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The Weather Handbook
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by Kretschmer, John
Kretschmer's sailing adventures have taken him several times around the world and across the Atlantic and the Pacific in all weathers. He narrowly escaped a coup in Yemen, had an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize, and was blessed with several serene, introspective passages. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids. His memoir of his time afloat is interwoven with practical tips and advice on seamanship--as well as hard-won insights about making the most of our lives.
277 Pages • softcover • 2020
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by Johnson, Andy
Taking his cue from previous related titles, "The Boat Maintenance Bible" and "The Boat Repair Bible", Johnson has written a complete guide to installing, maintaining, and replacing electrical systems aboard sail- and powerboats. The author is an electronics engineer with extensive experience in commercial and marine settings, as well as a qualified Yachtmaster.
192 Pages • hardcover • 2015
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by Gunkel, Fridtjof
Dip into this collection of tips, tricks, hints, and cheats one day at a time and you'll be a better sailor in a year. Inside its pages, 365 well-travelled sailors share invaluable advice on everything from improved boat handling, navigating, and living aboard to repairing your boat.
208 Pages • softcover • 2021
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by Stavridis, Admiral James
This impressive meditation on leadership and character uses the lives of ten famous naval commanders as its foundation. The author, a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, features successful but imperfect men, and some who were deeply flawed. He teases out important themes through their actions, however--including that there is an art to knowing when to listen to shipmates and when to turn a blind eye, that serving your reputation is a poor substitute for serving your character, and that taking time to read and reflect is not a luxury, but a necessity.
336 Pages • softcover • 2020
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by Flinders, Matthew, Gillian Dooley & Phillipa Sandall
Trim, a ship's cat, accompanied Matthew Flinders on his cartographic circumnavigation of Australia (1801 to 1803). This book reproduces Flinders' own whimsical tribute to Trim, written while he was held captive in the early 1800s (footnotes illuminate his many literary allusions and nautical terms). The authors take up the story, describing Flinders and plumbing his letters and journals for more about his "sporting, affectionate and useful companion." Finally, Trim himself shares "his" views on the events. Beautiful maps, historical photographs, and quirky original illustrations by Ad Long make this a unique and treasured gift.
128 Pages • hardcover • 2019
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by Slade, Rachel
On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barrelled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the El Faro--the worst American shipping disaster in almost half a century. How could the container ship have been so vulnerable? Journalist Rachel Slade interviewed family members and maritime experts to give us the horrifying story--in prose sometimes taken straight from the ship's data recorder.
416 Pages • softcover • 2019
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by Nichols, Peter
In 1968 nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to circumnavigate the globe alone, non-stop. It was a race that had never been run--and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men crossed the finish line, earning fame, wealth, and glory. Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and GPS. This is a tale of sailors driven by their dreams and demons, of horrific storms in the Southern Ocean, and of brief moments when one decision means the difference between life and death.
336 Pages • softcover • 2002
by Lieske, Ewald & Robert Myers
Covers everything from peg legs to parrots, including: Profiles of real pirates from John Paul Jones and Blackbeard to Sir Francis Drake; What life was like on board a pirate ship; Pirates from ancient times to the modern age. Miniature book.
256 Pages • softcover • 2006
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by Urbina, Ian
An investigative reporter for The New York Times, Urbina has penned a gripping story about the untamed frontier of the high seas. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, even seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves, and cast-adrift stowaways--they?re all introduced in the pages of this book. Through their particular actions of courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, the author reveals a bigger story of a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation.
576 Pages • hardcover • 2020
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by Singleton, Frank
3rd ed. A pocket-sized guide with all the tools for predicting and dealing with local and distant weather conditions. Singleton divides the content into digestible bits, covering the full spectrum of events, from light breezes to cyclones. Practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs make this is an ideal aide-memoire for skippers and sailors. The 2019 update has a particular focus on the increasing use of GRIB files and computer weather modelling.
144 Pages • softcover • 2019
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by Goodwin, Peter
In 1773, the Royal Navy sent an expedition into the polar regions in search of the Northwest Passage, with nearly disastrous results. A young Horatio Nelson was among the crew--some say this expedition is where his legendary status was born. Drawing on the ship's journals and the commander's log, Nelson's Arctic Voyage paints a vivid picture of the expedition and life on board.
384 Pages • hardcover • 2019
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by Wells, Duncan
This guide condenses material from Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating into a smaller quick reference book. Using step-by-step photographic instructions, this on-board practical guide teaches how to approach mooring and berthing situations whether in a yacht or motorboat. The techniques explained are applicable anywhere in the world, on any type and size of boat.
112 Pages • softcover • 2020
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