This is the ninth edition of the world popular Reference Atlas. In this one the authors have tried to incorporate numerous revisions as well as the very latest updates that affect every single page and every map in the Atlas. The content of the publication reflects all the changes in the geopolitical situation. The Atlas can be used by everyone starting from the children and up to the maritime industry professionals.

People do appreciate the amount of the information included by the editors of the book as well as the style in which the information is presented. The Atlas is remarkably user-friendly and is recommended to use as an excellent reference source. The information presented on the maps in this Atlas is very accurate and clear; every effort has been made to make the content easily accessible.

The very latest technological advances including digital cartography have been applied when developing this publication. A must-have publication for any person interested in geography, maritime world, different countries of the world, covering every single region of the planet and every country. Numerous colorful and detailed images supplement the text part of the volume to make it more interesting.

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It goes without saying that knotting is a very enjoyable and pleasant pastime for anyone in love of sea and maritime life. For the majority of people it is possible to learn how to make, or tie, knots without any significant difficulties. They say that the process of tying the knots is similar to reading a good book and the result of the process will satisfy them same way as the completed crossword would normally do.

We would say that every single mariner shall have a good understanding at least of the few most commonly used knots. In fact there are several thousands of knots and the number of the available variations is really infinite. In addition to that, there are so many new knots and combinations emerging every year. That is why this manual for the knot tying has been complied and recommended to broad readership not limited to the people working on board.

You will find lots of useful information and step by step instruction for making various knots, hitches, bends, loops and bindings, sling, plaits, mats, rings etc. This book covers everything you may need to train yourself in making good knots. Note that there is also a very good glossary of terminology included in the book for reference.

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This World Atlas is one of the most popular publications that will be interesting to everyone. The materials contained in this book have been arranged by continent, and the author moves eastward starting from the IDL, standing for the International Date Line. The first chapter of the Atlas will provide readers with the detailed and interesting descriptions of the structure of Earth, associated systems and the essential features.

The Atlas can definitely be treated as one of the best guides to the world of today. It is good that the content opens with quite comprehensive and thorough insight for each of the continents, covering their physical characteristics, information about political and economic systems. This data is followed by the professionally made maps of each geopolitical region.

The way the information is presented in the pages of the present volume makes it very useful even to the people not directly associated with the maritime industry but still interested in the structure of the world and willing to have a single volume where they could find all necessary information about every part of the planet. Have a look and save this one for the future reading and reference.

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The oceans of the world are still very mysterious places. The life within the oceans is still a sort of mystery. However, the world is paying due attention to the serious and continually increasing environmental problems beneath their waves - this shall be treated seriously by every single human. For so many years people believed that nothing could affect the life of the sea creatures since they are well beneath the waves.

Now we all come to understand that this is not a case, and the main reason for that is the human activity, not only increase in the human population but also such activities and maritime shipping, offshore exploration and production of oil and gas, and so many other activities directly or indirectly affecting the oceans. Have a look into this Atlas telling you about the oceans and seas of our planet.

It opens with some brief introduction which is followed by the chapters on the ocean geology and ocean life zones, endangered marine species, coastal and temperate waters, tropical, polar and open waters, etc. each of the oceans has been addressed separately. The glossary with the basic terms has been included. Note that we have some other publications like this one, namely Atlas A-Z - A Pocket Guide to the World Today, Lloyd's Maritime Atlas of World Ports and Shipping Places, and Atlas of Maritime History.

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An absolutely perfect and so popular atlas aimed at all categories of readers. The wealth of information provided inside the book includes interesting facts, maps covering the whole Earth, and statistical data which will be appreciated by the people with the real interest in geography.

This new edition of the publication provides the updated information and maps duly reflecting all changes that occurred to the borders of the countries and names - the atlas will be particularly interesting for the students but it can be used by anyone. The readers say that this is a great reference source.

The atlas opens with the political and physical world maps followed with the demonstration of the standard time zones. Then, each of the world's regions is addressed in detail, note that the maps themselves and full of additional information and interesting facts making using the atlas funny.

After that, each of the world’s countries is dealt with – in this section of the book the readers will be given a brief but comprehensive info covering the geography and climate, people and society, the economy and many other facts. We would say that this atlas is a must-have one in every home and not only aimed at seamen.

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Throughout our history, people have always utilized various boats, rafts and vessel for traveling across water, and this started many thousand years ago. In general, a ship can be referred to as any craft capable of traveling on water, however ships have significantly developed and passed all the way from simplest log rafts to the huge oil tankers.

This development has of course affected life on land, in shipbuilding facilities and marine ports where thousands of people work loading and discharging different cargoes transported by sea. It should be noted that the difference between a boat and a ship is not very clear even today.

Generally, ships are larger and travel across the oceans and seas, while boats are relatively small and would commonly travel on coastal waters, lakes and rivers; there can be exceptions though. Nowadays, boats and ships appear in so many sizes and shapes and sizes, and there is a very wide range of the ways they are used by people - from small rowing boats to enormous cruise liners taking people from one continent to another.

The perfect selection of different boats and ships contained in this publication is intended to illustrate the broad range of jobs they can do, as well as their importance for transport industry, commerce and leisure, combat and exploration. Several projects will definitely help readers get better understanding of the technical side of vessels, particularly how the ships float, how they are powered, and how they are controlled.

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An excellent and classic book, one of the best available on the subject - it will provide readers with all information about living on board they would better get aware of prior to embarking. There are so many interesting and practical tips that the content will be interesting not only to the future seafarers but even to the general readers.

It has been already very well met by the readers who have found the content inspirational helping them to change their lives. Upon reading the publication, most of them have experimented with the solar power generation, growing food, sprouting using the information included by the author. Some practicing boaters use this volume as a sort of backup for their freshwater demands.

The book covers living on the sea and shipboard finances, making correct decisions when choosing a vessel, making money, such practical matters as purifying the water, galley aids, shipboard security, growing vegetables and sprouts, food preservation, selection and storage, popular and widely used seafarer's recipes. there are two appendices with the books suggested for further reading and resource guide. An excellent practical guidebook for every seafarer.

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A very popular book written by the professional mechanical engineers trying to provide all interested readers with a nice and comprehensive historical overview of the mechanisms and machines invented by humans. The content of this interesting volume is covering virtually all areas of the mechanical engineering.

In fact, this is a a sort of historic survey with the engineering approach applied by the authors; the main body of the book has been arranged in eight major chapters that are presented in clear chronological order for easier reading and understanding. The publication is very useful and instructive and will provide people with an excellent introduction into the development of the various machines and mechanisms. The authors have illustrated their development mainly from the technical point of view; that is why the readers who spend some time with this book will get proper understanding of the major technological developments in the history.

Mechanical manufacturing processes have been addressed and examined in connection with the machines and mechanisms associated with them. We would say that this book is a real must-have one not only for the mechanical engineers but also for the general readers with the interest in machines, mechanisms and technology.

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