Starpath pdf Textbooks

All Starpath online courses come with complimentary textbook ebooks in the Starpath elibra format. The elibra format remains the state of the art for PC ebooks, but the elibra reader will not work on Mac computers or tablet devices.

To support our readers and students who wish to have our textbooks on a Mac or iPad or on many Android tablets, we have created these high-resolution pdf ebooks. Each page is identical to the corresponding page in the printed book, except the pdf ebooks include color graphics that can be zoomed to exceptional detail. Even if you are studying with the printed books, you may find these pdf ebooks a valuable enhancement to the materials. Like our elibra ebooks, they can be fully searched and book marked to customize your study. To read the pdf books on various platforms, see below for Mac instructions, iPad instructions, and Android instructions. See also Nook Instructions.

These pdf ebooks can also be viewed on a PC as noted below, but for PC viewing, our own elibra format would be recommended.

Where to buy
Starpath cannot sell these pdf ebooks but they are available from several outlets online. For ebooks sales it does not matter what part of the world they come from. These are all Adobe products with the same standards and viewer options.

Below we try to use search results that take you direct to Starpath products, but sometimes they do not all show up, and you have to search individually for a title.

eBookMall has active social media links and other reader programs.

BetterWorld Books supports worldwide literacy. An innovative program.

bilbary carries a notably wide range of education and non-fiction titles.

Kobo Books has their own multi-platform reader.

Most online outlets sell our books 10 to 30% below the list prices shown below. The end product should be the same regardless of purchase source. Once purchased, the same ebook can be installed onto multiple devices. See Adobe list of ADE compatible devices for the full list. We have recommended Blue Fire, but there are many others.

Remember: Most Starpath textbooks are highly illustrated and have diverse page layouts. When viewing these as a pdf, you really need either a computer or a tablet. They do not work well on phones or small devices. In a pdf format, you are looking at a direct, frozen, image of each page of the printed book. They work great on large screens and offer many features not available in the printed books. But for phones and dedicated ebook readers, we would recommend our Kindle or epub versions, which flow the text inline with the pictures, and even that is stretching things a bit. If you have that goal, it is best to try one of the free samples to be sure it meets your needs.

Celestial Nav Course
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$9.95
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$5.95
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$5.95
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$9.95
Marine Weather Course
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$9.95
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$9.95
   
Inland and Coastal Nav Course
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$9.95
1
$9.95
1
$5.95

Miscellaneous
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$5.95
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$5.95
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$5.95
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$5.95
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$9.95
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$5.95
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$5.95
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$13.95
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$15.95
     

 

 


Mac instructions
You can view these pdf ebooks on a Mac using the free Adobe Digital Editions. Once the reader is installed you will need to register with Adobe to obtain a username and password for your Adobe ebooks. This same username and password can be used to access other services and tech support from Adobe. Also, this registration is required regardless of your platform for reading the books. back


iPad instructions
iPad users can download and install the free ebook reader called BlueFire, which is available in the App Store on your device. Once installed, that app has a setting that lets you register your device with Adobe so that your ebook purchases can be read. The Starpath pdf ebooks look and work great on an iPad. These ADE ebooks cannot be viewed in the iBooks reader, they can only be viewed via an Adobe supported device, such as BlueFire. back


Android instructions
Adroid tablets can be used to read ADE pdf ebooks using any of the Adobe supported readers, such as BlueFire, which is available in the App Store on your device. Once installed, that app has a setting that lets you register your device with Adobe so that your ebook purchases can be read. Bluefire requires an Android OS of 2.3 or newer. Therefore it might not work on tablets that were made before about 2009 if they cannot have the OS updated, otherwise they should work just fine and behave just the same as when viewed on an iPad. back


Nook instructions
The Barnes and Noble Nook color tablet is a high-quality, low-cost access to the Internet, email, and numerous apps and ebook functions besides their own Nook ebooks. The Nook software recognizes ADE ebooks and allows the device to be authorized by adobe for reading ADE ebooks.