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"The ancient art and science of marine navigation."
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Nathaniel Bowditch wrote this authoritative text on marine navigation in 1802, and it's still in use today. What is it?
Navigation for Dummies
American Practical Navigator
Sight Reduction Tables
Cartographer Gerardus ________ first used the term "atlas" for a book of maps, and developed an accurate way to show the surface of a sphere on a flat, rectangular map with the least distortion.
Aboard U.S. Navy ships, enlisted navigation specialists are known as ________ .
A navigation device used to plot horizontal sextant angles on a chart to obtain a "fix" of the ship's location is a _____.
parallel motion protractor
Large-area rotating ocean currents that are caused by prevailing winds and the Coriolis Effect are _____.
The determination of _____ at sea couldn't be readily determined until an accurate timepiece, the marine chronometer, was developed.
Greenwich Mean Time
Although a _____ route follows the shortest distance between points on the globe, it is difficult to steer so ships usually break the route into a series of straight rhumb line sections.
A _____ is a simple hand-held device used to estimate the observer's distance from an object of known height; this instrument was also used in submarine periscopes.
A map of the sea bed and shoreline, used for marine navigation, is known as a _____.
Nautical charts that show the most detail of a small area, such as a port or internal waterway, are ____ scale charts.
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