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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date May 19, 2003
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618250745
ISBN-10 0618250743
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
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.'A fictionalized look at Nathaniel Bowditch and how his knowledge of mathematics, astronomy, ships, and the sea led him to become a brilliant navigator. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395068816 Book cover for 9780618250813
 
With John O\'Hara Cosgrave (other contributor) | from Houghton Mifflin (May 19, 2003)
9780618250813 | details & prices | 251 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.95 lbs | List price $18.00
About: 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.
from Houghton Mifflin (September 1, 1955)
9780395068816 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.00
About: 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.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With John O\'Hara Cosgrave (other contributor) | from Houghton Mifflin (May 19, 2003)
9780618250745 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: 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.
With John O\'Hara Cosgrave (other contributor) | from Houghton Mifflin (January 1, 1973)
9780395137130 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $6.95
About: A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship's captain and authored The American Practical Navigator.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781882513628
 
With Jean Lee Latham, Jim Weiss (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Greathall Productions (November 1, 2009); titled "Carry on Mr. Bowditch"
9781882513628 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $32.95
This edition also contains Carry On, Mr Bowditch
About: Winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal, this novel tells the story of 18th-century mathematical wizard Nathaniel Bowditch, whose determination to master sea navigation resulted in The American Practical Navigator.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (August 1, 2003)
9780606287791 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.60
About: A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship's captain and authored The American Practical Navigator.
from Demco Media (January 1, 1973)
9780606004527 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.60
About: A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship's captain and authored The American Practical Navigator.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2003)
9780613631532 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.15
About: 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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