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A curated selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
by Prinet, Dominique F.
This manual has grown out of all the courses given by Dominique Prinet, a certified Instructor-Evaluator for Sail Canada. The book starts with fundamentals and definitions, and proceeds to give readers a good grounding in the subject to determine position at sea using a sextant for fixes on the sun, moon, starts and planets. There are many illustrations, and a chapter with more than forty pages of review exercises.
304 Pages • softcover • 2014
by Prinet, Dominique
This book is based on the notes prepared for students by the author during 20 years of teaching navigation, initially to private or commercial pilots, and then to sailors and professional mariners. It is illustrated with graphics which explain chart projections, scales and symbols, and describe lights and other navigation aids. It demystifies the True, Magnetic and Compass Norths as well as problems of time, speed and distances, and explains how to plot courses and take bearings, or draw regular and advanced Lines of Position using the international system of labeling.
144 Pages • softcover • 2017
by Somerville, Phil
Somerville's gift is his jargon-free explanations of celestial navigation. Add in colour diagrams and unique checklist sheets and you?ve got excellent support for your on-deck calculations. The author has taught celestial naviation for years. He breaks down what you do, step by step, explaining why at every point. He has put his knowledge of what works and the common pitfalls onto each page. And if that?s not enough, the "What Went Wrong?"chapter examines common errors and how to spot them.

160 Pages • hardcover • 2021
by Dedekam, Ivar
3rd ed. Today's new yachts carry radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, and other electronics that make long offshore passages possible for those without a deep knowledge of navigation. That's great--until they stop working. Dedekam's book covers all bases, teaching you to navigate with traditional tools--compass, log, and plotter--as well as GPS, radar, chart plotter, and even basic celestial navigation. Each method is explained using detailed illustrations and examples, making this a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.
84 Pages • softcover • 2017
by DK
From Orion to the Pleiades and Cassiopeia to Aries, this simple guide to star-hopping takes kids on an exciting journey around the night sky's most famous constellations. Budding astronomers will love this approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying more than 20 constellations across the northern hemisphere. The book comes complete with a glow-in-the dark star finder. Ages 8 to 12.
128 Pages • softcover • 2017
by Weems
Original, British-made, solid brass dividers with stainless-steel tips. Durable and sturdy. Used by professional navigators around the world.
by Weems And Plath
Provides the essential navigation instruments required for basic navigation. Kit includes one of each of the following: Weems Protractor, 15-inch Parallel Rule (not marked) , 6-inch Matte Nickel Divider with fixed points, #2 pencil, pencil sharpener & instructions in a plastic pouch. Lifetime warranty.

by Britmar
These flip cards depict situations that are likely to occur when involved in traffic at sea. In each case you are in command and looking forward from the various vessels (power driven, fishing, sailing on both tacks) at a situation that is developing. On the reverse of the card is the correct course of action, and the relevant rule. 50 cards in the set.
by United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
The Nautical Almanac is the critical, central reference book used in celestial navigation. This book consists of a large set of tables detailing the positions of a selection of celestial bodies. The Almanac specifies the hourly position on the Earth's surface at which the sun, moon, planets and first point of Aries are directly overhead. The Almanac is updated anually.

The content of this edition is identical to the United States Naval Observatory edition.
350 Pages • softcover • annual
by Gooley, Tristan
Starting with the simple question, "Which way am I looking?," Tristan Gooley blends natural science, myth, folklore, and the history of travel to present the ancient art of finding your way using nature's signposts. Find North simply by looking at a puddle and discover how to use natural signs to navigate on the open ocean or in the heart of the city. Wonderfully detailed and full of fascinating stories.
308 Pages • softcover • 2012
by Cutler, Thomas J.
15th ed. An extensive update that blends the traditional navigation techniques first compiled by Benjamin Dutton in 1926 with the technological advances of the 21st century. Valued as both a quick reference and a comprehensive text, "Dutton's" makes accessible such subjects as spherical trigonometry by using step-by-step explanations and examples.
664 Pages • hardcover • 2004