A very popular autobiographical masterpiece by the bestselling author - a truly excellent return to the alternate universes known and loved by all fans. The book is full of the characters most beloved by the master. It is intended to broaden and enrich epic visions of life and death, time and space, love and desire...

So many readers have already appreciated this volume and treated it as thought-provoking and admirably successful. All alternative universes mentioned above are well done and the autobiographical material itself is perfect. According to the reviews submitted by the critics from different parts of the world, the book is spirited and exuberant and shall be considered as maybe the most defining work of the author reflecting his very long and so successful career.

The author of this book, Robert Heinlein, graduated from the United States Naval Academy but, unfortunately, retired from the American Navy in five years time due to the illness. He is the four-time winner of the prestigious Hugo Award, he got subject award for his famous novels - Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Double Star and, finally, The Moon is a Harsh. These novels and others made him very popular...

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The present IMO Model Course was developed to provide required training to the candidates in the fire prevention and fire fighting as per the STCW Code. The syllabus of this training course is covering all requirements of the Chapter VI Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Convention, particularly para 2 and Table A-VI/1-2.

The trainees who successfully complete the course will meet the standard of competence in accordance with the fire preventing and fighting related requirements and be competent when taking correct measures regarding personnel and ship safety; they will also get all required knowledge to be able to operate all fire appliances in proper manner.

All necessary fire prevention knowledge will be provided to the trainees. The main part of the course covers the concept of the fire triangle and its application to the fire and explosion, types of ignition, ignition sources, flammable materials that are normally found on board ships, fire hazards etc.

Then the trainees with get information about the organization of fire fighting on board ships, location of the appliances to be used, arrangement of the emergency escape routes, fire spread, measures taken to detect fire and smoke, classification of shipboard fires, selection of the appropriate fire fighting appliances, fixed fire fighting installations, breathing apparatus and their use for fighting fires and effecting rescues, literally everything they need to know.

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The content of the present report is focusing on the established good practices and also covers the innovative interventions that are intended to improve the labor conditions on board ships and to protect the people employed in this sector of marine industry. It is following the report by the ILO that was released back in 2013 and addressed the trafficking and forced labor in fisheries.

Subject report provided information about the knowledge about human trafficking and forced labor today together with the existing legal and institutional frameworks involved. The fishing sector of marine industry is known for the work deficits. Though majority of the companies operating fishing vessels work compliant with the legal frameworks and commonly avoid serious work deficits, there still have been some cases that tarnished the overall reputation of this sector.

This shall be given particular attention taking into account the economic importance of the fishing industry both from the employment and food security perspective. Even though the main focus is made on Asian region, actually the cases of forced labor and human trafficking take place worldwide. According to ILO, more than twenty million people are engaged in forced labor...

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We recommend you to have a glance at this classic publication. Originally released one century back, this book was in use by several generations of students. There are so many students experiencing serious difficulties when trying to distinguish the fundamental facts from the illustrative matter provided in the pages of the textbooks, and the present volume is intended to give them some additional and very valuable information.

The material contained in this volume has been presented in the question-and-answer format making it very friendly for the readers. The book is very rare and will be great not only for the students and professionals of navigation but also to any enthusiast willing to add it to his or her collection of classic books.

The main content of the book was developed on the basis of the information which was contained in the Seaman's Handbook on Meteorology and Barometer Manual, the publications used at the time when it was prepared. For so many years this book remains valuable, useful and very much appreciated by the students all around the world and y the masters and mates who already passed all training and examinations but still want to refresh their knowledge.

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The fourth edition of one of the most popular publications on digital electronics. Today, all of us witness the exceptional power and significant usefulness of various digital systems and techniques widely used in the computers and machinery, equipment and microprocessors - in fact everywhere. Their work is based on the fundamental principles of the digital electronics.

This volume was released to cover this area reflecting all latest technical developments in the field. The publication has been designed self-contained. The content is dealing with the digital techniques and digital systems starting from the very basic circuits and up to the VLSI, standing for the very large-scale integrated circuits. The author has also introduced the computer the main concepts aided design in order to help readers familiarize themselves with the modern CAD techniques.

In general, the number of topics covered in the pages of this volume has been significantly increased in comparison to the previous edition. In addition to that, the book now features seriously improved coverage of various error detecting/correcting codes, hazards considered specific to the sequential circuits, low voltage CMOS, semiconductor memories, combinational circuits and many other aspects.

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This excellent publication is deservedly treated as the textbook for all mutihull sailors of today. Though there are so many books available on the market and detailing principles of general seamanship, this one differs from their all. It is rather addressing the catamarans and trimarans covering the skills that are normally required to get proper understanding of their construction and sailing.

Everyone shall agree that the seamanship cannot be a pure black-and-white sort of skill. It is a continuous evolution of the knowledge involved, a building of relevant information through the practical experience. According to the reviews, this volume is a truly perfect reference source for the sailors. It will definitely provide sailors with huge amount of useful information required to all sailing on a catamaran. The readers have found this publication very valuable and keep recommending it to others.

Any person contemplating multihull sailing shall have a look and go through the content of this volume as necessary. The list of topics covered by the author includes fifty different titles including storm sailing, sheet systems, transfers, anchoring, collisions, apparent wind, cyclones and many other important ones. There is a comprehensive glossary of multihull sailing terminology included for ready reference.

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The present officially released DNV GL standard will apply to the sailing yachts constructed compliant with the requirements normally applicable to TP52 class yachts under the assumption that subject yachts are employed only under the conditions they were designed and constructed for. The content of the standard is arranged in three main chapters.

The first chapter with general requirements covers the scope and application of the document, certification matters and definitions used. The second chapter of the document is dealing with the design loads including general considerations, hull design pressures and design loads acting on the keel and its attachments, together with the rudder design loads.

The last third part of the publication addresses the design and scantling determination issues. This includes composite structures and main principles for their design. The document will be of practical us not only to the DNV GL class inspectors but also to any other person engaged in the design and construction of such yachts taking into account the information it provides to the readers. Save a copy for yourself in case you get interested with this area of ship design and construction.

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Another issue of the set consisting of the Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships of the year 2007. Have a look in the first volume and you will get a lot of interesting technical information, sketches and details on such projects as Al Gattara and Al Ruwais Q-flex LNG designs of Hyundai and Daewoo, Anne Sibum and Cala Pancaldo container vessels, British Emerald LNG tanker built for BP, Atrotos product carrier, Deo Volente heavy-lift ship, COSCO Asia and COSCO New York container liners.

You will also get to know about the famous Faust car carrier delivered at Daewoo shipyard, China Steel Team bulk carrier, Histria Giada product tanker, Lamentin LPG tanker, Libertas Panamax bulk carrier featuring double-hull construction, Dubai Star tanker, Coastal Renaissance ferry, Orange Trident Panamax bulker, Queen Victoria cruise liner, Vasily Dinkov Arctic tanker, Yacht Express semi-submersible yacht carrier, Sigas Margrette LPG carrier, Saracena product/chemical tanker and many others.

The second volume concentrates on the remarkable designs of the ships of smaller size delivered in the same year. Among such small ships we would recommend you to check Bocas Del Toro tug boat, Guan Xiao Yi Hao fire-boat, Edda Fram - first ship featuring integrated drilling system design, and others.

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