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, 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 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.

Emergency Navigation, 2nd Edition : Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner

Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner
Author: David Burch
Publisher: Mcgraw-hill
ISBN: 9780071481847
Category: Sports & Recreation
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

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.

Wilderness Navigation Handbook


Author: Fred Touche,Anne Price
Publisher: Touche Publishing
ISBN: 9780973252705
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
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Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination with each other to navigate any area. Factors that cause tools and techniques to fail are discussed, such as why an altimeter often shows the wrong elevation, a GPS position is sometimes off track, and the sun often points in an unexpected direction. Twenty-one real-life scenarios provide practical wisdom for even the most intrepid navigator. Specific information on using the moon for directions and the stars for position, measuring boiling water temperature for elevation, map projections, map datums, great circle routes, and the UTM/UPS grid system is included.

Prepper's Survival Navigation

Find Your Way with Map and Compass as well as Stars, Mountains, Rivers and other Wilderness Signs
Author: Walter Glen Martin
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612437044
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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An easy-to-understand primer on time-tested navigation techniques that work when your GPS fails When disaster strikes and your GPS is useless, ancient navigation techniques will ensure your survival. With this book, you can easily travel through even the farthest, remotest places. Utilizing tips from US Army manuals and lifelong wilderness experts, you’ll learn lifesaving navigation techniques, including how to: • Orient yourself using a topographical map • Find north using a compass, shadows and stars • Calculate distance using landmarks and pace count • Navigate unfamiliar terrain using dead reckoning • Travel in low visibility with a navigator and point person • Use landscape features to pinpoint location This definitive guide to terrain navigation also teaches you essential survival skills like fire craft, water procurement and shelter making.

First Responder

Your First Response in Emergency Care
Author: David Schottke,American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763740313
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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The Only First Responder Training Program Endorsed By A National Organization, First Responder, Fourth Edition Continues With An Assessment-Based Approach To First Responder Training. The Fourth Edition Fully Integrates The 2005 CPR And ECC Guidelines And Includes New Chapters On: Communications And Documentation; Geriatric Emergencies; And Terrorism Awareness. Designed To Meet The Needs Of Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Fighters, Rescue Squad Personnel, Athletic Trainers, College Students, And Laypersons, The New Features Found In The Fourth Edition Will Help Students Take The Next Step Toward Becoming Outstanding First Responders. These Features Include: Endorsement By The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons; You Are The Provider, Attention-Grabbing Case Studies Found In Every Chapter; Special Population Tips, Disucssing The Specific Needs And Emergency Care Of Special Populations, Including Pediatric, Geriatric, And Special Needs Patients; Enhanced Skill Drills; And First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, Packaged Free With The Fourth Edition. The Fourth Edition Fully Integrates The 2005 CPR And ECC Guidelines And Includes New Chapters On: ++ Communications And Documentation ++ Geriatric Emergencies ++ Terrorism Awareness Designed To Meet The Needs Of Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Fighters, Rescue Squad Personnel, Athletic Trainers, College Students, And Laypersons, The New Features Found In The Fourth Edition Will Help Students Take The Next Step Toward Becoming Outstanding First Responders. These Features Include: ++ Endorsement By The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons ++ You Are The Provider, Attention-Grabbing Case Studies Found In Every Chapter ++ Special Population Tips, Discussing The Specific Needs And Emergency Care Of Special Populations, Including Pediatric, Geriatric, And Special Needs Patients ++ Enhanced Skill Drills ++ First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, Packaged Free With The Fourth Edition

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: 916
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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.

Ultimate Navigation Manual


Author: Lyle Brotherton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007424612
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator.

Basic Coastal Navigation

An Introduction to Piloting for Sail and Power
Author: Frank J. Larkin
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090529
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 278
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Frank J. Larkin is a master amriner with some thirty years of boating experience.

