The Amazing Mr Bowditch

Author: Jean Lee Latham

Publisher:: Houghton Mifflin

Year: 2003

Image: cover from 1st Edition

Jean Lee Latham’s ‘Carry on Mr Bowditch’ is based on the real life of Nathaniel Bowditch.

Nathaniel loved the sea and spent 5 voyages at sea.

A self-educated man – his education finished when he was 10 – his thirst for knowledge led him to become well versed in mathematics and astronomy. In addition to this he learnt to speak several languages.

Nathaniel Bowditch became known as the founder of modern maritime navigation.

This is a book that the 12+ age group may enjoy.

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