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  • 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...

  • Yarnsby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Somewheres East of Suezby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    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$ 9.99

    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...

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

    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...

  • Finding Northby George Michelsen Foy

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 18.19

    Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand... more...

  • Au Sable Point Lighthouseby Mikel B. Classen

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2014; US$ 12.99

    Skeleton ship frames surround Au Sable Point, marking a mile-long sandstone reef that reached out into Lake Superior waiting to grab any and all ships that passed by. In an effort to end this tragic loss of lives, the Au Sable Point Lighthouse was constructed to warn mariners of its hidden reef. At the heart of the famed "Shipwreck Coast," Au Sable... 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...

  • GPS for Mariners, 2nd Editionby Robert J. Sweet

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 21.00

    The operator's manual that should come with every boater's GPS receiver or chart plotter. more...

  • Pass Your Day Skipperby David Fairhall; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Both concise and comprehensive, this out-and-out 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier and now updated and expanded for the fifth edition. Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shorebased Day Skipper... more...