25.05.2018
KNOTS AND HOW TO TIE THEM

This interesting volume will tell readers how to make nearly eighty different knots and also explain their uses from relatively simple hitches and up to quite complex knots and rope tricks. Each of the knots is explained in detail and provided with informative step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. According to the reader reviews, the book present a remarkable collection of knots. It will teach you a lot about forming different types of knots.

Taking into account that the author has made all explanations very user-friendly, we may recommend the book even to the absolute beginners. The content of the volume is covering a variety of tricks and knots and each of the subjects covered in the pages of this book is accompanied by perfectly looking hand-drawn images and clear explanations.

It shall serve as a perfect reference source for anyone interested in working with ropes since it contains dozens of different knots explained that will be useful for so many purposes. Each of the chapters opens with an explanation of one particular use of knots. All of the diagrams are nicely drawn and very informative. Any beginner willing to know how to make knots will definitely find this publication very useful.

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17.03.2018
BACK AT THE HELM — SAILING THE YANGHAN TO ANTARCTICA, PATAGONIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC

A bestseller title devoted to the round-the-world ocean trip by the authors. The content of the book presents a contrast to so many other publications about the bluewater voyages. The volume will tell readers a nice story of the cruise - according to the numerous reviews submitted by the readers, the book will present particular interest to the people willing to get some practical advice in connection with the long-distance sailing.

The adventure started the very moment when Yanghan left Stockholm port. Both of the authors have left their jobs intending to undertake the completely different sort of challenge - just imagine, they wanted to circumnavigate the planet. The book contains all information about this remarkable travel, and this not the most valuable part of it. In fact, there is something much more important - the personal impressions of the sailors.

The authors have shared their personal experience, they have provided some practical tips on how sailors should equip their yachts to be able to cope with the circumnavigation in various conditions, they have given some practical criteria to be applied to the route and weather analysis. This is not a navigation or seamanship textbook - the volume is rather aimed to show people what can be done by someone who has made a decision to change his lifestyle and move to a new kid of life...

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15.02.2018
BOOK OF THE TITANIC

Well, it is true that maybe no vessel in history has ever managed to engender such remarkably continued fascination as the world famous Titanic of the White Star Line. The Titanic used to be literally the largest of the man-made objects ever to move at the time of the delivery in 1911. The ship was built at Harland & Wolff's ship construction yard in Belfast. Everything about Titanic was truly impressive.

And, though the design of the ship and all workmanship applied at the time of design and construction made her branded as "unsinkable ship", we all know what did happen. The content of the present publication provides the information about this liner, which may be quite difficult to be found in any other publication, and this approach has gained popularity to this volume.

We would recommend this publication not only to the marine enthusiasts and lovers of the nautical history and story of Titanic but to the general reader and also to the ship designers and naval architects who may wish to check different opinions on the design and construction features of the ship. Such experience has resulted in many lessons learned which should all be reviewed by the specialists. The readers from different parts of the world have already appreciated the book and found it very interesting and deserving attention.

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02.10.2017
THE RACE TO THE NEW WORLD— CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, JOHN CABOT, AND A LOST HISTORY OF DISCOVERY

This interesting historical book will tell you a truly fascinating story of the artful seamanship and political desperation at the times of the European struggle for power and wealth. The author of the publication has produced an excellent original and vivid narrative bringing to life a whole great historical period and shedding the light on the earlier explorers who used to sail from Europe to American continent.

The content of the volume is perfectly researched and interesting to read. According to the reviews submitted by the readers from different parts of the planet, the research work conducted by the author has finally resulted in one of the best publications on the subject available today. A very good examination of the connections between Columbus, Cabot and Behaim - the readers will see that in fact their geographical explorations are much more interconnected than one could think.

 

 

We definitely recommend this title not only to the professional naval historians but also to anyone with some interest in the explorers and explorations of the past, geography and history, and prominent people who made the history. It will be interesting even for the average readers with no specific background.

 

 

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26.08.2017
MARITIME WOMEN — GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Topics covered in this volume: WMU - Working towards gender equality; Intro; Maritime policy and women's advancement; Career development and associated gender issues; Maritime education and research - women's impact; Global leadership for maritime women; Sustainable issues in shipping industry - contribution of women; Maritime women - Global Leadership Declaration and the Programme of the Global Leadership 2014 Conference.

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23.08.2017
NEW ENGLAND ROPES — SPLICING GUIDE

The Splicing Guide released by the well known manufacturer of ropes. It contains useful and interesting information on splicing, single and double braids, braided safety blue and hivee eye splice. tapering the cover on high-tech ropes, mega plait to chain eye splice, three strand, etc.

You will find all information and instructions required for correct splicing, such as the general tips, whipping and tools that are required to make a particular splice, handling ropes and used rope, fid and dimensions of the ropes. The detailed step by step instructions contained in the book will make the process of splicing ropes easily understandable even to the complete novices, taking into account the number and informativeness of the figures and images supplementing the text instructions.

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13.08.2017
WRECK AND SINKING OF THE TITANIC — THE OCEANS GREATEST DISASTER

There are so many publications dedicated to the Titanic, maybe the most famous ship in the history and one of the most tragic catastrophes in the ocean, but this one should definitely deserve your attention. The book was written and first released straight after that disaster occurred, and the content of the wok in giving the first person accounts of that catastrophe.

Of course, it shall be taken into account that the opinions of the various authors will significantly differ from the later researches and discoveries. This is a must have book for all people who love Titanic as it will really make them feel they were there. The readers have already appreciated the content of the book and the experts have supported them. An excellent and thrilling account of one of the disaster that killed more than 1500 people.

This collective publication is giving a sobering account of that catastrophe providing details of the exciting escapes of luckier people as well as the acts of true heroism not actually equaled in modern or ancient times. This is an absolutely recommended book for all people somehow connected with the sea and ships, a reminder of what had happened once and should never repeat again...

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13.08.2017
WINGNUT'S COMPLETE SURFING

One of the best surfing related publications - it wa prepared by a surfing legend - Robert "Wingnut" Weaver - who is in the list of the most talented and professional surfers. Provided with the right instruction, anyone can pick up surfing. The original intention of the authors of this volume was to provide the surfers with a complete guide covering all important aspects of surfing, such as the design and performance of the surfing board, wave dynamics, different strategies for paddling out etc.

The text of the book is very fluent and supplemented with numerous great images. The readers have appreciated the sequences which were found to be very effectively explaining the points even to the absolutely non-experienced surfers. The book can be highly recommended to the surfers at all levels willing to improve their skills. It will be ideal for novices who want to learn. The author has presented a very interesting perspective from a longboarding point of view; the photographic sequences are depicting the typical progressions of the wave riding. The descriptions provided by Wingnut are excellent and easily understandable. This is a must-read for the surfers of all ages and levels as it is really aspiring.

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