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- Nomad Press 2003; US$ 35.95
Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibers, fabrics,... more...
- Tracks Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99
This beginner?s sailing instructional guide covers both monohull and catamaran sailing with an emphasis on basic technique, safety, and fun. Skipping complicated sailing jargon that can stymie most novices, this book goes straight to the very basic questions, such as How do I leave the dock? and Where are the brakes? Technique and simple theory... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 32.50
Everything you wanted to know about the mysterious art of rigging but were afraid to ask. Rigging covers every aspect of standing and running rigging on a boat, explaining the role of every part and how they influence eachother. Easy step-by-step guides explain how to choose and fit your equipment before going on to describe how to tune your rig... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95
Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions. The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessibly and effectively than has ever been done before. It puts at your fingertips all the information you need... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 32.50
Whether embarking on a career teaching sailing or looking to teach your children to sail, this step by step guide will get the best out of you and your students. It takes the coach through the basics of teaching somebody to sail from their point of view and gives constant tips on how to help the student understand new ideas. For every new concept introduced... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 39.95
A comprehensive guide to help you identify and equip the boat that best suits your needs Well-known boating writer Charles Doane unravels the complexity of cruising sailboat design and explains the fundamentals and the ramifications of each design decision. In easy-to-understand terms, Doane explains theoretical aspects of design, pragmatic... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
Not Without Hope is the true story of the headline-making tragedy that took the lives of three football players: NFL stars Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, and Will Bleakley from the University of South Florida. Told by the sole survivor of the ill-fated fishing trip, Nick Schuyler, with New York Times bestselling author and sports journalist... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 17.00
?The tale of Carl Wake and the hurricane that was waiting for him goes straight to the heart of the greatest sea stories: they are not about man against the sea, but man against himself. John Kretschmer?s book is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be. In addition to being the best depiction I have ever read of what it is... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 16.95
Expert instruction you need to take your skills from kook to boss Author John Robison uses hundreds of pictures-- comical, cartoon-like drawings--to clearly illustrate every aspect of surfing: wave dynamics, riding techniques, etiquette, logistics, and more. This entertaining, easy-to-understand visual presentation makes it easy for you... more...
- CRC Press 2009; US$ 49.95
Breaking down the complicated concepts of speed, acceleration, torque, fluid mechanics, and surface physics, this book provides an introduction to the basic science underlying the sport of sailing. It also explores how the spectrum, reflection, and polarization of light lead sailors to 'see' wind on the water. more...