The Seven Seas Calendar 2018

Author: Ferenc Máté
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ISBN: 9780920256909
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Sailing from the Tuamotus to the Hebrides, from the Seychelles to the coast of Maine, this year's voyage lingers in the warm, azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. We drop anchor at the islands of Capri, Sardinia, Corsica, Elba and of course the Island of Monte Cristo.

The Seven Seas 2000

Author: Ferenc Máté
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780920256398
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In its seventeenth year as North America's favorite sailing calendar, The Seven Seas will sweep you away to the most exotic and wondrous places on earth. Aboard classic yawls and schooners you will sail off to the fjords of Greenland and the palm-fringed Seychelles, to classical ruins on the Turkish coast and the lush jungle coves of Papua New Guinea. The four-color antique charts screened behind the date-grid will heighten the sense of adventure.

Mariner S Book Of Days 2017

Author: Sheridan House
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ISBN: 9781608934737
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The Mariner s Book of Days is an annual treasure. Year by year it takes us on a new and different 365-day imaginary voyage through time, an encyclopedic passage through the maritime past, present and future. Since its inception in 1992, The Mariner s Book of Days has been hailed as the best, most entertaining nautical desk diary and calendar to see print."

A Vineyard In Tuscany

Author: Ferenc Maté
Publisher: Albatross
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In this intimate and uproarious story, two daring New Yorkers convert an ancient abandoned farm into a world-renowned winery. By the author of the international bestseller The Hills of Tuscany.

Seasons Of Tuscany

Author: Ferenc Máté
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ISBN: 9780920256893
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From the world-renowned photographer who for 32 years brought to sailors the adventure, mystery and beauty of the Seven Seas in North America's most-beloved sailing calendar, now comes a magnificent new work a-brim with the romance of Tuscany. The rolling hills, the medieval hill-towns, the luminous sky that inspired the masters of the Renaiscanc is one of nature's and man's most awe inspiring achievements. Photographer Ferenc Máté, a 30 year resident of Tuscany, captures it all throughout the seasons. From brooding castles, to dreamy farmhouses, from tiny hamlets to the endless open landscapes, Mr.Máté's images never cease to amaze-- they invite us to dream. Of course Tuscany has the world's best food and wine. So each month's date grid has an insert of the best dish of the season, and a link to the complete recipes. So buonviaggio and buon-appetito.

The Book Of Wooden Boats

Author: Benjamin Mendlowitz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393048993
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Photographs highlight the beauty and craftsmanship of restored wooden boats and new boats built from traditional and new designs

Sea Power

Author: Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735220603
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From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world’s most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world’s oceans from the admiral’s chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution. When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan’s legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject.

Tides

Author: Jonathan White
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595348069
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In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture—the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides.

Cruising Boat Basics

Author: Cap'n Fatty Goodlander
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ISBN: 9781979372107
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This book contains 58 years of seamanship and ship's husbandry distilled into more than 350 readable pages. It is chockfull of technical information gathered during three circumnavigations and a lifetime of living aboard in foreign ports. It tells you the nitty-gritty technical details of the sea gypsy lifestyle. It isn't merely about the boat, it is also about the knowledge required to safely handle that boat and, ultimately, how to manage the cruise as well. It contains what every sea gypsy understands-but few marine publications address-the good, the bad, and the ugly of ocean cruising. It does not cop-out by telling you to throw money at your problems by hiring marine experts. It does exactly the opposite. It informs you how to not need those experts. It clearly communicates the morality, the economy, the karma, and the delights of sailing the world with empty pockets and full hearts. Cruising offshore isn't rocket science. It is all basic, logical stuff. The skills required can be explained step-by-step. This book reveals the reality of buying a well-found, inexpensive boat and outfitting it for living aboard-then taking it inshore gunkholing, coastal sailing, offshore cruising, and ocean storm-strutting. Reading this book is like sitting in the cockpit of a battered ketch at anchor in an exotic port-and having one of the most famous circumnavigators spin yarns, tell jokes, and give the most outrageous of advice on cruising under sail. Forget the "you gotta have a pile of money" rock-hugger thinking. You don't. There are a million good reasons why not to go to sea-lack of money is not one of them. Basic seamanship is far more important than coinage-and you can't buy seamanship. In fact, circumnavigators with large purses actually have less fun than work-as-you-sail sea gypsies. This book was not written for the edification of Topside-clad yachtsmen or teak-trodding credit card captains-but rather for the working-class sailor attempting to transit from dirt dweller to ocean vagabond without losing sight of the daily fun factor. Does sailing across an ocean on a small vessel seem like an immense challenge? It doesn't need to be-if you are prepared with a well-found boat, strong offshore safety gear, and some basic seamanship skills. Fatty and his wife Carolyn are currently on their fourth circumnavigation. They sail across oceans with no more concern than most yachties experience while putt-putting to the fuel dock. Are you just getting your sealegs but have a burning desire to live within Mother Ocean's warm embrace? To be truly free? To sail to Borneo, Madagascar, Cocos Keeling, the Caribbean, and Chagos? To kiss life full on the lips from the deck of a small boat on a big ocean? Then you are in luck. This book is written with the specific aim of helping sailors exactly like you accomplish these very real, very worthwhile cruising dreams-without a massive amount of money, complication, or BS. Welcome aboard!

Tall Ships Today

Author: Nigel Rowe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147290348X
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Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book Â? supported and endorsed by Sail Training International Â? is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world's most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the most spectacular regattas, races and adventurous passages, and the huge array of people who sail on them. With gorgeous photography and absorbing text, the book is divided into four chapters: 1) Origins and Evolution, telling the story of tall ships, giving a fascinating perspective on the impact of the development of international trade, conflict, design, technology and navigation 2) Tall Ships Today, celebrating the diversity of over 100 of the most interesting and famous tall ships in the world, with beautiful photography, key statistics and brief text on their histories 3) The Tall Ships Experience, following life on board and exploring how being part of the crew develops life, leadership and employability skills 4) Racing, Regattas and Passages, with at-sea and in-port photography featuring the most spectacular assemblies of sail that bring tall ships to the attention of millions worldwide With unique access to the very best photography and up to date information, this stunning book showcases just why tall ships continue to inspire and captivate people all over the world. Includes a Preface from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and a Foreword from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.