This book, by a leading expert in the field, is the first major history of yachting for over a quarter of a century. Setting developments within political, social and economic changes, the book tells the story of yachting from Elizabethan times to the present day: the first uses of yachts, by monarc..
No matter if you're a surfer, or have never even seen the sea, you can't help but be transfixed by the aquatic sculptures of infinite variety that are waves. Photographers dedicate their lives to capturing their majesty and this book is a testament to the awesome power and sublime beauty of waves. A..
Bennett travelled clockwise around Britain, surfing every beach he could catch a wave. He shared the waves with seals, sewage and fellow surfers, lived for 14 months in an old, unheated campervan, and now shares his experiences. NUME CARTE: Around the Coast in Eighty Waves, PaperbackISBN: 1910124885..
The best cruises to take across the modern cruising industry, ideal for newcomers and veterans of cruise holidays. NUME CARTE: Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019, PaperbackISBN: 1785730428PRET EDITURA: 117.99AUTOR(i): ***EDITURA: Berlitz LanguageCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Octombrie 2018DATA..
Get the latest boatbuilding tips from this updated classic Since its first publication in 1970, Boatbuilding Manual has become the standard reference in boatbuilding and boat design schools, in the offices of professional builders, and in the basement workshops of home builders. No other boatbuildin..
Canoeing and Kayaking New York includes descriptions of 50 of the best trips on New York's dozens of rivers. Along with runs for both experienced paddlers and novices and profiles for both over-nighters and short, round-trip day paddles, this book contains all the information necessary for a safe, e..
This practical river guidebook includes tips from an experienced outdoorsman on canoeing, camping, and cooking on the legendary Suwanee River. Informative sectional maps will assist paddlers in planning a day trip or a long excursion. Significant historical and cultural locations along the river are..
Fully revised and updated edition for sailors. It features a foreword by Olympic gold medallist, Sir Ben Ainslie. NUME CARTE: Complete Sailing Manual, HardcoverISBN: 0241289300PRET EDITURA: 146.99AUTOR(i): ***EDITURA: Dorling Kindersley LtdCOPERTA: CartonataDATA APARITIEI: Iunie 2017DATA PUBLICARE: ..
The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your bo..
It began in fine weather, then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal. A Force 10, sixty-knot storm swept across the North Atlantic with a speed that confounded forecasters, slamming into the fleet with epic fury. For twenty hours, 2,500 men and women were smashed by forty-foot breaking waves, while re..
The earth's oceans hold many wondrous surprises--be they the small, colorful ``critters`` off the coast of Papua New Guinea, opportunistic red demon squids in the Sea of Cortes, or naval wrecks in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll. In Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die Chris Santella has invited diving ex..
Tucson lies in a saguaro-studded desert basin surrounded by four mountain ranges and book-ended by two national parks. In an hour you can drive from an arid canyon in the Arizona-Sonora desert to a pine-forested mountain at 9000 feet. Hiking trails are plentiful and as varied as the terrain. Five-St..
Contributor(s):Author: Charles SprawsonIn a masterful work of cultural history, Charles Sprawson, himself an obsessional swimmer and fluent diver, explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. Sprawson compares the meaning various societies have assigned to swimming--from clas..
Contributor(s):Author: Don Casey." . . the perfect place to begin, or continue, your education." --Sailing Whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. With clear step-by-step drawi..
The Northern Gulf Coast region of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana is home to some of the best coastal fishing in the world. From redfish, speckled trout, and flounder inshore to big game fish such as mackerel, tarpon, and even billfish off the beaches, kayak anglers have a fishing parad..
This illustrated 'how to' for kayakers looking to get started or refer to best-practice advice also contains guidance on various applications of kayaking, the equipment itself, safety and hydrodynamics. NUME CARTE: Kayaking Manual, PaperbackISBN: 178521179XPRET EDITURA: 88.99AUTOR(i): Bill MattosEDI..
Canoeing along the Yukon during the migration of the increasingly threatened and vital King salmon, journalist Adam Weymouth captures the stories of the communities who depend on the dwindling ranks of King salmon, presenting a story from the cutting-edge of climate change. NUME CARTE: Kings of the ..
The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if at all. But John Stilgoe has been thinking about lifeboats ever since he listened with his father as the kitchen radio anno..
An important book, and a classic tale. One of the original great adventures, told in a way that makes readers feel the wind and seaspray on their skin as they read. 28 May 2012 sees the 45th anniversary of Chichester becoming the first person to sail around the world solo, from west to east. NUME CA..
This is an extraordinary tale of life aboard what may be one of the last American merchant ships. As the story begins, Andy Chase, who holds a license as a second mate is looking for a ship. In less than ten years, the United States Merchant Marine has shrunk from more than two thousand ships to few..
Blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce the reader to the rare and ancient art of finding your way using nature's own sign-posts. Learn how to find North by looking in a puddle, navigate on the open ocean and more. 'The perfect book for getting you started on yo..
The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you're a coastal or offshore cruiser, you'll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook. The ..
Captain Skip Rowland shares his gripping true story of the theft and subsequent torching of his beloved sailboat on a desolate Mexican shore. After personally catching the thieves he later escapes the captivating allure of California's glitzy lifestyle to sail his new 43 foot Endymion through the ja..
