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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch [SCM]

by Jean Lee Latham Author

Nat, denied entrance to Harvard, teaches himself astronomy, mathematics, navigation, and three languages. A fictional biography of how Nathanial Bowditch literally rewrote the book on 18th century navigation.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
0618250743
Print Status
In Print
Chapters
24
Pages
251
Suggested Grades
5th - 9th
Geographical Setting
Massachusetts, Atlantic Ocean
Historical Setting
1779 - 1800
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Copyright
1955

Chapters

  • 1 The Good-luck Spell
  • 2 The Privateers
  • 3 Word from the Pilgrim
  • 4 Boys Don't Blubber
  • 5 A Voice in the Night
  • 6 Sail by Ash Breeze!
  • 7 The Almanac
  • 8 Lock, Stock, and Bookkeeper
  • 9 Anchor to Windward
  • 10 Freedom
  • 11 What Next?
  • 12 Down to the Sea
  • 13 Discovery
  • 14 Nineteen Guns
  • 15 Sail Ho-o-o-o-o
  • 16 A Simple Matter of Mathematics
  • 17 Lunars and Moonlight
  • 18 The Astrea to the Rescue
  • 19 Strange Sailing Orders
  • 20 Book Sailing
  • 21 Sealing Is Safer
  • 22 Science and Sumatra
  • 23 Captain Bowditch Commanding
  • 24 Man Against the Fog

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