Houghton, Mifflen Co, 1983, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, New
Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 251 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Readers today are still fascinated by "Nat,? an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor?s world--Salem 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; United States; Teens & Young Adult. ISBN: 0618250743. ISBN/EAN: 9780618250745. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6337.