Boats, Boffins and Bowlines

The Stories of Sailing Inventors and Innovations

Author: George Drower

Publisher: The History Press

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Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Which woman made the first solo transatlantic crossing? Who saved thousands of lives with the invention of navigation lights? What is the story behind the invention of the compass? Who was Francis Beaufort and how did he come to devise the Beaufort wind scale, still used to this day? Why did William Petty invent the catamaran (in 1662)? Many of us know the story of modern sailing pioneers - Dame Ellen MacArthur and Francis Chichester, Claire Francis and the challengers of the Americas Cup - but what about those unsung heroes who invented the mechanisms and technology which enabled sailors to speed across the oceans and navigate more safely? This fascinating book reveals the extraordinary stories behind the apparatus which many take for granted. Learn how the Frenchman Boulanger produced the first binoculars in 1859, enabling sailors to spy landmarks more effectively; or how William Armstrong earned sailors' gratitude by devising the yacht winch. From cloud classification and screw propellers to radio telephones and the measurement of tides, from the sextant to the first fibreglass boat, this collection of stories, with a foreword by Ben Ainslie, Olympic gold medal winner, will inspire and intrigue sailors everywhere.

National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Naval Institute Proceedings

Author: United States Naval Institute

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Category: Naval art and science

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Book Review Index

A Master Cumulation 1965-1984

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Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

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Pure & Applied Science Books, 1876-1982

Subject Index, Author Index, Title Index

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Category: Science

Page: 7784

View: 475

Over 220,000 entries representing some 56,000 Library of Congress subject headings. Covers all disciplines of science and technology, e.g., engineering, agriculture, and domestic arts. Also contains at least 5000 titles published before 1876. Has many applications in libraries, information centers, and other organizations concerned with scientific and technological literature. Subject index contains main listing of entries. Each entry gives cataloging as prepared by the Library of Congress. Author/title indexes

Sailing Adventures in Paradise

South Seas Cruising in a Sailboat. NEW! Revised and illustrated

Author: Vincent Bossley

Publisher: Vincent Bossley

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Category: Travel

Page: 435

View: 694

Chronicle of authors' four years sailing adventure in the Pacific Ocean and South Seas Islands. Told through the eyes of his sailboat it is a most refreshing and knowledge filled narrative with many insights and problem solving events. Great reading for anyone planning or contemplating planning their own sailing odyssey. Also includes '101 Dollar Saving Tips' useful for the cruising sailor.