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Burch at the Helm: Navigation and Weather Articles from the Pages of Blue Water Sailing Magazine

by David Burch & Tobias Burch

The articles included here were originally published in Blue Water Sailing magazine over a period of several years. They cover diverse topics, but each is intended to enhance the safety and efficiency of navigation....


Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

by Mary Blewitt

There is deep mystery and profound satisfaction in finding your position on earth by reference to the sun, moon, and stars--not to mention profound relief when the GPS receiver stops working in mid-passage....


Flight Discipline

by Anthony Kern

Flight Discipline is the complete tool kit for any aviator, whether military, commercial, or recreational, to develop the crack discipline needed to be a safe and effective aviator. Major Tony Kern analyses...


Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

by Harold Gatty

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements...


Seamanship Techniques: Shipboard and Marine Operations

by David House

Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fourth edition of this book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation...


In Kon-Tiki's Wake

by Pete J Capelotti

It was the original Survivor series, only without the omnipresent cameras, paramedics, and faux tribal rituals. Between the spring of 1947 and the summer of the year 2006, more than forty expeditions sought...


The Pirate Wars

by Peter Earle

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality...


Sextant

by David Barrie

In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments...


Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

by Glen Van Brummelen

Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the...


Navigation Rules

by U.S.C.G.

These are the official rules updated and corrected for 2017 - 2018. 

 

They are clearly laid out in plain English. 

 

There is a code to download a FREE APP which links to many videos which illustrate the...


Mobilities and Inequality

by Timo Ohnmacht & Hanja Maksim

This book opens up the debate on the interrelations between space and mobilities with regard to different dimensions of social inequality. Based on the premise that the dynamics caused by modernization, globalization,...


Astro-Navigation from Square One to Ocean Master

by Alan Murray

Astro-navigation from Square One to Ocean-master begins at the very beginning of this relatively complex subject and progresses logically through all the required "astro skills". Each new concept builds on UNDERSTANDING...


A Fateful Letter

by Alan Murray

Can a teenage thug that is beyond all hope and hated by his neighbours fall in love? Does he have feelings like all other so called humans? Most of us think it's impossible, or maybe we can't imagine it. Well...


Guide to the Alaska Highway: Your Complete Driving Guide

by Ron Dalby

Traveling across the great northern expanses from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska, the 1,500-mile Alaska Highway remains one of the greatest driving adventures of all time. Inside you...


The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail

by Glenn Turner

The Toronto Carrying Place trail linked Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, and helped shape the development of Ontario. Its influence is still felt today, though much of the original trail is obscured. Glenn Turner...


Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

by Gary L. Pinkerton

Trammel’s Trace tells the story of a borderlands smuggler and an important passageway into early Texas.

Trammel’s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the United States into the northern...


A Camper's Guide to the Map and Compass - A Collection of Historical Camping Articles on Orienteering in the Great Outdoors

by Various

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


Aboriginal Navigation Off the West Coast of South America

by S. K. Lothrop

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Finding North

by George Michelsen Foy

Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory,...


Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

by Eric Jay Dolin

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, telling the story of America...