take it with you. Get a small magnifying glass, too. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0071376151, Paperback)

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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