04.09.2018
A COMPLETE EPITOME OF PRACTICAL NAVIGATION

Здесь пишем содержание для краткого описанияWell, this is maybe the oldest of the books that have been presented here. This eleventh edition of A Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation was released in 1835. Written by a professional teacher of marine navigation and nautical astronomy, it was used for decades for learning students and future mariners. The language of the text is beautiful, the explanations are very clear and understandable.

Even today, in a world of electronic navigation instruments, knowing the fundamentals of navigation and sailing is an important thing. Covering absolutely all important areas of marine navigation, this volume may be deservedly called on of the best and classic training sources in the history. Note that the theoretical part of the publication is supplemented with numerous tables.

According to the author, the navigation itself is a sort of the art instructing the mariners in what manner they should conduct their vessels through the ocean, getting from one part of the world to another, in a safest but fastest way. Have a look in the book and save a copy for yourself. This will be a good and useful title in your collection of navigation related books even if you sail on a modern and fully equipped ship.

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10.08.2018
AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON SURVEYING AND NAVIGATION

This quite brief but yet very interesting classic book on ship surveying and navigation was released more than a century ago with the intention of the author to provide students desiring to supplement their study of trigonometry with the reader-friendly course covering its application. The author did not try to cover all of the subjects fully. He rather made an excellent attempt to have his work as accurate as correct as possible.

We hope that the students who afterwards become a ship navigator or starts performing ship surveys will benefit from the content of this volume. Starting with the land surveys, i.e. measurement of lines, angles, areas and placing obstacles, the author then describes the working principle of compass, calculation of the areas and plotting. The transit is covered in a separate chapter including the plain and the engineer's transit, verniers angle measurements etc.

The part of the book devoted to ship navigation is dealing with the variation and deviation, log and knot. middle latitude sailing and in general provides all required information that the students as future navigators shall be aware of before they start sailing. Some supplementary information is also provides, such as the refraction tables used with the solar compass, and other.

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29.07.2018
ASTRONAVIGATION — A METHOD FOR DETERMINING EXACT POSITION BY THE STARS

The present volume is acting as an excellent and very valuable manual for the old time navigation methods using the stars and providing sailors and pilots with the means to determine their current location. Even taking into account the prevalence of the GPS taking place today, a really comprehensive collection of the formulae that can actually be used on the regular calculators in case of catastrophic system or software failures shall be considered a vital failsafe.

It will also serve as a link to the centuries of explorations. The volume opens with the fundamentals of the positional astronomy, moving to the complex mathematics required to get better understanding of the ephemerides and data tables demonstrating the future positions of the planets and stars. The declared goal of the author is two-fold - the first goal is to provide the readers with the concise manual applicable to the astronavigation and then to furnish the algorithms to find the actual position of the Sun and stars at any given time.

There are so many navigators that rely on the modern technology being vulnerable to various electrical issues, solar flares etc., and the information and knowledge provided by the author of this book will definitely be a sort of backup...

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25.06.2018
ROR SITUATIONS — NOTES FOR THE SECOND MATE

The content of the present document was prepared in compliance with the provisions of ColReg. It starts with the explanation of main abbreviations used throughout the text of the document. Then the authors proceed to various situations, and the first situation is two sailing ships which have wing blowing on same side - as we know from the Rule 12 of ColReg, in such case one of the vessels shall keep clearly out of the second vessel's way.

Then we check the situation with same vessels but having the wind blowing on different sides. Should the wind side be unknown, this will be a separate condition to consider. Each of the pages of this document is dealing with one particular situation checking what is required to be done in each case.

This makes it very useful as a supplementary source for the students and trainees willing to improve their knowledge of ColReg rules and get much better and deeper understanding of the safe navigation principles. Taking into account that the authors have managed to cover more than sixty different situation, we are recommending this volume to every single trainee. Have a look and you will definitely appreciate the information and explanations contained in the book.

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20.06.2018
ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF NAVIGATION

One more classic publication first released more than a century ago. The book was prepared and published by the Great Britain Admiralty with the intention to provide readers including future mariners with all information relating to the maritime navigation, and give it all in a single volume that can be used by all students even those having little to no skills and practical seagoing experience.

The content of the manual has been arranged in four major parts. The first part is dealing with the rhumb line and position line, it also covers finding the chronometer error as well as the times of rising/setting of the heavenly bodies. the second part of the book is mainly devoted to the pilotage and details all important matters. The third part addresses the movements of the ocean and the atmosphere - having a good understanding of the subject will play important role in provision of navigation safety.

Finally, the closing part of the manual provides readers with the clear descriptions of the instruments commonly used for maritime navigation; moreover, it also gives easily understandable explanations of how those errors can be allowed for or eliminated. Even after a century time we would still recommend this volume manual for familiarization to any mariner.

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18.06.2018
A SEAMAN'S GUIDE TO BASIC CHARTWORK

The main duty of any navigator once he has ensured that the ship under his command is on correct course, is to satisfy himself that the ship is being navigated with absolute possible and all avoids are avoided. The hazards in question can be human-made or natural, they can be of static or moving type. This requires very professional seamanship which in turn involves the ability of the navigators to be able to perform reliable and consistent assessment of the position of the ship at any given time and also know where she will be after a given interval of time.

The result obtained shall be arrived at high speed and highest accuracy. This publication will provide valuable instruction on the fundamental navigation principles and on the techniques used to put subject principles in practice. It has been designed specifically for teaching mariners the basic chartwork techniques.

Note that it mainly covers the plotting and would better be used as a supplementary training tool or as a part of training course conducted by the instructors having real seagoing experience. It covers such important aspects as the functions of the navigating officer, methods and equipment normally used for fixing the vessel together with their reliability and accuracy, fixing procedure, forecasting of the tidal stream and its assessment, meaning of the various symbols used on charts etc.

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20.05.2018
METEOROLOGY FOR MASTERS AND MATES

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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19.05.2018
MULTIHULL SEAMANSHIP

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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