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  • Somewheres East of Suezby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    In 1983 Tristan Jones, well known as one of the finest sailing adventure writers of our time, had his left leg amputated. Refusing to become landbound after a lifetime at sea, he acquired a specially designed, virtually untippable 38-foot trimaran and began to sail around the world. Outward Leg is the tale of his intrepid voyage from San Diego to... more...

  • Outward Legby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    After seven years ashore and after having his left leg amputated, Tristan Jones decided to return to the sea. He began to piece together Operation Star and found the perfect vessel in a 36-foot trimaran. In October 1983, Jones and his only crew member, Wally Rediske, set out in Outward Leg from San Diego, intending to circumnavigate the world from... more...

  • Yarnsby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    In  Yarns , Tristan Jones tells how he began his writing career. He draws on his many adventures to evoke some of the memorable people he has met, and to describe some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. He gives advice on everything from seamanship to dealing with local populations in remote places. Not to be missed is his marvelous... more...

  • Our Point of Viewby Thomas Mark Szelog; Lee Ann Szelog

    Down East Books 2007; US$ 23.99

    Tom and Lee Szelog were the first tenants to live in the former lightkeeper's house at Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde, Maine. A professional photographer, Tom naturally kept a visual record of their years at Marshall Point, and both Szelogs kept personal journals. This book offers arrestingly beautiful visual images, as well as moving and interesting... more...

  • Nautical Illustrationsby Jim Harter

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    While this book is intended is intended for all who love boats, ships, history, and nautical lore, it is also designed as a definitive source of high-quality, royalty-free images for use by artists, graphic designers, desktop publishers, ad agencies, and more. This collection of 681 wood engravings includes striking examples of some of the world's... more...

  • Sextantby David Barrie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery?an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world. Since its invention in 1759, a mariner's most prized... more...

  • Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmenby Mary Blewitt

    McGraw-Hill Education 1994; US$ 12.95

    There is deep mystery and profound satisfaction in finding your position on earth by reference to the sun, moon, and stars--not to mention profound relief when the GPS receiver stops working in mid-passage. That is why knowledge of celestial navigation is still a rite of initiation, and its practice still a favorite pastime among serious cruisers.... more...

  • Time and Navigationby Andrew K. Johnston; Roger D. Connor; Carlene E. Stephens; Paul E. Ceruzzi

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 29.95

    LIBRARY JOURNAL This companion to an exhibit of the same name at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a slim but impressive volume. Johnston, a geographer at the museum, and curators Roger D. Connor (instruments and avionics), Carlene E. Stephens (timekeeping), and Paul E. Ceruzzi (aerospace electronics and computing) explain that there... more...

  • Contemporary Cryptographyby Rolf Oppliger

    Artech House 2005; US$ 109.00

    This authoritative work brings you a timely, unified analysis of the various satellite navigation technologies, applications, and services in operation or development, and of the challenges that lie ahead in this rapidly evolving field. It describes the segments, signal characteristics, performance, and securities aspects of the GPS system, including... more...

  • Reeds Maritime Meteorologyby Maurice Cornish; Elaine Ives

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 32.99

    Reeds Maritime Meteorology is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: weather forecasting... more...