The Sailor's Wind

The Sailor's Wind

by Stuart H. Walker


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The Sailor's Wind by Stuart H. Walker

Sailors from novices to experts will treasure this simple yet authoritative guide to the winds.Stuart Walker's intelligent, straightforward explanation of why wind behaves as it does and what it is likely to do next draws upon his sixty-plus years of sailing experience and his vast knowledge of meteorology. The Sailor's Wind first describes each aspect of wind behavior in context—challenging readers to analyze wind flow as though they were experiencing it on the water—then explains what principles determined the wind's behavior, using recent meteorological research, instrumented observations, and studies of computer models. This book enables sailors not only to understand the wind but also to harness it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393338409
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/1998
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stuart H. Walker is professor of pediatrics emeritus at the University of Maryland Medical School and an international dinghy champion. He was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic team and the 1979 U.S. Pan-American Team.

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