Mariner's Weather Handbook

A Guide to Forecasting & Tactics
Author: Steve Dashew,Linda Dashew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780965802888
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Mariner's Weather

Author: William P. Crawford
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393308846
Category: Nature
Page: 299
View: 2019

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The single most important fact of life to the racing yachtsman, cruiser, or merchant seaman is the weather. This book about the weather, written by a master mariner, sets out to fill the gap between instant knowledge books which prvide a veneer of jargon, and heavy texts requiring prior knowledge of meteorology. This book presents instead a seamanlike survey of the basics of weather, offering a foundation for practical observation and interpretation as well as a ground-work for advanced study. Basic information on the atmosphere, winds, heat and its consequences, clouds, fogs, fronts, tropical cyclones, ice, instruments and charts is provided here.

The Mariner's Pocketbook

A Handy Reference Book for Navigators, Yachtsmen, and Seamen of All Classes, and for All Persons Interested in the Navy, the Merchant Marine, and Nautical Matters Generally
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 372
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The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge, 2nd Edition

460 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation
Author: John Vigor
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071808299
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Is this an entertaining book? The Practical Mariner’s Book of Knowledge is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful. In its alphabetical organization that juxtaposes wildly disparate entries, you can read about the derivation of fi gureheads where you turned to for recommended thicknesses of fiberglass hulls. In between the whimsy, however, is the essence of centuries of seafaring experience distilled into a concise reference for sailors and powerboaters. There may be no substitute for a lifetime of experience, but this book is the next best thing. It should be kept at the navigation station and on every boat. Inside you will find information that is otherwise scattered through dozens of volumes. If you can't find what you want quickly from the table of contents, there's an exhaustive subject index. If you need more precise data than a rule of thumb can provide, you may very well find it among the 16 appendix tables, which are also indexed. You'll find rules of thumb for: Changing a boat's name Towing the safest way Burial at sea Preventing wood rot Hull thickness Anchoring rights Jib size Curing mast vibration Time taken for boat tasks Survival rations And a lot more: open it up and get lost in the sage advice and witty wisdom that will make you long for the sea. "The perfect, practical gift to give or receive." -- The Ensign ". . . reads like a lively conversation with a friendly, seasoned pro." -- Lakeland Boating

Farwell's Rules of the Nautical Road

Author: Craig H. Allen
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN: 9781591140085
Category: Law
Page: 719
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Professional mariners, military and civilian, will find this book to be an invaluable reference in understanding the rules of the road and the role these rules play in managing the risk of collision. The author provides a thorough commentary on the rules and an analysis of collision cases involving abuse of the rules. Maritime attorneys and judges will find the book continues to be an indispensable reference on collision law as Craig Allen provides a mariner's insight into how the rules apply in context and their application by the courts and administrative tribunals. This new edition completely revises chapters on the rules pertaining to good seamanship and special circumstances and on restricted visibility, and it vastly expands coverage of the narrow channel rule, traffic separation schemes, and the application of the rules to high-speed craft. It also extensively revises materials on the look out and risk of collision responsibilities to update coverage on radar and ARPA and to address new technologies, such as integrated bridge systems, automatic identification systems, voyage data recorders and the increasingly active role of VTS. The first update in ten years, the eighth edition upholds and even surpasses the standards set over the past sixty years of the guide's publication.

Dry Docking and Shipboard Maintenance

A Guide for Industry
Author: David House
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317438426
Category: Transportation
Page: 276
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This book covers every aspect of the dry docking of sea going vessels. It provides a guide to industry for the different dock types and docking procedures inclusive of material management, steelwork operations and dry dock legislation. Many thousands of people worldwide are engaged within the perimeter of the docking and shipboard maintenance industries to ensure that our ships remain in Class and are kept seaworthy. Docking a vessel successfully involves many skills and trades, requiring a teamwork operation between ships crews and the shoreside docking personnel. This book describes dock types alongside the various methods of docking, stability concerns, repair activities, steelwork management, legislation and survey detail, as well as shipyard safety requirements. Includes a new chapter on steelwork and material management of the shipyard complex. Contains over a hundred photographs and illustrations, including a full colour plate section. Full coverage of dry dock operations, handling facilities, main ship building slips and shipyard repair activities.

