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- Birlinn 2013; US$ 14.57
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut' - Ernest Hemingway Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across the ocean. At first they considered the Pacific, then the Atlantic, but once James Cracknell and Ben Fogle completed the high-profile Atlantic Rowing... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Inspiring and exciting, Adamss memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 11.64
Knife-edge decisions, adrenalin rushes, extreme weather, bitter rivalries, heart-stopping races - they are all in a day's work for Ben Ainslie. Against all odds, in the London 2012 Olympics Ben Ainslie thrillingly won a fourth successive gold medal, making him the greatest ever Olympic sailor and a British hero, chosen from many to... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 48.00
Finding one’s way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the exception of navigational sea charts, the use of maps by travelers only became common in the modern era; indeed, in the last two hundred years,... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 20.95
This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
This book aims to help yachtsmen and motorboaters pass the ICC test - essential for anyone wanting to take their yacht or motorboat to the inland waterways of Europe and to many European coastal waters too. Now completely revised and updated for the third edition, Bill Anderson explains the syllabus in detail, provides revision notes on all the subjects... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99
Following in the Yachting Monthly paperback series ( Confessions , Further Confessions , etc) this book is based on a popular run of articles over the last eight years in Yachting Monthly , in which navigational and seamanship problems are posed and the highly respected author (former RYA Training Manager Bill Anderson) gives his opinion on the... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 18.95
Navigate the hazards of boat ownership with absolute confidence Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another. Yet informed, impartial guidance is almost impossible to find--until now, that is. This essential manual provides a method... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 35.99
Reeds Marine Surveying is an expanded and updated new edition of the author's Handbook of Marine Surveying . Aimed at students of marine surveying, professional marine surveyors, boatyard operators and technically-minded boat owners, it covers the latest marine surveying technology, including analysis of the mechanical behaviour of materials, failure... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95
The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boats In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding , renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics... more...