The Barefoot Navigator

Wayfinding with the Skills of the Ancients
Author: Jack Lagan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472944798
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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'Navigation with sextant and almanac is as user-friendly as a corneredrat.' Barefoot Navigator introducesus to a unique take on navigation – using the skills of the ancients and technology-free techniques, we learn how to navigate using the sun, sea, wind and stars, and even the flight patterns of ocean birds. The first part of this absorbing book recounts a colourful history of seafarers and their navigation techniques. How did the Polynesians manage to populate an area of ocean larger than North America simply by analysing clouds,currents and wind direction? How did the Vikings routinely travel on the notorious stretches of water between Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia? The second part shows how to use these ancient techniques to supplement today's navigational hardware, especially in survival situations. Fascinating history, useful advice, enjoyable writing, and different to every other navigation reference out there, this second edition has been beautifully packaged in a hardback format, with new illustrations and thoroughly revised text.

Emergency Contact


Author: Mary H. K. Choi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534408983
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 400
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“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Includes Navigate 2 Essentials Access


Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,Aaos
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128408017X
Category: Medical
Page: 1582
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In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and laid the foundation of EMS training. Today, the Eleventh Edition transforms how EMS education is delivered throughout the world and helps develop world-class EMS providers around the globe. Based on the National EMS Education Standards and the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines, the Eleventh Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures students’ comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create a robust and innovative EMT training solution. Today, the AAOS suite of EMS educational resources, from first aid and CPR to critical care transport, is the gold standard in training programs by offering exceptional content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today’s educators and students. Current State-of-the-Art Medical Content The Eleventh Edition aligns with current medical standards—from PHTLS to NASEMSO—and incorporates evidence-based medical concepts to ensure students and instructors have accurate, insightful interpretation of medical science as it applies to prehospital medicine today. Application to Real-World EMS Through evolving patient case studies in each chapter, the Eleventh Edition gives students real-world context to apply the knowledge gained in the chapter, clarifying how the information is used to care for patients in the field, and pushing students to engage in critical thinking and discussion. A Foundation for Life The Eleventh Edition is built on the premise that students need a solid foundation in the basics and then appropriate reinforcement. The Eleventh Edition provides students with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology. Concepts are briefly reviewed within related subsequent chapters, solidifying the foundational knowledge and offering a context when studying specific emergencies. Patient Assessment, a critical topic, is presented as a single, comprehensive chapter, to ensure students understand patient assessment as a single, integrated process—the way providers actually practice it in the field. Core concepts of Patient Assessment are reinforced in clinical chapters, where the unique aspects of the illness or injury are highlighted.

Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets


Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),Nancy L. Caroline
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284104885
Category: Medical
Page: 2500
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This fully updated training system covers every competency statement of the National EMS Education Standards for Paramedics with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking.

Information Sciences and Systems 2014

Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences
Author: Tadeusz Czachórski,E. 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.

Intermediate Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured


Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763722449
Category: Medical
Page: 1598
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This text bridges the gap between the two curricula while still keeping them separate, making it user friendly for any instructor and students.

Emergency

This Book Will Save Your Life
Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062136461
Category: Self-Help
Page: 432
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Featuring all new material not included in the print edition, including: two deleted chapters, the contents of Neil’s Bugout Bag, a disaster survival cheat sheet on how to survive 35 catastrophic events, and ten emergency-preparedness myths that can kill you. Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation. What can you do when it all hits the fan? You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system. **I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes.** So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length worksince the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year. After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes–and now of world financial meltdown–Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future. With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It's one man's story of a dangerous world–and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...

Navigation for Dummies

30-Minute Guide on Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use and Advanced Navigation Methods in the Wilderness: (Prepper's Guide, Survival Guide, Emergency)
Author: Nathan Craig
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539067597
Category:
Page: 24
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Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness Many people love the outdoors but often fail to consider what may happen if they become lost in the wilderness. It is one of those things that most people assume happens to others and could never happen to them. However, it can and does happen to anyone. A simple wrong turn, a heavy fog, or even a panicked run from a dangerous animal can all leave you lost and wondering which direction you need to move in to make it safely home. Complications often arise as night starts to arrive and you need to have a shelter as well as finding food and drink. It is essential to tackle all issues after a good night's rest and, preferably, on a full stomach. This will ensure you are thinking straight. There are a variety of methods which can be used to help you navigate your way back to civilization; many of these are detailed in this book although there are always more options. The main topics covered include: The use of GPS to aid walking and why they cannot always be relied on. How to navigate with a map and compass. How to navigate without any aids; by using the natural methods. Download your E book "Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!