Emergency Navigation, 2nd Edition

Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner
Author: David Burch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071643382
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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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

Emergency Navigation

Pathfinding Techniques for the Inquisitive and Prudent Mariner
Author: David Burch
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071565585
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 260
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"Emergency Navigation is far more generally applicable than the title indicates. It is, first and foremost, a detailed account of how to find your position anywhere in the world's oceans after your electronics fail and you lose your sextant, watch, and almanac, but that's really only the beginning. The book is chock-full of good sound navigational techniques and principles that will serve you well regardless of where and under what conditions you are sailing. Hopefully you will never be confronted by the need for emergency navigation, but even the most pleasurable sailing afternoon can be enlivened by a knowledge of the skills and methods taught in this book. Each chapter presumes a fundamental understanding of navigational principles, then deepens and expands that understanding to embrace little-known techniques and makeshfit instruments. Beginning with the assumption that preparing for a navigational emergency is good seamanship, Burch presents detailed discussions on finding time and place at sea; determining direction; steering by wind and swells; steering by the stars; steering by the sun; and steering by other objects in the sky. You will also find chapters on steering under conditions of reduced visibility; piloting in currents; dead reckoning; latitude and longitude; and no-instrument coastal piloting. A final summary tells you what to do in any situation with what you have available at the time. David Burch writes lucidly, and the text is well supported by 127 detailed illustrations. This book offers excellent insights into sound seamanship that will serve you well in all your sailing activities. "A standout in the otherwise faceless navigation texts that passthrough our offices. Anyone venturing offshore should read this book thoroughly."--"Yachting Magazine "Opens the way to pleasurable understanding in a definitive work of instant appeal to seamen of all levels of experience. Full insights into nautical astronomy rarely seen in standard works. . . . Full of sound seamanship for coastal and open water mariners alike."--"The Navigation Foundation "Gives one a deeper understanding of the basic principles of navigation . . . a great store of knowledge which may serve you well in an emergency but will also give much pleasure off watch whilst improving your seamanship in the process."--"British Cruising Association Bulletin "Thorough and authoritative. . . . chapters on steering by the stars, sun, and moon stir the imagination and make one want to be a thousand miles from land . . . Gives us a better understanding of the signposts above the horizon than we might gain from a lifetime of random gazing."--"Sea Kayaker Magazine "Far more than an essay on the principles and practice of emergency navigation, it is a particularly well-written account of the principles of navigation in general and as such cannot fail to bring fresh insights to all of us. Every section and paragraph is permeated with sound practical seamanship . . . Apart from its other virtues, this alone makes it worthwhile."--from the foreword by David Lewis (author of "We, the Navigators and "Ice Bird) "Clearly written in a readable fashion . . . the work is so well thought out and covers so many possibilities that both a beginner and the most experienced navigator will find something of value in its pages. Worth every penny of its cost."--"The Burgee Magazine

Emergency Navigation Card


Author: David Burch
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837588
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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A wealth of information is provided: an emergency almanac for the sun, and declination tables for the stars; several methods of sight reduction, including one that requires only the card itself; and angular markings on the perimeter of the card that allows approximate altitude measurements of celestial bodies. With this card and a watch you can find your way to any major port in the world. Other information includes how to steer by the stars and finding your boat's speed. A handy card to have in case your GPS, sextant, or almanac becomes lost. The card is loose-leaf sized. You can punch holes in it for insertion in a binder. It is plastic laminated for weatherproofing and durability.

Pencil, Paper and Stars

The Handbook of Traditional & Emergency Navigation
Author: Alastair Buchan
Publisher: Fernhurst Books
ISBN: 1909911038
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
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TodayÕs sailors rely on GPS for position finding and passage making. But what happens if your electronic navigation systems fail? This book provides you with simple, practical, get-you-home navigation techniques that could save you in an emergency. These easy techniques require no complicated mathematics. Learn the principles of navigation and you will have confidence in your decision-making when you need it most. You will also learn how to make simple instruments using materials and equipment likely to be found on every boat, and how to use them at sea. With colourful and clear diagrams to aid learning, you will be confident in continuing your passage in a safe and seamanlike manner if the electronics let you down.

The American practical navigator : an epitome of navigation


Author: Nathaniel Bowditch,National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837540
Category: History
Page: 879
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Nathanial Bowditch first published this encyclopedic work in 1802. During the last two centuries over 75 editions, almost 1,000,000 copies, of Bowditch have been published by the US Government. It has lived because it has combined the best technologies of each generation of navigator. This Edition includes the latest advances in electronic navigation and digital charting technology. It also covers nonelectronic navigation such as celestial, plotting and dead reckoning. Bowditch contains numerous tables which have been valued for years by practicing navigators. Bowditch is carried on the bridge of every U.S. Navy ship and should be the mainstay of any serious navigator's library. Paradise Cay and Celestaire's commercial edition of Bowditch is a complete copy of the latest Government edition.

