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.
How to read a nautical chart
a complete guide to the symbols, abbreviations, and data displayed on nautical charts
Camden, Me. :, International Marine/McGraw-Hill,, c2003
237 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,28 cm
Branch Call Number:
GA359 .C29 2003