Knight's Modern Seamanship / Edition 18

Knight's Modern Seamanship / Edition 18

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by John V. Noel Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471289485

ISBN-13: 9780471289487

Pub. Date: 12/28/1988

Publisher: Wiley

Revised by John V. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Associate Editors: Commander Frank E. Bassett, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Dr. Carvel Blair and Prof. Dee Fitch Steer by this venerable guide to shiphandling and safety and you'll easily see why, since publication of the first edition 83 years ago, it has been the single-most trusted "beacon" for millions of pleasure

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Revised by John V. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Associate Editors: Commander Frank E. Bassett, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Dr. Carvel Blair and Prof. Dee Fitch Steer by this venerable guide to shiphandling and safety and you'll easily see why, since publication of the first edition 83 years ago, it has been the single-most trusted "beacon" for millions of pleasure boaters and professional seamen alike. Now in its eighteenth edition, Knight's Modern Seamanship continues the salty tradition of its predecessors. It supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws and procedures, and maintenance practices you need to make each ocean-going trip safe and enjoyable. Typhoon up ahead? Knight's explains the effects of weather on ocean travel and spells out exactly what you have to do to avoid dangerous weather systems. What kind of communication equipment should you have on board? A new section on ship communications tells you how to select and operate modern communication devices. This eighteenth edition also provides you with new sections on channel marking, towing and salvage, and the maritime buoyage system. Updated guidance is given on:
* the rules of the road—you get clear explanations of right of way, the use of radar to avoid collisions, and the law in fog; included is the complete text of the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. Every vessel over 12 meters in length is required by law to have a copy of these rules on board.
* shiphandling—you'll find expert discussions on docking, mooring, and anchoring; helicopter operations; and ice seamanship
* ship and boat operation—you get concise explanations of ship structure and stability, propulsion and steering, ground tackle, and cargo handling and underway replenishment
You'll even learn the art of knotting and splicing. Without a doubt, Knight's Modern Seamanship, Eighteenth Edition, is your foremost guide to mastering the lore of the sea. It is an indispensable reference source for pleasure boaters, merchant marine personnel, and anyone who needs expert seagoing advice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471289487
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
1,287,100
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.74(d)

Table of Contents

SHIPS AND BOATS.

Ships.

Boats.

Ship Structure, Stability, and Maintenance.

Propulsion and Steering.

Ground Tackle.

Cargo Handling and Underway Replenishment.

Ship Communications.

Navigation.

SHIPHANDLING.

General Principles of Ship Control.

Docking, Mooring, and Anchoring—Handling with Tugs, Anchors, and Alongside.

Towing and Salvage.

Boat Handling and Helicopter Operations.

Ice Seamanship.

WEATHER, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND OCEAN POLLUTION.

The Atmosphere and Its Circulation.

Clouds, Thunderstorms, Stability, and Fog.

Weather Elements, Instruments, and Reports.

Weather of the Middle Latitudes.

The Tropical Cyclone.

Oceanography.

Ocean Pollution.

RULES OF THE ROAD.

Introduction to the Rules of the Road.

Lights and Shapes.

Responsibilities Between Vessels—Right of Way.

Approach Situations Between Power-Driven Vessels in Sight.

Law in Fog and Restricted Visibility.

Radar for Collision Avoidance.

Maritime Buoyage System.

Appendices.

Index.

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Absolutely EVERYTHING you could ever want to know about seamanship.