The 2002 Bicentenial Edition of this mainstay of any serious navigator's library. The American Practical Navigator, known as Bowditch, originally written in 1799, is an extensive treatise on piloting, celestial navigation, and other nautical topics. Includes photos, fold-out charts, all tables, data, equations, and instructions needed to perform navigational calculations. There is no substitute for Bowditch.
Nathaniel Bowditch, 2002, HC, 896pp