Information Sciences and Systems 2014

Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences
Author: Tadeusz Czachórski,Erol Gelenbe,Ricardo Lent
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319094653
Category: Computers
Page: 423
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Based on a rigorous selection of submissions to The 29th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2014), this books includes some of the most recent ideas and technical results in computer systems, computer science, and computer-communication networks. It offers the reader a timely access to innovative research and advances in computing and communications from many different areas of the world. The topics covered include (but are not limited to) computer architectures and digital systems, algorithms, theory, software engineering, data engineering, computational intelligence, system security, computer systems and networks, performance modeling and analysis, distributed and parallel systems, bioinformatics, computer vision and significant applications such as medical informatics and imaging. The 29th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2014) took place in Krakow Old City, Poland on October, 27–8, 2014.

Information Systems and Technologies to Support Learning

Proceedings of EMENA-ISTL 2018
Author: Álvaro Rocha,Mohammed Serrhini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030035778
Category: Computers
Page: 707
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This book features a selection of articles from the second edition of the conference Europe Middle East & North Africa Information Systems and Technologies to Support Learning 2018 (EMENA-ISTL'18), held in Fez, Morocco between 25th and 27th October 2018. EMENA-ISTL’18 was a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent findings and innovations, current trends, professional experiences and challenges in information systems & technologies to support learning. The main topics covered are: A) information systems technologies to support education; B) education in science, technology, engineering and Mathematics; C) emerging technologies in education learning innovation in the digital age; D) software systems, architectures, applications and tools; E) multimedia systems and applications; F) computer communications and networks; G) IOT, smart cities and people, wireless, sensor and ad-hoc networks; H) organizational models and information systems and technologies; I) human–computer Interaction; J) computers & security, ethics and data-forensic; K) health informatics, and medical informatics security; l) information and knowledge management; m) big data analytics and applications, intelligent data systems, and machine learning; n) artificial intelligence, high performance computing; o) mobile, embedded and ubiquitous systems; p) language and image processing, computer graphics and vision; and q) the interdisciplinary field of fuzzy logic and data mining.

Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Systems

13th International Conference, QShine 2017, Dalian, China, December 16 -17, 2017, Proceedings
Author: Lei Wang,Tie Qiu,Wenbing Zhao
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319780786
Category: Computers
Page: 260
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks, QShine 2017, held in Dalian, China, in December 2017. The 25 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 43 submissions. The papers are organized thematically in tracks, starting with mobile and wireless networks, quality and reliability, wireless networking algorithms and protocols, and smart applications.

Plattsmouth Bridge Study, Cass County, Nebraska, and Mills County, Iowa

Environmental Impact Statement
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Annotated Navigation Rules

International Vs. Us Inland
Author: David Burch
Publisher: Starpath Publications
ISBN: 0914025252
Category:
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This edition of the Navigation Rules has been highlighted to show all differences between the US Inland and the International versions of the Rules using the following codes. YELLOW means the rules are different. ORANGE means the rule is unique to Inland Rules. BLUE means the rule unique to International Rules. GREEN means differernt wording, but no practical difference. This product has been prepared and distributed by Starpath Publications to promote a better understanding of the Navigation Rules.

American Practical Navigator


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nautical astronomy
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The Lost Art of Finding Our Way


Author: John Edward Huth
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674074815
Category: Science
Page: 539
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Long before GPS and Google Earth, humans traveled vast distances using environmental clues and simple instruments. What else is lost when technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way? Illustrated with 200 drawings, this narrative—part treatise, part travelogue, and part navigational history—brings our own world into sharper view.

Technical Manual


Author: Rick Sternbach,Michael Okuda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439108567
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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The Star Trek: The Next Generation® Technical Manual, written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda, the technical advisors to Star Trek: The Next Generation, provides a comprehensive schematization of a Galaxy-class starship. From the bridge to the shuttlebays, from the transporter room to crews' quarters, this book provides a never-before-seen glimpse at the inner, intricate workings of the most incredible starship ever conceived. Full of diagrams, technical schematics, and ship's plans, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual also takes a detailed look at the principles behind Star Trek®'s awesome technology -- from phasers to warp drive to the incredible holodeck.

Aviator's Guide to Navigation


Author: Donald J. Clausing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070117921
Category: Transportation
Page: 342
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A guide to modern navigation for aviators.

Current Hydraulic Laboratory Research in the United States


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hydraulic engineering
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NASA Technical Note

1753-1767
Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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CONTROL, GUIDANCE, AND NAVIGATION OF SPACECRAFT


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 56
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Celestial Navigation


Author: David Burch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780914025016
Category: Nautical astronomy
Page: 256
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Inland and Coastal Navigation


Author: David Burch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780914025146
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
View: 9016
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This book is an updated edition of a text that has been used in navigation courses for 25 years. It covers practical smallcraft navigation (sail or power), starting from the basics and ending with all that is needed to navigate safely and effi - ciently on inland and coastal waters in all weather conditions. It is for beginners, starting from scratch, or for more seasoned mariners who wish to expand their skills. Topics include: Charts, Chart Reading, and Chart Plotting Instruments and Logbook Procedures Compass Use Piloting and Dead Reckoning Lights and Buoyage Tides and Currents Rules of the Road GPS and other Electronic Aids