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Celestial navigation is one of the oldest of the mariner’s arts – and one of the most awe-inspiring. It is also essential for every ocean sailor who wants to be able to fix his position should the GPS fail. Tom Cunliffe shows you how to master the art in easy stages. Within a few pages you’ll be taking your first sight. From there it is a short step to plotting your position, wherever you may be on the world’s oceans. Whether you need to pass... more...

The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape. More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure.... more...


The origins of a permanent French sailing navy can be traced to the work of Cardinal Richelieu in the 1620s, but a virtually new Marine Royale had to be re-created by Colbert from 1661. Thereafter, Louis XIV's navy grew rapidly to become the largest and most powerful in the world, at the same time establishing a reputation for the quality of its ship design that lasted until the end of the Age of Sail. This book is the first comprehensive listing of... more...

Cooking with Glo is a return to a dab and a pinch, a dollop and a sprinkle. This is cooking learned at a mother’s apron strings; and her mother from her mother. McNeill believes that healthy cooking is social, convivial and accessible, and the recipes contained here are dispensed with a charm, wit and the sage wisdom pulled from a full life. She really is the Mrs. Beeton for our times.



After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned, they found four... more...

Originally published in 1724―and now with an introduction and commentary by David Cordingly, best-selling author of the pirate classic Under the Black Flag―this famous account of the most notorious pirates of the day was an immediate success. Written by the mysterious Captain Johnson, it appeared in the book world at a time since described as the “Golden Age of Piracy” and vividly captures the realities of... more...

A challenge to the prevailing idea that Confederate ironclads were inherently defective.   The development of steam propulsion machinery in warships during the nineteenth century, in conjunction with iron armor and shell guns, resulted in a technological revolution in the world’s navies. Warships utilizing all of these technologies were built in France and Great Britain in the 1850s, but it was during the American Civil War... more...

The primary focus of Fundamentals of High Accuracy Inertial Navigation is on the physical and mathematical principles forming the basis for inertial navigation. The material in the book is directly applicable to the inertial navigation of all types of vehicles whether on land, in or on the ocean, in the atmosphere, or in space in the vicinity of the Earth.