The Why Book of Sailing: The Curious Sailor’s Guide to the Science of Sailing

by Welty, Scott

CAD $19.95

Examines these laws of nature and the many ways they come to bear on the sailboat, with intriguing, surprising, and entertaining answers to such questions as:Why does it get ever harder to make your sailboat go ever faster?; Why are golf balls dimpled but hulls are smooth?; Why do boats float higher in salt water?; Why are tsunamis nearly undetectable at sea?. . . and many more. Welty looks at everything from vectors to leverage, the physics of floating and the science of navigation, the laws of electricity, optics, waves and more, in a book that is a fun blend of sailing and science.

ISBN 10: 1580801463
ISBN 13: 9781580801461
Illustration: photos & illus.
Pages: 192
Published: 2007
Format: softcover
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