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Get Your Captain s License Fourth Edition

Get Your Captain s License  Fourth Edition Author Charlie Wing
ISBN-10 9780071603706
Release 2008-09-24
Pages 832
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Know you’ll pass before you take the exam. If you are planning to take paying passengers on your boat or you want to save money on your insurance, you’ll need to pass the U.S. Coast Guard captain’s ratings exams. Get Your Captain’s License is the quickest, easiest, and least expensive way to prepare for these tests. This complete study tool includes: The six-passenger “Six-Pack,” Master and Mate Inland, Master and Mate Near Coastal, and Sail/Auxiliary Sail Endorsement 400 pages of tutorials on seamanship and navigation PEARSoft’s new and improved interactive CD-ROM with all 14,000 questions and answers in the USCG database With its essential advice and unlimited opportunities for exam practice, this book is your sure course to passing the tests and securing your license. Please note: CD-ROM is compatible with PC only.



How Boat Things Work

How Boat Things Work Author Charlie Wing
ISBN-10 9780071511087
Release 2007-06-05
Pages 176
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“Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow.”--Cruising World “This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations. Fascinating to read, it’s a perfect teaching tool.”--Ocean Navigator Whether you’re a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can’t afford to be without. With intricate two-color cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they’re assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings. This guided tour “under the hood” of your sailboat or powerboat includes: Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls Anchors and windlasses DC and AC electrical systems Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems



Chapman Piloting Seamanship

Chapman Piloting   Seamanship Author Charles B. Husick
ISBN-10 1588167445
Release 2009
Pages 927
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Surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and includes information on tides, and currents, weather, and navigation.



A Cruising Guide to New Jersey Waters

A Cruising Guide to New Jersey Waters Author Donald Launer
ISBN-10 0813534186
Release 2004
Pages 234
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With this book in hand, boaters can cruise down the Jersey Shore--from New York Harbor to Delaware Bay--in the good company of Captain Donald Launer. Captain Launer brings many years of experience as a skipper of small boats to this engaging nautical and historical guide to New Jersey's tidal waters. Cruise with him from the New Jersey/New York state line near the mouth of the Hudson River, past Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook, and into the Manasquan Inlet. From there, he gives you a choice of voyages: the inside route through the Intracoastal Waterway to Toms River, Barnegat Bay, Atlantic City, and Cape May, or taking the offshore passage. Then you explore the Delaware Bay and its tributaries and cruise up the Delaware River to Trenton. This revised edition contains updated information about onshore facilities, marinas, restaurants, stores, sites of interest, docking fees, bridge heights, maritime service stations, weather, navigation, and safety, as well as post-September 11 regulations in the waters around New York City. The book also includes a wealth of photographs and sea charts. Donald Launer, who holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license, has explored the New Jersey waters in every kind of small craft since he first sailed in Barnegat Bay at the age of eight. His articles on recreational boating have appeared in Good Old Boat Magazine, Cruising World, The Beachcomber, Offshore, and Sail. He berths his schooner, Delphinus, in Forked River, New Jersey.



Nautical Rules of the Road

Nautical Rules of the Road Author Steven D. Browne
ISBN-10 0870335782
Release 2006
Pages 211
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first edition of Nautical Rules of the Road, Cornell Maritime Press has released a 4th Edition. This updated book has an easy-to-follow layout that aligns the International Rules with the corresponding Inland Rules. In addition to being highly descriptive, Nautical Rules of the Road, 4th Edition by Steven D. Browne, with early authors Larry C. Young and B. A. Farnsworth, gives the current rules as of publication and explicit comments to help readers thoroughly understand each rule. Some of the items detailed are proper lookout information to prevent collisions, positioning of light shapes, signals for fishing vessels fishing in close proximity, technical details of sound signal appliances, and violations of Inland Navigation Rules and Regulations, including penalties for negligent operations. To aid in Coast Guard examinations, the final chapter gives multiple choice, practice questions to test the readers knowledge on the information found within the entire book. In addition, there is a descriptive study outline. Professional and recreational boaters alike need the new Nautical Rules on their vessels before leaving port. Dont toss your lines without it.



Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships The Watchkeeper s Manual for Limited Tonnage Vessels

Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships  The Watchkeeper s Manual for Limited Tonnage Vessels Author Daniel Parrott
ISBN-10 9780071550086
Release 2011-03-04
Pages 192
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Your vessel may be equipped with the most advanced technology and the most powerful engines, but the failure to apply the basic principles of bridge resource management can still prevent you from getting where you are going. Satellite systems, ARPA, electronic charts, AIS, sophisticated communication equipment and integrated navigational systems—all these advanced technologies provide valuable capabilities. But accidents still happen, and they usually involve human error. This simple fact has made Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training a requirement for watchkeepers worldwide. Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper’s Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vessels is the first book to address the unique needs of operators of small ships (limited-tonnage vessels) including tugs, ferries, yachts, and other passenger-carrying vessels. Features: Case histories to illustrate important points A complete course in BRM, suited for studying on your own as well as a complement to your classwork Topics include: Introduction to BRM, Standard Operating Procedures, Passage Planning, Implementing the Passage Plan, Building a Passage Plan, Situational Awareness and Human Factors, including: Overreliance, Distraction, Stress, Fatigue, Complacency, and Transition; and Human Interactions, including Communications, Teams and Teamwork, Decision Making and Leadership, and Human Error



Bridge Resource Management

Bridge Resource Management Author Craig V. Randall
ISBN-10 1482731452
Release 2013
Pages 56
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• This course is designed to be a comprehensive introduction and review of current Bridge Resource Management (BRM) techniques for ships officers and crew. It presents the latest BRM operating practices and teamwork management skills using the principles of Behavioral Markers and Non-Technical skills evaluation to ensure the safety of the ship, its personnel, cargo, the protection of the environment, and to satisfy the requirements of the STCW.



It s Perfectly Normal

It s Perfectly Normal Author Robie H. Harris
ISBN-10 9780763669973
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 112
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The definitive book about puberty and sexual health for today’s kids and teens, now fully updated for its twentieth anniversary. For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Now, in honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with current and correct information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need?—?now more than ever?—?to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.



A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows Author George R. R. Martin
ISBN-10 9780553390568
Release 2014
Pages 1060
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The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.



Ship Stability for Masters and Mates

Ship Stability for Masters and Mates Author Bryan Barrass
ISBN-10 9780080970943
Release 2012-11-27
Pages 584
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Ship Stability for Masters and Mates explores all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, and interaction and trim, as well as materials stresses and forces. Organized into 56 chapters, the book looks at the relationship between ship stability and ship motion, with emphasis on group weights in a ship. It also explains how TPCs are calculated for a range of drafts extending beyond the light and loaded drafts, along with form coefficients, including the coefficient of fineness of the waterplane area. The book explains how to perform KB, BM, and KM calculations and make graphics on metacentric diagrams. It considers large-angle stability, the effect of beam and freeboard on stability, and hydrostatic curves and values for vessels that are initially on even keel. The reader is also introduced to free-surface effects of slack tanks with divisional bulkheads, how side winds affect ship stability, and the correlation between freeboard and stability curves. Other chapters focus on timber ship freeboard marks, procedures and calculations for drydocking and stability, and ship squat in open water and in confined channels. The book also includes extracts from the 1998 Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations Number MSN 1752(M). This book is intended for students seeking to obtain Transport Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers and Engineering Officers and STCW equivalent International qualifications, as well as Chief Mates and Officers on Watch (Officers in Charge) on board merchant ships and other maritime personnel, port authorities, marine consultants, nautical study lecturers, and marine superintendents. Updated throughout to include new shipping industry developments and regulations, with 9 new chapters, the latest ship stability datasheets, and sample exam questions Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, interaction and trim, materials stresses and forces Concepts are supported with numerous worked examples, clear diagrams, graphs and equations to assist with understanding and application of this critical subject



Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers

Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers Author Robert M. Sapolsky
ISBN-10 1429935650
Release 2004-09-15
Pages 560
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Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with over 225,000 copies in print Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.



