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- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
This book explores the development of navigation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It examines the role of men of science, seamen and practitioners across Europe, and the realities of navigational practice, showing that old and new methods were complementary not exclusive, their use dependent on many competing factors. more...
- Atlantic Publishing Group 2015; US$ 19.95
Ph.D. Oceanographer Scott McDowell?s comprehensive guidebook is written for new boaters as well as those selecting a home port for their live-abroad retirement. The book is filled with practical tips including how to approach Marina Management, selecting the best type of slip for easy docking and dinghy storage, assessing amenities, interpreting vessel... more...
- Wharncliffe 2015; US$ 17.99
Thomas Telford's life was extraordinary: born in the Lowlands of Scotland, where his father worked as a shepherd, he ended his days as the most revered engineer in the world, known punningly as "The Colossus of Roads". He was responsible for some of the great works of the age, such as the suspension bridge across the Menai Straits and... more...
- Smithsonian 2015; US$ 29.95
If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. The surprising connection between time and place is explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There , the companion book to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name. Today we use smartphones and GPS, but navigating has not always been so... more...
- Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99
The Toronto Carrying Place trail linked Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, and helped shape the development of Ontario. Its influence is still felt today, though much of the original trail is obscured. Glenn Turner guides readers on a three-day journey that reconnects modern-day Toronto with its history, Native heritage, and the natural world. more...
- Sarabande Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Riley Hanick: Riley Hanick is an essayist, journalist, and translator. His work has received support from the Jentel and McKnight foundations and he has served as a writer-in-residence for the University of Iowa Museum of Art. He teaches at Murray State University. more...
- Fernhurst Books Limited 2015; US$ 24.07
Arthur Ransome?s account of his maiden voyage in his beloved Racundra, which took him from Latvia, via Estonia, to Finland and back in 1922. The original text, maps and photographs are reproduced together with an introduction covering Ransome?s first attempts at Baltic sailing, the building of Racundra and how he came to write the book. more...
- Alan Phillips 2015; US$ 9.99
This special enhanced interactive edition features more than 100 videos, additional images and links to Wikipedia, Facebook forum, and reference books. 2015 is the year for this iconic book to arrive in the modern age. This is the best selling boating-book ever. 1,000,000 copies . Everything a marine navigator could possibly need to know.... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
Extrait: "Quel grand silence se fait soudain dans l'esprit, quand on passe brusquement de la vie agitée de Paris à la calme et monotone existence d'un navire. La fièvre de la pensée s'apaise, les discussions politiques s'oublient, les milles fils qui tiraillaient le cerveau dans tous les sens se détendent un à un, la préoccupation de l'avenir même... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78
Hillwalking is an indispensable guide to the skills required for summer hill walking and is a major reference book for those who wish to lead groups in the UK and Ireland. It is the official handbook for Mountain Training?s walking schemes. This fully updated third edition covers every aspect of walking in the hills, from clothing and equipment to... more...