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Boating

  • The Legend of the Seaby Gilles Martin-Raget

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 59.99

    Gilles Martin-Raget is France's top marine photographer, with a worldwide reputation for spectacular action shots. It is for this reason he was the official photographer for last year's America's Cup competition. This book is a celebration of 30 years of his stunning photography, which is instantly recognisable for its drama, perfect composition and... more...

  • Singlehanded Sailingby Andrew Evans

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 23.00

    "It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book." -- from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing... more...

  • Superstormby Kathryn Miles

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded?a hurricane like no other The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm?s immensity caught the attention of scientists on the... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the... more...

  • The Art of Seamanshipby Ralph Naranjo

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 50.00

    Wind, waves, weather, and water demand the practiced art of seamanship "Planning and reacting to the unanticipated are the flip sides of seamanship. This blending of pre-voyage preparedness with effective on-the-water response is learned rather than inherent--together they define the art of seamanship." -- Author RALPH NARANJO Each time a... more...

  • The Anatomy of Sailby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 35.99

    An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth. Gloriously illustrated with beautiful photography and explanatory diagrams, each page is packed with fascinating and satisfying detail. Looking... more...

  • Be Your Own Boat Surveyorby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to: - quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports - carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season - identify problems and... more...

  • The Weather Handbookby Alan Watts

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by professional forecasts to assess for themselves what the coming weather is likely to be. This handbook has been the standard reference... more...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1911 Roald Amundsen beat Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole, and Scott and his colleagues all died on the return journey. Ernest Shackleton, who had served with Scott on a previous expedition, decided that crossing Antarctica from sea to sea was the last great unattempted journey on the continent. His Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 191417... more...

  • The Sea Wolfby Jack London

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Set adrift after a collision with another vessel, ferry passenger Humphrey van Weyden is picked up by the seal-hunting schooner the Ghost . His relief at being rescued slowly turns into concern once he meets her captain, the brutally terrifying Wolf Larsen. The crew of the Ghost live in terror of their fearsome commander, and van Weyden is not made... more...