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Emergency Navigation, 2nd Edition: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner
     

Emergency Navigation, 2nd Edition: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner

by David Burch
 

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Find Your Way at Sea, No Matter What

“Inherently interesting and fun to read . . . provides the clearest understanding of general navigation principles we've seen yet.”--BoatU.S.

“Thorough and authoritative.”--Sea Kayaker

“A definitive work of instant appeal to seamen of all levels of

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Find Your Way at Sea, No Matter What

“Inherently interesting and fun to read . . . provides the clearest understanding of general navigation principles we've seen yet.”--BoatU.S.

“Thorough and authoritative.”--Sea Kayaker

“A definitive work of instant appeal to seamen of all levels of experience.”--The Navigation Foundation

Every sailor knows that instruments can fail. Things get wet, break, fall overboard. Whether you’re safe on your boat or drifting in a life raft, let David Burch show you how to find your way no matter what navigational equipment you have. Often relying on common materials like a small stick, a plastic bottle, even a pair of sunglasses, Burch explains how to make use of all available means--from the ancient skills of Polynesian navigators to the contrails of airliners overhead--to calculate speed, direction, latitude, and longitude and to perform all aspects of piloting and dead reckoning. Learn how to

  • Steer by sun, stars, wind, and swells
  • Estimate current and leeway
  • Improvise your own knotmeter or plumb-bob sextant
  • Find the sun in a fogbank
  • Estimate latitude with a plate and a knotted string
  • And more vital information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071643382
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
05/14/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,061,874
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

David Burch is a renowned expert on navigation with several successful titles and a high profile in the boating community. The founder and director of the Starpath School of Navigation, Burch holds a Ph.D. in physics and has more than 60,000 miles of ocean sailing experience.

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