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Navigation

  • Pilot's Pocket Decoderby Christopher Abbe

    McGraw-Hill Education 1998; US$ 18.00

    Compact enough to slip into your flight ease and comrehensive enough to ensure master, of the daily parlance of pilots, this handy reference clarifies nearly 3,000 essential acronyms, abbreviations, symbols, technical terms, and slang definitions used in aviation. Completely up to date and categorically alphabetized, this crucial resource covers everything... more...

  • Cartographies of Travel and Navigationby James R. Akerman

    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...

  • Ship Design and Performance for Masters and Matesby Bryan Barrass

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 49.95

    Students, professional trainees and marine engineers studying for their certificates of competency, as well as more experienced marine engineers on shore or at sea, will all welcome this quick to use, comprehensive reference that brings the key information needed to understand ship design and performance to their fingertips in one handy volume. The... more...

  • Ship Stabilityby Bryan Barrass

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 61.95

    The Kemp and Young series provides a general introduction to a number of subject areas in a style that will be ideally suited for those wishing to learn more. The concise presentation of the subject matter is made possible by the reduction of the work to its simplest terms. This is achieved through the omission of unnecessary mathematics or mathematical... more...

  • Sextantby David Barrie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Safety and Security at Seaby D S Bist

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    Safety and Security at Sea is concerned with the safe operation of ships and consequently with preventing errors and oversights. This book contributes to safety where it is most effective - right at the site of work, on board the ship itself. It is here, indisputably, that it will prevent accidents and save lives. It translates theory into practice... more...

  • Piloting Basics Handbookby Lewis Bjork

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 49.95

    The ultimate guide for flying skillfully and safely Now, in one comprehensive volume you can get both step-by-step instruction in basic piloting skills, and FARs that every pilot must be able to reference and understand. Piloting Basics by Lewis Bjork truly packs all the detailed, profusely illustrated how-to information you need. From total preflight... 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...

  • Target Detection by Marine Radarby John N. Briggs

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1753; US$ 140.00

    Radar is a legal necessity for the safe navigation of merchant ships and, within vessel traffic services, is indispensable to the operation of major ports and harbours. Target Detection by Marine Radar concentrates solely on civil marine operations and explains how civil surveillance radars detect their targets. There are numerous diagrams and worked... more...

  • A Guide to Ship Repair Estimates in Man Hoursby Don Butler

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 73.95

    Don Butler has compiled an invaluable list of the man-hours required for ship repair estimates. All ships must undergo regular dry-docking for examination by a third party surveyor; this is a mandatory requirement for ships which ply their trade on either world wide or coastal area basis. This dry-docking period is usually used as a time to carry out... more...