Yachtmaster for Sail and Power: A Manual for the RYA by Alison Noice

By Alison Noice

Yachtmaster for Sail and tool is an immense reference e-book that has proved beneficial for the various sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore direction. This hugely revered and refreshingly sensible learn advisor covers the complete syllabus intimately, illustrated all through with colour pictures, charts, and examples.

It covers:

Chartwork--with worthy, well-explained examples digital navigation--how to take advantage of the newest expertise for secure navigation: radar, digital chart plotting, and GPS Pilotage--buoyage absolutely defined and illustrated Communications--information on present maritime communications together with GMDSS Weather--the components of meteorology, climate resources, and forecasts defense and survival--all the hot SOLAS rules intimately balance and buoyancy--the major rules easily defined.

With new paintings, the newest updates, and a contemporary layout, this fourth version compliments the Yachtmaster syllabus and assists with examination practise. it's a necessary significant other for an individual enrolling within the RYA Yachtmaster path, even if for sail or power.

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One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility by Zack Furness

By Zack Furness

Even though hundreds of thousands of individuals within the usa like to journey bicycles for workout or rest, information convey that only one in keeping with cent of the full U.S. inhabitants experience bicycles for transportation - and rarely part as many use motorcycles to go back and forth to paintings. In his unique and interesting booklet, "One much less Car", Zack Furness examines what it ability traditionally, culturally, socio economically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. offering an underground way of life of motorcycle fanatics who aggressively withstand motor vehicle tradition, Furness maps out the cultural trajectories among mobility, know-how, city area and way of life. He connects bicycling to radical politics, public demonstrations, substitute media creation (e.g., 'zines), in addition to to the improvement of group courses during the international. "One much less automobile" additionally positions the bicycle as an item with which to research and critique a few of the dominant cultural and political formations within the U.S. - or even breaks down obstacles of race, classification and gender privilege which are interconnected to mobility. For Furness, bicycles not just unencumber humans from expertise, in addition they help social and environmental justice. So, he asks, why aren't extra american citizens adopting them for his or her transportation wishes?

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The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan

By Andrea J. Buchanan

The bold booklet for Girls is the handbook for every little thing that women have to know—and that does not suggest stitching buttonholes! no matter if it is girl heroes in background, mystery note-passing abilities, technology initiatives, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the appropriate cartwheel or the everlasting secret of what boys are pondering, this booklet has all of it. yet it is not only a advisor to guffawing at sleepovers—although that is integrated, in fact! no matter if readers give some thought to themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or just a little of either, this booklet is each girl's invitation to adventure.

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Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Petersen

By Grant Petersen

Within the similar method that Michael Pollan’s narrow bestseller foodstuff principles introduced a gust of good judgment to the standard job of consuming, simply trip is a revelation. omit the ultralight, uncomfortable motorcycles, flashy jerseys, clunky sneakers that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of never-ending miles. as an alternative, trip such as you did if you happen to have been a kid—just get in your motorcycle and observe the natural pleasure of driving it. A reformed racer who’s commuted by way of motorcycle on a daily basis due to the fact 1980, whose writings and critiques seem in significant bicycling and open air magazines, and whose corporation, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes motorcycles for riders able to decide out of a tradition overrun via racing, provide Petersen stocks a life of unforeseen proof, debatable evaluations, professional thoughts, and his personal maverick philosophy. In 87 brief, two-to-three web page chapters, it covers: • driving: count number Days, now not Miles; nook Like Jackie Robinson; Steer together with your Hips, Shift along with your Legs • Suiting Up: The footwear Ruse; Ponchos—the final Unracer’s Garment • safeguard: number one Rule—Be noticeable; Helmets Aren’t All They’re Cracked as much as Be • healthiness and health: Why using Is awful All-Around workout; Saddles Don’t reason Impotence; Drink whilst You’re Thirsty—Not prior to additionally contains chapters on add-ons, maintenance, and Technicalities in addition to a last bankruptcy titled “Velosophy” that comes with the fundamental, memorable notion: Your motorbike Is a Toy—Have enjoyable with It.

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The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners: Everything by Tori Bortman

By Tori Bortman

Bicycling is present process a renaissance during this kingdom as hundreds of thousands of individuals are taking to the streets during this nostalgic, liked hobby. From paying for one's first motorcycle to studying all its diverse elements, Bicycling colossal booklet of biking for novices is the go-to consultant for any starting cyclist's assortment. The large territory of biking and its elements turns into a welcome terrain for any rider who desires to trip smarter, speedier, and more secure utilizing this outstanding wealth of information. because the revenues of recent bicycles raise each year, those important advice will teach and tell starting cyclists so that they practice to the utmost power, all whereas having fun.

Trusted bicycle advisor Tori Bortman distills the necessities each starting bike owner must comprehend. She covers kinds of rides, the parts of bicycles, right biking garments and kit, simple highway talents, food, education, upkeep, and the way to journey for a reason. She additionally explores how one can method biking from the conceptual beginnings into tangible, real-time proof approximately driving as a brand new bicycle owner, in addition to elaborating at the bountiful overall healthiness merits of biking, together with weight-loss, rigidity relief, and boosted immunity. this is often the last word advisor to bicycling information for starting cyclists.

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The Navstar Global Positioning System by Tom Logsdon

By Tom Logsdon

Duringthe PersianGulfWaragroupofAmericansoldiersscoopedup anew recruitatRijaid Airport, thendrovehim, withblackenedheadlights, without delay throughout miles oftractless desertsand.Squintingtoward the horizon, hecould see virtually not anything whilst without notice the motive force mashed at the brakes, gave him a short salute, and recommended him to step out into the darkness. As his bootssankintothesand, hewasstunned torealizethathewasonlyafew toes clear of the flap of his tent. sooner than taking off, the driving force had keyed the tent'scoordinates right into a Navstar receiver, so itcould advisor him again back. nobody understands precisely what number Navstar receivers ended up serving coalition forces alongside the Persian Gulf simply because moms and fathers-and sweethearts, too-located a couple of stray devices at the cabinets of marinesupply houses/plunked down their cash, and convey mailed them to their household within the Persian Gulf. a couple of inventive squaddies known as stateside providers lengthy distance, then used their charge cards to reserve receivers, lots of which arrived in Saudi Arabiaa dayortwolateraboardcommercialjetliners. Bythe timetheground struggle eventually all started, 4,000 to 7,000 Navstar receivers have been clutched within the fingers of thankful American squaddies. They have been used to lead fuel-starved airplanes for linkups with aerial tankers, to drag in air moves opposed to enemy emplacements, to steer mess vans towards hungry troops, and to vector distinctive Forcesunits intheir muffled dune buggies deep behindenemylines. Afew enterprising army engineers discovered easy methods to stick with meandering goat trails in order that they may well find underground springs the place the goats wa tered themselves. They then used their handheld Navstar receivers to checklist the ideal coordinates of every spring, therefore insuring clean water provides for onrushing troops.

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