Coastal Turmoil

Winds, Waves and Tidal Races

Author: Ken Endean

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 590

Most boating is done in coastal waters, yet being close to land can often present greater dangers than sailing offshore. Near to the coast, sea conditions are more complex: winds and currents change in strength and direction, often unpredictably, waves are distorted by shallows, and even in fine weather there are tidal races, tricky headlands and other areas of rough water that can increase the risks of human error, gear failure and seasickness. Many of the recommended techniques used in offshore voyaging - such as lying to a sea anchor or trailing warps - are not suitable when close to land. In this highly practical guide, filled with helpful tips, real-time techniques and sound advice borne of years of first hand experience, Ken Endean explains the phenomena of rough water and shows how a good understanding of coastal sea conditions and careful passage planning should enable boaters to avoid the roughest areas, seek shelter underway and thereby reduce passage times. He includes advice on: coastal winds and waves, shallow water and shoaling, swells and currents, tides and currents in conflict, estuary effects, bars and banks, when to take the long way, how to read the surface, getting into harbour safely, making the most of smooth water, and much more. Coastal boaters have little scope for mistakes and plenty of opportunities to exercise skill and sound seamanship - this practical down-to-earth book will enable everyone, whether in a yacht or a powerboat, to do just that.

Look Alive Out There


Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: MCD


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 326

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays! From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There—a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat. More of a blazer, really. Fans of I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number know Sloane Crosley’s life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. In Look Alive Out There, whether it’s playing herself on Gossip Girl,scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, befriending swingers, or staring down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors—Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris—and crafted something rare, affecting, and true. Look Alive Out There arrives on the tenth anniversary of I Was Told There’d be Cake, and Crosley’s essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier. And yet she’s still very much herself, and it’s great to have her back—and not a moment too soon (or late, for that matter).

The Aghlabids and their Neighbors

Art and Material Culture in Ninth-Century North Africa

Author: Glaire D. Anderson

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 726

View: 912

In The Aghlabids and their Neighbors an international group of scholars present the latest research on the history, art, architecture, archaeology, and numismatics of a major early Islamic dynasty, illuminating their place within medieval social and economic networks.

China and the Asian Seas

Trade, Travel, and Visions of the Other (1400-1750)

Author: Roderich Ptak

Publisher: Variorum


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 844

China's seaborne trade in the early modern period consisted of three sectors: government trade, tribute trade, and private trade. The first two were particularly active in the early 15th century, whereas private sea trade, both legal and illegal, was more dominant in later periods. The articles in the first part of this book mainly feature the early 15th century. They discuss structural issues and also deal with Cheng Ho's voyages into the Indian Ocean and the later accounts of this. The next part surveys the period dominated by private trade, with comparisons between the Chinese and the Portuguese trading systems. Part 3 discusses views of the 'Other', in this case Chinese views of maritime Asia. This involves detailed investigations of ethnographic accounts and shows that much work hitherto taken at face value by historians, should be reinvestigated in the light of sino-centric ideas and traditional Chinese rhetoric.

The Middle East in Turmoil

Author: John V. Canfield

Publisher: Nova Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 171

Middle East in Turmoil, Volume 1

Trend, Tradition, and Turmoil

What Happened to the Southeastern Archaic? : Proceedings of the Third Caldwell Conference, St. Catherines Island, Georgia, May 9-11, 2008

Author: David Hurst Thomas



Category: Excavations

Page: 341

View: 429

The late Archaic of the American Southeast is typically described as a time of population growth, innovative developments in subsistence strategies, and increased social complexity. Although it is difficult to generalize, many early Woodland communities are characterized as relatively small scale, fairly mobile foragers organized into unranked or minimally ranked lineages and clans. Early Woodland groups also seem to be more socially isolated than their late Archaic predecessors, with a decline in regional exchange networks. The papers in this volume were presented at a conference entitled "What Happened in the Late Archaic?" which was co-sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and the St. Catherines Island Foundation and held on St. Catherines Island (Georgia), May 9-11, 2008. The Third Caldwell Conference invited the participants to engage the appropriate archaeological data from the American Southeast, specifically addressing the nature of change during the late Archaic-early Woodland transition. This volume consists of a dozen substantive papers, followed by three discussant contributions.

Orissa in Turmoil

A Study in Political Developments

Author: Sunit Ghosh

Publisher: Calcutta : Sankha


Category: Odisha (India)

Page: 200

View: 160


the Druzes, Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict

Author: Najib Alamuddin

Publisher: Quartet Books (UK)


Category: History

Page: 292

View: 139

Africa in turmoil

a reflection on military coups in Africa

Author: Dons Eze



Category: History

Page: 280

View: 962

Scotland in turmoil

a social and environmental assessment of the impact of North Sea oil and gas on communities in the north of Scotland

Author: Dr. John Francis



Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 108

View: 685

Study made under the auspices of the Church of Scotland.