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Carry on, Mr. Bowditch

Author: Jean Lee Latham; John O'Hara Cosgrave, II
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [©2003?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
After finding a way to teach the ship's crew members to understand navigation, Nat, a self-taught mathematician and astronomer in eighteenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, writes down his explanations and compiles them into "The American Practical Navigator," also known as the "Sailors' Bible."
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Historical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Nathaniel Bowditch; Nathaniel Bowditch; Nathaniel Bowditch; Nathaniel Bowditch
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Lee Latham; John O'Hara Cosgrave, II
ISBN: 0618250816 9780618250813 0618250743 9780618250745 1435201426 9781435201422 0395137136 9780395137130
OCLC Number: 52339673
Performer(s): Cosgrave, John O'Hara.
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1956.
Target Audience: 570L
Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Good-luck spell --
Privateers --
Word from the pilgrim --
"Boys don't blubber" --
Voice in the night --
"Sail by ash breeze!" --
Almanac --
"Lock, stock, and bookkeeper" --
Anchor to windward --
Freedom --
What next? --
Down to the sea --
Discovery --
Nineteen guns --
"Sail Ho-O-O-O-O!" --
Simple matter of mathematics --
Lunars and moonlight --
Astrea to the rescue --
Strange sailing orders --
Book sailing --
"Sealing is safer" --
Science and sumatra --
Captain Bowditch commanding --
Man against the fog.
Responsibility: by Jean Lee Latham ; illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II.
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After finding a way to teach the ship's crew members to understand navigation, Nat, a self-taught mathematician and astronomer in eighteenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, writes down his explanations and compiles them into "The American Practical Navigator," also known as the "Sailors' Bible."

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