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Sail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780316032506
Author: ,
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Sail by , Book Resume:

Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever. Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns. Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror.


Sail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Lindsey R. Loucks
Publisher: Evershade Publishing
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Sail by Lindsey R. Loucks Book Resume:

A haunted spaceship. A missing sister. A thrill ride that will leave you breathless. "All I can say is WOW!" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Nineteen-year-old Absidy Jones is a ghost magnet, a sensitive person spirits flock to when they can’t cross over. After her brutal past escaping hordes of ghosts, she spends her reclusive existence melting down iron into bite-sized pieces. Whether alloy or wrought, ancient paper clips or nails, consuming iron is the only thing that keeps the ghosts away. But when Absidy’s sister goes missing in deep space, a place brimming with danger, Absidy vows to find her. She leaves her safe haven and boards the first ship she can that’s on a direct route to deep space—a ship that turns out to be haunted. To keep the malicious ghosts from killing her, the alluring bad boy pilot gives her a small bundle of all the iron on the ship. But their growing relationship is tested with the crew’s prying eyes and hidden secrets. While the ship sails into deep space, it’s not just her sister’s life that Absidy fears for. It’s her own, as well. Especially since her stash of iron has shrunk to zero. FIREFLY meets ALIEN with a dash of romance. Scroll up and one-click today!

Sailing: A Beginner’s Guide

Sailing: A Beginner’s Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1912621517
Author: Tim Hore
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
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Sailing: A Beginner’s Guide by Tim Hore Book Resume:

Sailing is a wonderful sport, it takes place in the open air, on the water and is powered by something that’s free and eco-friendly – the wind! It is a sport for life: captivating children and giving them a sense of responsibility as they skipper their own boat and continuing to give pleasure well beyond retirement, whether it be competing against others or taking it more gently. Using this book you can get afloat, learn to sail and start having fun using the step-by-step advice, photo sequences and diagrams. This jargon-free guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of fuss. One- and two-person dinghies are covered, along with rigging, knots, safety, handling and much more. Originally published as ‘Learn to Sail’, it now forms part of Fernhurst Books’ series of Beginner’s Guides covering surfing, SUP and inflatable kayaking. It can be used on its own or as a compliment to traditional sailing courses run by sailing schools everywhere and is aligned very closely to standard teaching qualifications. It is also linked to many YouTube videos so you get a real flavour and feel for the sport of sailing.

Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486149587
Author: H. A. Calahan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Learning to Sail by H. A. Calahan Book Resume:

One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures.

Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sail

Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408181916
Author: Dag Pike
Publisher: A&C Black
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Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sail by Dag Pike Book Resume:

Many sailboat owners undertake cruises in their boats, travelling from one port to another, sometimes on a day trip and sometimes for a week or two. The aim of this book is to give novices the information to cruise safely and enjoyably, covering: - the preparations before setting off - conforming with rules and regulations - navigating - coping when things go wrong - operating the boat under different and sometimes challenging conditions With advice, hints, tips and anecdotes, this is a very practical book - rather than being compartmentalized into sections on weather/navigation etc, it accompanies the cruiser from departure to their safe arrival at their destination, drawing out the practical lessons from the theory found in text books. The superb photography illustrates the text and will inspire sailors of all levels.

French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1626–1786

French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1626–1786 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473893534
Author: Rif Winfield
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
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French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1626–1786 by Rif Winfield Book Resume:

The origins of a permanent French sailing navy can be traced to the work of Cardinal Richelieu in the 1620s, but this naval force declined rapidly in the 1650s and a virtually new Marine Royale had to be re-created by Colbert from 1661. Thereafter, Louis XIV"s navy grew rapidly to become the largest and most powerful in the world, at the same time establishing a reputation for the quality of its ship design that lasted until the end of sail. The eighteenth century was to see defeat and decline, revival and victory, but by 1786 the French Navy had emerged from its most successful naval war having frequently outfought or outmanoeuvred the British Navy in battle, and in the process making a major contribution to American independence.This book is the first comprehensive listing of these ships in English, and follows the pattern set by its companion volume on the 1786–1861 period in providing an impressive depth of information. It is organised by Rate, classification and class, with significant technical and building data, followed by highlights of the careers of each ship in every class. Thus for the first time it is possible to form a clear picture of the overall development of French warships throughout the whole of the sailing era.Certain to become the standard English-language reference work, its publication is of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navies of the sailing era.

Sail and Steam

Sail and Steam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786949067
Author: ,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Sail and Steam by , Book Resume:

This collection provides a tribute to the career of maritime historian Yrjö Kaukiainen, composed upon his retirement from the University of Helsinki. It collects seventeen of his maritime essays written in English, reprinted in order to celebrate his career and impact on the field of maritime history. The selected essays encompass the following themes: maritime Finland; maritime labour; sail, steam, coal, and canvas; the timber-trade; maritime communication and networks; ship measurement and shipping statistics; the economics of merchant shipping; managerial skills in Finnish merchant fleets; and international freight markets. The collection primarily concerns Finnish shipping, and the maritime relationships between Finland and the wider international community, including the British timber-trade, the wider Baltic timber-trade, and Dutch shipping in relation to the Swedish Navigation Act. The essays are prefaced by three tributes of Kaukiainen's career, penned by Lars U. Scholl, Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, and Lewis R. Fischer, respectively. The volume concludes with a bibliography of Kaukiainen's work on maritime history, in both Swedish and English, from 1981 to 2003.

