Designed to provide an understanding of the theory and practice of marine navigation, this text deals with general and coastal navigation, pilotage, anchoring and mooring, radar and blind pilotage, navigational errors, relative velocity and collision avoidance and surveying and bridge organization.
Set sail with Avril and Don on ‘Gone With The Wind’ to discover the exquisite and little-known paradise of Madagascar, lying some 300 miles off the east coast of Africa. Explore its western shores, reefs and off-lying islands. Meet its endearing people with their strange and primitive way of life. Encounter nature at its most weird and wonderful. The armchair sailor will find here an entertaining adventure yarn. The serious cruiser or traveler preparing to visit Madagascar will find much to whet the appetite and a good deal of practical information. As well as an appendix giving a background sketch of Madagascar, there is an extensive bibliography, and lists of pilot books, British and US charts, yacht charter companies and other useful contacts, including website and e-mail addresses.
Author: Philip M. Smith
Release Date: 2018-12-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Tides: A Primer for Deck Officers and Officer of the Watch Exams prepares the reader for the Officer of the Watch and Master/Mate certificates required by all officers on commercial seagoing vessels. From the formation of tides and tidal stream data, right through to practice questions with answers, and even mock exam papers, this book will provide you with all the reference material you need in order to pass your exams.
The second edition of Environmental Oceanography is the first textbook to link the needs of the coastal oceanographer and the environmental practitioner. The ever-increasing human impact on the environment, and particularly on the coastal zone, has led governments to carefully examine the environmental implications of development proposals. This book provides the background needed to undertake coastal oceanographic investigations and sets them in context by incorporating case studies and sample problems based on the author's experience as an environmental consultant.