Cover image for Carry on, Mr. Bowditch [sound recording (book on CD)]
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch [sound recording (book on CD)]
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch [sound recording (book on CD)]
Publication Information:
[Charlottesville, Va.] : Greathall Productions, p2009.
Physical Description:
6 audio discs (6.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note (Repeatable):
Unabridged. Compact discs. Duration: 6:30:00. Newbery Medal winner 1956
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.
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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