French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1786–1861

French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1786–1861 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1848323530
Author: Rif Winfield
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
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French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1786–1861 by Rif Winfield Book Resume:

In 1786 the French Navy had just emerged from its most successful war of the eighteenth century, having frequently outfought or outmanoeuvred the Royal Navy in battle, and made a major contribution to American independence. The reputation of its ship design and fighting skills never stood higher, yet within a few years the effects of the French Revolution had devastated its efficiency, leading to defeat after defeat. Fine ships continued to be built, but even under Napoleon's dynamic influence the navy never recovered sufficiently to alter the balance of sea power. It was only after 1815 that the navy revived, espousing technical innovation and invention, to produce some of the most advanced ships of the age.This book is the first comprehensive listing of these ships in English, and follows the pattern set by the companion series on British warships in the age of sail in providing an impressive depth of information. It is organised by Rate, classification and class, with significant technical and building data, followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. Thus for the first time it is possible to form a clear picture of the overall development of French warships in the latter half of the sailing era.

White Sail

White Sail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0834827565
Author: Thinley Norbu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
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White Sail by Thinley Norbu Book Resume:

Buddhism teaches that enlightenment is our natural state; the problem is that we do not recognize this state, owing to the mind's confusion about its true nature. Thinley Norbu presents the Buddhist view in a way meant to clear up misconceptions and awaken the reader's innate wisdom. Thinley Norbu is a distinguished teacher of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and the author of The Small Golden Key and Magic Dance.

A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River

A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473360595
Author: Barlow Cumberland
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River by Barlow Cumberland Book Resume:

This narrative is not, nor does it purport to be one of general navigation upon Lake Ontario, but solely of the vessels and steamers which plyed during its century to the ports of the Niagara River, and particularly of the rise of the Niagara Navigation Co., to which it is largely devoted. Considerable detail has, however been given to the history of the steamers “Frontenac” and “Ontario” because the latter has hitherto been reported to have been the first to be launched, and the credit of being the first to introduce steam navigation upon Lake Ontario has erroneously been given to the American shipping. Successive eras of trading on the River tell of strenuous competitions. Sail is overpassed by steam. The new method of propulsion wins for this water route the supremacy of passenger travel, rising to a splendid climax when the application of steam to transportation on land and the introduction of railways brought such decadence to the River that all its steamers but one had disappeared.

Solar Sails

Solar Sails [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780387685007
Author: Giovanni Vulpetti,Les Johnson,Greg Matloff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Solar Sails by Giovanni Vulpetti,Les Johnson,Greg Matloff Book Resume:

Solar sail technology is very close to becoming an engineering reality and it will soon be used in the exploration of the solar system and beyond. This fascinating book provides an accessible introduction to solar sails and details how they work and what they will be used for in the exploration of space. It also examines current plans for solar sails and how advanced technology, such as nanotechnology, might enhance their performance. Coverage shows how solar sail propulsion will make space exploration more affordable and demonstrates how access to destinations within (and beyond) the solar system will become within reach.

Solar Sailing

Solar Sailing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1447139925
Author: Colin R. McInnes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Solar Sailing by Colin R. McInnes Book Resume:

Solar sailing - using the sun as a propellant - offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions that are impossible with conventional spacecraft. This first comprehensive book on this propulsion method provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level, but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layperson. Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications.

Solar Sails

Solar Sails [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 149390941X
Author: Giovanni Vulpetti,Les Johnson,Gregory L. Matloff
Publisher: Springer
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Solar Sails by Giovanni Vulpetti,Les Johnson,Gregory L. Matloff Book Resume:

The reality of sunlight-based sailing in space began in May 2010, and solar sail technology and science have continued to evolve rapidly through new space missions. Using the power of the Sun's light for regular travel propulsion will be the next major leap forward in our journey to other worlds. This book is the second edition of the fascinating explanation of solar sails, how they work and how they will be used in the exploration of space. Updated with 35% new material, this second edition includes three new chapters on missions operated by Japan and the US, as well as projects that are in progress. The remainder of the book describes the heritage of exploration in water-borne sailing ships and the evolution to space-vehicle propulsion; as well as nuclear, solar-electric, nuclear-electric and antimatter rocket devices. It also discusses various sail systems that may use either sunlight or solar wind, and the design, fabrication and steering challenges associated with solar sails. The first edition was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, and deemed “a title that needs to be on your shelf if you’re seriously interested in the next step as we move beyond rocketry" (Centauri Dreams, September 2008). Written with a mixed approach, this book appeals to both the general public as well as those with a more scientifically technical background.

Sailing Fundamentals

Sailing Fundamentals [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781439136782
Author: Gary Jobson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Sailing Fundamentals by Gary Jobson Book Resume:

The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.