Surviving the Storm

Coastal and Offshore Tactics
Author: Steve Dashew,Linda Dashew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780965802857
Category: Science
Page: 675
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A Guide for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Geoffrey Till
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317219279
Category: History
Page: 458
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This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-first Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development as a source of resources, and as a means of transportation, information-exchange and strategic dominion. It has provided the basis for mankind's prosperity and security, and this is even more true in the early twenty-first century, with the emergence of an increasingly globalised world trading system. Navies have always provided a way of policing, and sometimes exploiting, the system. In contemporary conditions, navies, and other forms of maritime power, are having to adapt, in order to exert the maximum power ashore in the company of others and to expand the range of their interests, activities and responsibilities. While these new tasks are developing fast, traditional ones still predominate. Deterrence remains the first duty of today’s navies, backed up by the need to ‘fight and win’ if necessary. How navies and their states balance these two imperatives will tell us a great deal about our future in this increasingly maritime century. This book investigates the consequences of all this for the developing nature, composition and functions of all the world's significant navies, and provides a guide for anyone interested in the changing and crucial role of seapower in the twenty-first century. Seapower is essential reading for all students of naval power, maritime security and naval history, and highly recommended for students of strategic studies, international security and international relations.

The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages

Author: Kenneth L. Rehg,Lyle Campbell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190610034
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 776
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The endangered languages crisis is widely acknowledged among scholars who deal with languages and indigenous peoples as one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, posing moral, practical, and scientific issues of enormous proportions. Simply put, no area of the world is immune from language endangerment. The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, in 39 chapters, provides a comprehensive overview of the efforts that are being undertaken to deal with this crisis. A comprehensive reference reflecting the breadth of the field, the Handbook presents in detail both the range of thinking about language endangerment and the variety of responses to it, and broadens understanding of language endangerment, language documentation, and language revitalization, encouraging further research. The Handbook is organized into five parts. Part 1, Endangered Languages, addresses the fundamental issues that are essential to understanding the nature of the endangered languages crisis. Part 2, Language Documentation, provides an overview of the issues and activities of concern to linguists and others in their efforts to record and document endangered languages. Part 3, Language Revitalization, includes approaches, practices, and strategies for revitalizing endangered and sleeping ("dormant") languages. Part 4, Endangered Languages and Biocultural Diversity, extends the discussion of language endangerment beyond its conventional boundaries to consider the interrelationship of language, culture, and environment, and the common forces that now threaten the sustainability of their diversity. Part 5, Looking to the Future, addresses a variety of topics that are certain to be of consequence in future efforts to document and revitalize endangered languages.

Handbook of Quilting and Patchwork Stitches

Author: Nikki Tinkler
Publisher: Search
ISBN: 9781844486793
Category: Patchwork
Page: 256
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Offering advice that is at once practical and inspiring, this book encourages a creative and enjoyable exploration of all aspects of quilting, from simple running stitch to advanced machine stitch techniques.

Boatowner's Handbook

Reference Data for Maintenance, Repair, Navigation, and Seamanship
Author: John Vigor
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071361354
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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A quick-reference data bank and handbook intended for on-board use. It presents thousands of practical facts, figures and time-saving tips, navigation lights, rigging a boat, provisioning for a cruise, sizing a propeller, choosing a dinghy, sizing oars, piloting, and more.

The New Hexagon

52 Blocks to English Paper Piece
Author: Katja Marek
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604683856
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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Unlock the possibilities within hexagons and make your own unique blocks. Learn the glue-basting method of English paper piecing and use it to create exciting designs. You'll enjoy relaxing handwork as you incorporate hexagons into decorative projects. Select from 52 patterns for 6" blocks Divide the shapes within the hexagon outline and discover new shapes Stitch projects ranging from a mug rug and candle mat to a bed-sized quilt

Eldridge Tide and Pilot

Author: Jennifer White Kuliesis,Peter Kuliesis,Robert Eldridge White, Jr.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781883465247
Page: 272
View: 2099

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Admiralty Manual of Navigation

Author: N.A
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117728806
Category: Navigation
Page: 697
View: 5781

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Designed to provide an understanding of the theory and practice of marine navigation, this text deals with general and coastal navigation, pilotage, anchoring and mooring, radar and blind pilotage, navigational errors, relative velocity and collision avoidance and surveying and bridge organization.