Readers around the world were enthralled by the first voyage of Skip Rowland and his yacht 'Endymion'. In this second leg of No Return Ticket, Skip tells of his further adventures battling storms, a flooded river and a host of maritime dangers. He narrowly avoids capture by pirates but in the end hi..
Heather Lyn Mann was a battle weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoverie..
Montana s rivers hold a wealth of riches, and Paddling Montana, fully updated and revised, features over thirty river trips for avid paddlers, floaters, and anglers. History buffs can follow the routes of Lewis and Clark along the Missouri, the Jefferson, the Beaverhead, and the Bitterroot. Whitewat..
Written by a sailing Olympian, this is the most-trusted reference for racing sailors around the world for over forty-five years. The unique approach devised by Paul Elvstrom offers bird's-eye views and detailed explanations of how the rules are applied to racing situations, with each cross-reference..
Learn the essentials of sailing and seamanship from one of the world's premier boating organizations Since 1978, Sailing Skills and Seamanship has been the required manual for students in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's esteemed sail-training programs. Now this exclusive handbok is available for th..
Contributor(s):Author: John N. HeineThis newly updated and revised second edition of John Heine's Scientific Diving Techniques covers the details of research methods underwater. Included are general scientific diving guidelines, an overview of aquatic habits and ecosystems, specialized diving equipm..
Still regarded as the bible for both new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the basics of equipment and technique, including types of paddles and strokes, as well as such essential skills as how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate with ..
The time when every vessel going to sea made use of three-strand rope has gone. Still, splicing that type of rope and cord is relatively straightforward. Nowadays the most common type of rope used on board yachts, dinghies, motorboats, working boats, and ferries is braided rope. Few people have the ..
The ship's logbook has been a maritime tradition since ancient times. It is used to document the voyages and movement of the vessel and events that take place on board related to safe navigation and the well being of the crew and cargo. Designed for sailors by sailors. The simple layout of these rec..
Contributor(s):Author: Stephan Vanfleteren- An incomparable new photo book about the international surf culture by Stephan Vanfleteren- Showcases captivating portraits of some of the world's surf iconsWith Surf Tribe, photographer Stephan Vanfleteren shows that there is far more to surf culture than..
A complete coaching system for swimmers and triathletes, this is aimed at both fitness and competitive swimmers, and explains what makes a successful stroke and how to develop a personal swimming style. With hundreds of colour photos and 3D graphics to allow the reader to put theory into practice. N..
Sheila Taormina's Swim Speed Series is America's favorite guide to faster swimming.In this new edition of the best-selling Swim Speed Secrets, the 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion reveals the swim technique used by the world's fastest swimmers.Taormina's guidance is clear..
In her best-selling book "Swim Speed Secrets," 4-time Olympian and gold medalist Sheila Taormina revealed the freestyle swimming technique used by the world's fastest swimmers. Now in "Swim Speed Strokes," Taormina shows swimmers and triathletes how to swim their best in all four swimming strokes--b..
Be confident in the pool or open water with Swimming: Steps to Success. This proven program will help you master these techniques: - Freestyle - Backstroke - Breaststroke - Butterfly - Starts and Turns - Open Water - Survival Swimming Step-by-step instruction and color photos show b..
Gorgeously illustrated, The Book of Surfing covers everything readers need to know about surf trips, iconic surf movies, profiles of the sport's greats, practical advice for being a greener surfer, travel essentials--and how surfing conquered the world--from surfer and journalist Michael Fordham. Su..
Contributor(s):Author: Jill HeinerthCave diving has been called the "most dangerous participatory sport" in the world. It doesn't have to be. With proper training, experience, and guidance, you can be a skilled cave diver, and enjoy this challenging and rewarding activity, for a lifetime. With decad..
This modern classic of small boat literature details the history of the Nordic Folkboat--a class that enjoys remarkable popularity in some of the world's most beautiful and challenging sailing waters. A clinker design that sails equally fast and well whether it is made from wood or fiberglass, the N..
Contributor(s):Author: Linda GreenlawTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here s..
``Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.``--Mark Twain It's telling that Mark Twain chose sailing as a ..
This is the completely-updated 2nd Edition of Peggie Hall's famous book ``Get Rid of Boat Odors.`` ``The New Get Rid of Boat Odors, 2nd ed.`` by Peggie Hall, known by many of her fans as ``The Headmistress,`` will teach you how to eliminate annoying odors on your boat by treating the source instead ..
In early 1968, desperate entrepreneur Donald Crowhurst was trying to sell a nautical navigation device he had developed when he saw that the Sunday Times would be sponsoring the Golden Globe Race, the first ever solo, round-the-world sailing competition. An avid amateur sailor, Crowhurst sensed a ma..
Wish you could catch more waves when you go surfing? Wish you could surf for 90 minutes or more each session? Wish you could improve the power of your manoeuvres and really throw some spray? The Surf Girl Guide To Surf Fitness is a new book aimed at girl surfers of all ages and abilities, from begin..
Contributor(s):Author: Mike ElliottPhotographer: Mike ElliottPhotographer: James ElliottWhen restoring a wood-canvas canoe, you don't work on it, you work with it. In This Old Canoe: How To Restore Your Wood-Canvas Canoe, Mike Elliott guides you through the process of bringing your classic heirloom ..
Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he..