1000 Questions about Your Pregnancy

1000 Questions about Your Pregnancy Author Jeffrey Thurston
ISBN-10 193081951X
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 528
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In this comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide, Dr. Jeffrey Thurston answers 1,000 of the most commonly asked questions by parents-to-be. Topics covered include information on taking prenatal vitamins, how to choose a doctor, safe exercise during pregnancy, and much more.



Dog Man Captain Underpants Dog Man 1

Dog Man  Captain Underpants  Dog Man  1 Author Dav Pilkey
ISBN-10 0545581605
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 240
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New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL COP! There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals -- as soon as he stops chasing his own tail! George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?



A Captain for Laura Rose

A Captain for Laura Rose Author Stephanie Grace Whitson
ISBN-10 9781455529063
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 336
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Laura Rose White's late father taught her everything he knew about piloting a Missouri River steamboat. He even named their boat after her. Despite that, it seems that Laura will forever be a "cub pilot" to her brother Joe, because in 1867, a female riverboat captain is unheard of. That is, until tragedy strikes and Laura must make the two month journey from St. Louis to Fort Benton and back in order to save her family's legacy, her home, and the only life she's ever known. The only way for her to overcome the nearly insurmountable odds is with the help of her brother's disreputable friend Finn MacKnight, a skilled pilot with a terrible reputation. Laura loathes having to accept MacKnight as her co-pilot, especially when she learns she must also provide passage for his two sisters. Straight-laced Fiona has a fear of water, and unpredictable Adele seems much too comfortable with the idea of life in the rough and tumble environment of the untamed river and the men who ply it. Though they are thrown together by necessity, this historic journey may lead Laura and the MacKnights to far more than they ever expected.



Voyaging Under Power 4th Edition

Voyaging Under Power  4th Edition Author Robert P. Beebe
ISBN-10 9780071767330
Release 2013-01-16
Pages 448
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Originally published in 1975, Voyaging Under Power created a revolution in small-boat cruising. Until then, essentially all long-distance cruising was done in sailboats because there simply were no production powerboats capable of crossing oceans. Author Robert Beebes book showed for the first time how to cruise under power, covering boat design, engine selection, outfitting, and operations. The result was the birth of a new market, served by a whole new industry of power cruiser designers, builders, equipment manufacturers, and magazines.



The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019949895
Release 1909
Pages 547
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This is Charles Darwin's chronicle of his five-year journey, beginning in 1831, around the world as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle.



How to Read a Nautical Chart 2nd Edition Includes ALL of Chart 1

How to Read a Nautical Chart  2nd Edition  Includes ALL of Chart  1 Author Nigel Calder
ISBN-10 9780071779838
Release 2012-04-27
Pages 272
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Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect of electronic and paper nautical charts: how a chart is assembled, how to gauge the accuracy of chart data, how to read charts created by other governments, how to use information such as scale, projection technique and datum that every chart contains; how not to get fooled or run aground by overzooming. Nigel Calder teaches you how to squeeze every ounce of information out of a nautical chart (on your GPS, chartplotter, or nav station) and understand the limits of accuracy for all charts, paper and electronic, raster and vector. This much-awaited second edition addresses the changes in the world of electronic charting, integrated onboard navigation systems, as well as radar overlays and AIS and their interfacing with charts. A new chapter on the Wiki Revolution explores the mechanisms allowing you to incorporate user-generated content into navigational products and share this content with others—harnessing a user-base never before possible. Calder also explores how 3D-technology and real-time depth and weather information is creating interactive charting capacities that are fundamentally changing how we navigate. Calder's unique, practical insights will help you to navigate safely for years to come.