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The Visual Dictionary of Transportation

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Transportation gives readers the chance to explore ancient and modern transport, on road, rails, water, or in the air. Convenient and affordable, this book is the perfect tool to discover...


Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

by Harold Gatty Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements...


The Pirate Wars

by Peter Earle Thomas Dunne Books (July 01, 2013)

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality...


Sextant

by David Barrie William Morrow (May 13, 2014)

In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments...


Ohio and Erie Canal

by Boone Triplett Arcadia Publishing (August 25, 2014)

A fascinating history of the Ohio and Erie Canal, from a national leader in agricultural output to a recreational resource.

George Washington first proposed the idea of a canal connecting the Great Lakes to the...


The Cape Cod Canal: Breaking Through the Bared and Bended Arm

by J. North Conway The History Press (March 01, 2008)

The history of Cape Cod including the creation of the iconic New England landmark, The Cape Cod Canal.

The cradle of New England's shipping doubled as its casket, earning the sailing route around Cape Cod the...


In the Heart of the Sea, Young Reader's Edition

by Nathaniel Philbrick & Taylor Mali Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2015)

In the Heart of the Sea brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex--the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. In a harrowing page-turner, Nathaniel Philbrick restores this...


Crossing the Bar

by Paul Lobo Seahorse (September 06, 2016)

There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better...


Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook

by Us Coast Guard Skyhorse (June 26, 2018)

The official and legally required handbook for every boat owner.

Navigation Rules and Regulations fulfills the legal requirement to have a copy of these guidelines on your vessel at all times. Newly updated...


Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Federal Aviation Administration)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge is an official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Handbook that provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This updated handbook introduces pilots...


Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road

by Paul Boissier Fernhurst Books Limited (July 03, 2018)

Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. Leisure boaters, as...


Sail Smart

by Mark Chisnell Fernhurst Books Limited (November 16, 2012)

Learn how to sail faster, make the right calls and win races. On-board instruments present modern sailors with a wealth of information. This book explains what the numbers really mean, and turns this information...


Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner

by Pat Manley Fernhurst Books Limited (April 14, 2008)

The modern sailor is an electronic navigator. New boats come stacked with GPS, chartplotters and radar, on a bewildering array of screens and displays. With this book learn how to navigate using all of these...


Pencil, Paper and Stars

by Alastair Buchan Fernhurst Books Limited (March 14, 2008)

Today’s sailors rely on GPS for position finding and passage making. But what happens if your electronic navigation systems fail?_x000D_ This book provides you with simple, practical, get-you-home navigation...


Multihull Seamanship

by Gavin Le Sueur Fernhurst Books Limited (March 20, 2018)

This is an A-Z of seamanship skills for multihull sailors. There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull Seamanship is about sea-going...


Yachting Monthly's Expert Sailing Skills

by Tom Cunliffe Fernhurst Books Limited (April 13, 2012)

Become a better yachtsman with the help of Tom Cunliffe and Yachting Monthly. There are plenty of sailing and seamanship skills that don't feature on the syllabus of even the most advanced official sailing course...


Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring

by Robin Knox-Johnston Fernhurst Books Limited (June 12, 2018)

On 14th June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston set sail from Falmouth to take part in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race – the first, non-stop, single-handed sailing race around the world. He was an unknown 29-year...


Last of the Line

by Patricia Gumbrell Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)

Now that lighthouse automation has been completed, what of the service and dedication to duty that was unfailingly provided by keepers, their associates and their families? Last of the Line is an account of...


The Crew's Pocketbook

by Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (January 19, 2018)

The ideal companion for anyone new to sailing, or those looking to remind themselves of the essential skills. Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and...


Driverless Cars: On a Road to Nowhere

by Christian Wolmar London Publishing Partnership (January 18, 2018)

Driverless cars are the future. That is what the tech giants, the auto industry and even the government want us to think. Almost daily there are media stories about how we will soon all be able to rip up our...


Our Point of View

by Thomas Mark Szelog & Lee Ann Szelog Down East Books (February 16, 2007)

Tom and Lee Szelog were the first tenants to live in the former lightkeeper's house at Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde, Maine. A professional photographer, Tom naturally kept a visual record of their years...


Basic Illustrated Map and Compass

by Cliff Jacobson & Lon Levin Falcon Guides (April 15, 2008)

BASIC ILLUSTRATED MAP AND COMPASS

Wilderness guide Cliff Jacobson created the map and compass curriculum for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and here he shows easy-to-follow steps on choosing a...


Backpacker Magazine's Using a GPS

by Bruce Grubbs Falcon Guides (February 01, 2011)

Backpacker's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, and Sharing is a complete guide to the digital mapping revolution including how to do it and how to join it. Plan your trip, record it with GPS, edit...


The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail

by Glenn Turner Dundurn (May 23, 2015)

The Toronto Carrying Place trail linked Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, and helped shape the development of Ontario. Its influence is still felt today, though much of the original trail is obscured. Glenn Turner...


Finding North

by George Michelsen Foy Flatiron Books (May 09, 2016)

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,...


Three Kinds of Motion: Kerouac, Pollock, and the Making of American Highways

by Riley Hanick Sarabande Books (March 23, 2015)

Book-length essay chronicles Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, and the origin of America’s highway system.