Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Description

Readers today are still fascinated by Nat,” an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s worldSalem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by log, lead, and lookout.” Nat’s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the Sailors’ Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.

Details

Author(s)
Jean Lee Latham
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
137.16 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
Publication date
19 May 2003
Publisher
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Imprint
Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0618250743
ISBN13
9780618250745
Bestsellers rank
84,357