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Description - Emergency Navigation by David Burch

Find Your Way at Sea, No Matter What "Inherently interesting and fun to read ...provides the clearest understanding of general navigation principles we've seen yet."--BoatU.S. "Thorough and authoritative."--Sea Kayaker "A definitive work of instant appeal to seamen of all levels of experience."--The Navigation Foundation Every sailor knows that instruments can fail. Things get wet, break, fall overboard. Whether you're safe on your boat or drifting in a life raft, let David Burch show you how to find your way no matter what navigational equipment you have. Often relying on common materials like a small stick, a plastic bottle, even a pair of sunglasses, Burch explains how to make use of all available means--from the ancient skills of Polynesian navigators to the contrails of airliners overhead--to calculate speed, direction, latitude, and longitude and to perform all aspects of piloting and dead reckoning. Learn how to Steer by sun, stars, wind, and swells Estimate current and leeway Improvise your own knotmeter or plumb-bob sextant Find the sun in a fogbank Estimate latitude with a plate and a knotted string And more vital information

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071481847
ISBN-10: 0071481842
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 188mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: International Marine Publishing Co
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Burch

David Burch is a renowned expert on navigation with several successful titles and a high profile in the boating community. The founder and director of the Starpath School of Navigation, Burch holds a Ph.D. in physics and has more than 60,000 miles of ocean sailing experience.

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