Robotic Sailing 2014

Robotic Sailing 2014 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319100769
Author: Fearghal Morgan,Dermot Tynan
Publisher: Springer
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Robotic Sailing 2014 by Fearghal Morgan,Dermot Tynan Book Resume:

An autonomous sailboat robot is a boat that only uses the wind on its sail as the propelling force, without remote control or human assistance to achieve its mission. Robotic sailing offers the potential of long range and long term autonomous wind propelled, solar or wave-powered carbon neutral devices. Robotic sailing devices could contribute to monitoring of environmental, ecological, meteorological, hydrographic and oceanographic data. These devices can also be used in traffic monitoring, border surveillance, security, assistance and rescue. The dependency on changing winds and sea conditions presents a considerable challenge for short and long term route and stability planning, collision avoidance and boat control. Building a robust and seaworthy sailing robot presents a truly complex and multi-disciplinary challenge for boat designers, naval architects, systems/electrical engineers and computer scientists. Over the last decade, several events such as Sailbot, World Robotic Sailing Championship and the International Robotic Sailing Conference (WRSC/IRSC) and Microtransat have sparked an explosion in the number of groups working on autonomous sailing robots. Many of the challenges in building truly autonomous sailing robots still remain unsolved. These proceedings present the work of researchers on current and future challenges in autonomous sailboat development, presented at the WRSC/IRSC 2014 in Galway, Ireland, 8th – 12th September 2014.

Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696–1860

Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696–1860 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473853222
Author: Eduard Sozaev,John Tredrea
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
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Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696–1860 by Eduard Sozaev,John Tredrea Book Resume:

Peter the Great created a navy from nothing, but it challenged and soon surpassed Sweden as the Baltic naval power, while in the Black Sea it became an essential tool in driving back the Ottoman Turks from the heartland of Europe. In battle it was surprisingly successful, and at times in the eighteenth century was the third largest navy in the world - yet its history, and especially its ships, are virtually unrecorded in the West.This major new reference work handsomely fills this gap, with a complete and comprehensive list of the fleet, with technical detail and career highlights for every ship, down to small craft. However, because the subject is so little recorded in English, the book also provides substantial background material on the organisation and administration of the navy, its weapons, personnel and shipbuilding facilities, as well as an outline of Russias naval campaigns down to the clash with Britain and France known as the Crimean War.Illustrated with plans, paintings and prints rarely seen outside Russia, it is authoritative, reliable and comprehensive, the culmination of a long collaboration between a Russian naval historian and an American ship enthusiast.EDUARD SOZAEV is an established Russian naval historian with a number of books to his credit. JOHN TREDREA, his translator, editor and long-term collaborator, is an American ship enthusiast with a life-long interest in the Russian navy.

From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465547150
Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Escape Under Sail

Escape Under Sail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472959256
Author: Leonard Skinner,Mary Cooney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Escape Under Sail by Leonard Skinner,Mary Cooney Book Resume:

Foreword by Laurel Cooper, author of Sell Up and Sail Selling up and escaping to sea on their own boat is a dream that many think they can never make happen. Escape Under Sail is here to show you that it can be done, and for less money that you might think. This book delves to the very heart of what it takes and shows you exactly how you can go from casual cruiser to long-term liveaboard. Escape Under Sail covers all of the crucial topics, including budget and costs, how to choose a boat, making sure crew are equipped and trained, letting go both practically and psychologically, preparation and provisionioning, education and, most importantly, the challenges and rewards of living at sea. The book pays special attention to making the liveaboard dream come true for those with a limited budget, while providing further options for those with the means and desire to spend more and splurge where they like. Written in the voices of both authors, so you can follow their experiences from each of their perspectives, which are sometimes wildly different, this practical handbook is peppered with personal anecdotes and hard-earned wisdom. Light-hearted but informative, it contains all the questions, answers, lists, figures and diagrams you need to make your liveaboard dreams come true.

Advances in Solar Sailing

Advances in Solar Sailing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642349072
Author: Malcolm Macdonald
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Advances in Solar Sailing by Malcolm Macdonald Book Resume:

This book presents the best contributions of the the Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing Glasgow, 11 – 13 June 2013. It is a rapid snap-shot of the state-of-the art of solar sail technology in 2013 across the globe, capturing flight programs, technology development programs and new technology and application concepts. The book contains contributions from all of the leading figures in the field, including NASA, JAXA, ESA & DLR as well as university and industry experts. It therefore provides a unique reference point for the solar sail technology. The book also includes key contributions from the prospective users of solar sail technology, which will allow the technology to be considered by the user in this unique context.

Sailing for Kids

Sailing for Kids [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1912621002
Author: Tim Davison,Steve Kibble
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
File Size: 883 KB
File Format: Pdf
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Sailing for Kids by Tim Davison,Steve Kibble Book Resume:

Sailing for Kids is aimed at children aged 8-15 who are taking their first steps into the fantastic world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the sport. It is based on the Optimist dinghy, which is the most popular children’s sailing dinghy worldwide, and endorsed by the UK Optimist Class Association. Topics covered include what to wear, setting up the boat, sailing and safety. For those who want to go further, there are also tips on sailing faster and preparing to race.