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Navigation & seamanship

See below for a selection of the latest books from Navigation & seamanship category. Presented with a red border are the Navigation & seamanship books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Navigation & seamanship books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Skipper's Pocketbook

The Skipper's Pocketbook

Author: Basil Mosenthal, Sara Hopkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2018

A pocket database containing everything a busy skipper needs to know but might find hard to remember. It is easy to take for granted how much a skipper needs to know : Navigation, how to pilot the boat into a new harbour, using the radio, checking the engine, keeping an eye out for things that need repair, monitoring the weather, feeding the crew and much, much more! This pocketbook is designed as an aide-memoire with checklists to make life easier for busy skippers and a must-have reference for first-time skippers. It should also prove an invaluable reference book for the RYA Yachtmaster syllabus. The book has been helping skippers for nearly 20 years and has now been edited and thoroughly updated by Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner, Sara Hopkinson. (RYA and Yachtmaster are registered trademarks of the Royal yachting Association.)

Imray Chart B311

Imray Chart B311

Author: Imray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2017

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship

Author: Jonathan Eaton Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

The boater's essential reference celebrates its 100th anniversary! For a century, Chapman has been an indispensable, trusted resource for boating under power and sail. It has sold millions of copies, and is a must- have for virtually anyone who puts a craft on water. Featuring 1,500 colour photos, this updated edition covers new technologies, maritime laws and regulations, safety tips, and maintenance, as well as complete discussions of weather, tides, currents, and navigation. From anchors and knots to sailing theory and sail-handling systems, Chapman Piloting and Seamanship explains absolutely everything you need to know.

Terrestrial Navigation

Terrestrial Navigation

Author: Philip M. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2017

Terrestrial Navigation: 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. Revision and self-test guide to all navigation-related elements contained within the Officer of the Watch exams are included. Top tips are highlighted throughout the book. The case studies and checklists have been designed to add context and aid recall. From basic trigonometry and plane sailings plotting, right through to practice questions with answers, and mock exam papers, this book will provide you with all the reference material you need to pass your exams.

Terrestrial Navigation

Terrestrial Navigation

Author: Philip M. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2017

Terrestrial Navigation: 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. Revision and self-test guide to all navigation-related elements contained within the Officer of the Watch exams are included. Top tips are highlighted throughout the book. The case studies and checklists have been designed to add context and aid recall. From basic trigonometry and plane sailings plotting, right through to practice questions with answers, and mock exam papers, this book will provide you with all the reference material you need to pass your exams.

Implementing E-Navigation

Implementing E-Navigation

Author: John Erik Hagen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2017

John Erik Hagen provides an introduction to global e-navigation, and elaborates on the development and objectives of that strategy to increase awareness, safety, and security in commercial shipping. The book contains an outline of equipment and practices of maritime navigation, including ship reporting, shore based services, communications, and challenges in vessel travel services (VTS) and port areas. It also demonstrates solutions through gap analysis. Each chapter provides a different insight into new concepts of e-navigation and how they're adapted internationally, along with the difficulties that maritime authorities and ship operators need to overcome, and explores bridge systems and various navigation tools and practices. Readers will also find a discussion on the future of e-navigation, and the impact digital globalization, unmanned ships and big data will have on this strategy.

Tales from the Captain's Log

Tales from the Captain's Log

Author: The National Archives Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2017

For centuries, ships' commanders kept journals that recorded their missions. These included voyages of discovery to unknown lands, engagements in war and sea and general trade. Many of their logs, diaries and letters were lodged at The National Archives and give a vivid picture of the situations that they encountered. Entries range from Captain James Cook's notes of his discovery of the South Pacific and Australia, to logs of the great naval battles, such as Trafalgar and the Battle of the Nile. From the ships that attempted to stop piracy in the Caribbean, to the surgeons who recorded the health of the men they tended and naturalists who noted the exotic plants and animals they encountered, comes a fascinating picture of life at sea, richly illustrated with maps, drawings and facsimile documents found alongside the logs in the archives.

The Shell Channel Pilot

The Shell Channel Pilot

Author: Tom Cunliffe Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

For more than 80 years The Shell Channel Pilot has been the ultimate authority on English Channel navigation and pilotage. Following the pioneering work of the legendary Adlard Coles, the book was passed to Captain John Coote RN in 1982. In his comparatively short, ten-year tenure, John Coote expanded the coverage from the English coast to include northern France. He also applied a characteristic humour to the shoreside aspect of the text which has been enthusiastically adopted by Tom Cunliffe, the present and third compiler of this unique work. Upgraded and updated regularly, this is the 8th edition published by Imray under Cunliffe's hand. `Shell' is more than a harbour guide. It also provides a reassuring hand on the shoulder for Channel navigation, with useful passage notes gleaned from the compiler's personal experience of more than 40 years running the tides and finding the eddies. His frank remarks regarding harbour and recreational facilities have long been relied upon by sailors of all generations and nationalities. While leading to some enlightening secrets, they have been known to cause landlords whose establishments fall short of the required standard to lose the will to live. Working with harbourmasters and a dedicated group of carefully selected yachtsmen and women, Cunliffe has kept this pilot as up to date as is humanly possible. More than being technically sound, which is to be expected from a Yachtmaster Examiner, the book is also a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Navigational Systems and Simulators

Navigational Systems and Simulators

Author: Adam (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland) Weintrit Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

The TransNav 2011 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2011 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of six volumes and provides an overview of Navigational Systems and Simulators and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

Golden Stripes

Golden Stripes

Author: Captain V. S. Parani Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

'Inspiring leadership lessons from the sea,' Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr, USN (ret), author of Saltwater LeadershipAlthough merchant ships carry 90% of the world's trade, the mariners who run them have little guidance on leadership. This can result in disasters such as the Titanic, Costa Concordia, the Exxon Valdez, and the recent El Faro. With modern ships being worth several million dollars, seafarers need leadership advice at every level of their career. Golden Stripes, Leadership on the High Seas provides this guidance, and much more.Captain Parani weaves together his rich experience, cutting-edge insights and real-life stories in this book which has already garnered international acclaim. The reader will discover how to run a tight ship; enhance expertise; lead and communicate with a team; implement safety leadership; decide effectively in high-stake situations and be inspired by legendary sailors. It is a practical leadership action plan which can be applied at sea, or in any other workplace, anywhere.Golden Stripes is the first leadership book of its kind, written by a mariner specifically for commercial shipping.The author's experience both on board and from his corporate roles gives him a unique perspective on why, when and how sailors fail or succeed. Important messages are woven around engaging stories, quotes and practical leadership models, making this an indispensable read for all leaders.