10.09.2018
GLOSSARY OF NAVIGATION

When preparing this glossary of navigation, the author was intending to provide young naval officers with the explanation of the navigation terminology trying to share his great marine experience. There is one thing that makes this glossary different from any other similar source of information. Each of the terms contained in the books is provided not only with full and clear explanation together with the different bearings with the analysis.

The articles are arranged in the alphabetical order and it is very easy to find the appropriate entry. The glossary has been serving the training needs of the many generations of maritime students so we can definitely say that its practical use and value are proven. We recommend all our users engaged in maritime shipping and marine navigation in particular to download a copy of this brilliant glossary and add it to their collection of navigation books.

Note that it will be particularly useful when you read the classic old-time books since the terminology used a century ago may differ from the navigation terms used today. Some of the terms are already obsolete and as such may not be contained in the contemporary glossaries and dictionaries.

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01.05.2018
GLOSSARY — CHARTERING & SHIPPING TERMS

The comprehensive glossary of shipping and chartering terminology developed by the Rickmers Linie company. The author of the publication has made an excellent job when selecting them from thousands of terms commonly encountered in the maritime shipping business. The information contained in this booklet will be of great practical importance for absolutely all participants of the industry.

Taking into account that the publication is covering all relevant aspects of the shipping industry, we would definitely recommend this volume to everyone. It shall be noted, however, that all definitions and terms included in the book are there for the general explanation and shall not be considered legally binding.

The publication rather presents a list of frequently used terminology and most important general shipping and chartering abbreviations together with their definitions that the readers may come across during their activities. We recommend our users to get this publication and have it readily available at all times, either electronically or printed. The clear and easily understandable definitions and explanations compiled by Kevin Stephens will be greatly appreciated by all parties involved.

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18.03.2018
A COMPREHENSIVE & UPDATED MARITIME ENGLISH CLIL HANDBOOK FOR DECK OFFICERS IN CONFORMITY WITH IMO STCW AND MODEL COURSE 3.17

An excellent and very useful publication for those willing to improve their maritime English skills released within the frame of the CLIL, standing for the Content and Language Integrated Learning. It is a comprehensive and significantly updated handbook intended to be used by the ship deck officers. The content of the handbook has been developed in compliance with the STCW convention and IMO Model Course 3.17.

The material presented in the book is arranged in twenty-one units covering types of ships, offshore units, intro to navigation, ship terminology and nautical charts, marine meteorology, ship construction, aid to navigation, equipment and gear installed on board ships, navigation regulations and processes, celestial navigation, piloting and dead reckoning, compasses and GMDSS, shipping documentation, safety and survival equipment, IGS, international shipping laws and regulations.

There are two appendices with additional information on the IMO FAL forms and certification paperwork and other documents commonly required to be possessed on board any vessel. The publication will be of practical interest for all learners of English, including terminology.

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14.03.2018
CORRECT YOUR ENGLISH ERRORS

Have a look into one of the bestseller ESL guides. The present second release of the publication is now providing additional review exercises intended to reinforce all lessons learned. This is the excellent choice for those tending to repeat the mistakes they usually do when speaking or writing in English. The content of the volume has been found to be very engaging and fun helping readers communicate easier.

The book has already been appreciated by the English learners as a truly comprehensive guide to be used by the people willing to get their English skills significantly improved. The author provides clear explanations of the fundamental elements giving numerous examples of the frequently made errors. All of the examples are presented in color for better understanding.

The common pitfalls have been highlighted with the maximum attention being paid to the misspelling and mispronunciation, incorrect usage of the verb tenses etc. The book will help learners avoid wrong application of their own grammar rules to English language - this applies to non-native students. Each of the chapters concludes with the review exercises. The format of the book makes the material easy to understand, and it is recommended to anyone working on the improvement of their spoken or written language.

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14.02.2018
THE OVERLOOK ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS

The present dictionary is designed to serve as an excellent and very useful reference to the nautical terminology including names and parts, terms and expressions of and related to the sea and ships. It should be noted that the content of the book does not include names of people and specific vessels, types of ships and actual events.

Furthermore, taking into account the size and usefulness matters, the author of the dictionary has not included more archaic and technical terms, naval gunnery and theory of navigation, and some other areas. Each entry in the dictionary has been presented in a self-explanatory way to make using the book easier.

Please also note that even though this is a sort of technical work, it is not necessary for the user of the dictionary to refer to some further entries to understand any one entry. In short, this is one of the best dictionaries of the nautical terms available today and maybe one of the most useful publications.

All entries have been listed in strict alphabetical order; the entries that are cross-references will appear in brackets behind ones to which they are referred. We particularly recommend this dictionary to the students and all people with the interest in sea, ships, their construction and work, and all relevant areas.

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06.01.2018
PLAIN ENGLISH AT WORK — A GUIDE TO BUSINESS WRITING AND SPEAKING

This is one of the best reference books teaching people to use simple and plain English to reach max effectiveness in their communication in writing. The author of the volume has presented simple and practical guidelines on how the written papers shall appear and be formatted, also covering the presentations. The suggestions given by the author are remarkably straightforward and reasonable.

The book is highly recommended to the people willing to improve their writing skills and experiencing problems with expressing their thoughts in a clear way. Follow the instructions provided by Bailey and you will increase your productivity and efficiency in your day to day written communications. According to the numerous reviews of this book submitted by the students from different parts of the world, including both native and non-native speakers of English, it shall be treated as an absolutely indispensable manual.

While the first part of the volume is dealing with writing, its second half is devoted to the presenting. he authors provides valuable recommendations on using the tables and headings, bullets etc. making the process of writing easy and pleasant, and the result readable and clear.

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30.11.2017
PAACH'S ILLUSTRATED MARINE DICTIONARY

Here is one of the best, perfectly detailed and complete maritime dictionaries available today. It will be an excellent information source for the readers interested in square rigged vessels since the content details every part in three languages - English, French and German. It will also be very highly appreciated by the naval historians.

The book is full of reproduced illustrations that will definitely impress all enthusiasts of the maritime history. The author of the dictionary was in fact the first one to properly recognize the whole complexity and variety in maritime technical terminology and the demand for the classification of the terms.

Using his thirty-five-year sailing experience, he has managed to set out a truly exhaustive yet easily understandable explanations of all parts of the structure and equipment of the vessel, describing the man types of sailing and steam ships, iron and wooden ship hulls, propulsion machinery, anchoring arrangements, spars and masts, rigging, up to the bends and knots, concluding the content of his work with the list of standard measurements.

Since the time of the original publication in 1885, the volume remains invaluable resource for every single reader with the interest in ships and life on board, marine engineering and understanding of the maritime language...

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02.11.2017
A DICTIONARY OF WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND UNITS

The present authoritative and comprehensive dictionary will provide clear definitions of all units and prefixes, together with the measures and weight per SI system. In addition, the content covers both traditional and industry-specific units. Some scientific and historical background is also provided.

This work has already proven invaluable to the practicing engineers, technicians and scientists but will be equally useful to the general user and students. It is an excellent and well detailed reference book giving a professional discussion on the most important topics of metric and regular measures. The dictionary addresses all units used in engineering and science covering the associated terminology, as well. The book features a full exposition of the SI system.

Each of the entries in this dictionary provides user with the historical information that is required for conducting proper interpretation of the headword. Each of the units, in turn, has been accorded a separate entry. Some selected terms considered specific to metrology have been provided with clear and informative explanatory notes; same applies to the numerous math terms of measurement and counting. A perfect dictionary for every person in engineering and science, dealing with any sort of technical calculations or documentation.

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