La patente nautica
Author: Massimo Caimmi
Publisher: HOEPLI EDITORE
Un testo che si raccomanda per la preparazione dell'esame della patente nautica, frutto della lunga esperienza marinaresca e didattica di Massimo Caimmi. L'autore analizza con estrema chiarezza tutti i temi teorici e, per quel che è possibile, pratici previsti dal vasto programma d'esame che spazia dalla normativa alle caratteristiche della barca, dal carteggio al meteo per finire con la conduzione dell'imbarcazione a vela e a motore. Il volume è ricco di schemi, grafici, definizioni e tabelle, così da rendere familiare il lessico marinaresco e immediatamente comprensibili regole e manovre. A chiusura del manuale 350 test di verifica consentono un articolato e pratico ripasso dell'intero programma d'esame.
Author: Bianca Ascenti
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
The activity of the most glorious sailing yacht company, founded in Finland in 1966, in the official book published on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. "Swans are very special. They are special because of the way they are built, the way they are designed, the people that sail them. It is a way of living, it is a way of sailing." —German FrersFor close to half a century, Nautor’s Swan has been the true sailor’s choice, designing and building luxurious, high-performance yachts in northern Finland. The value of a Swan is derived from the company’s strong heritage, skilled craftsmen, and pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the build. From the design process to production, the best-quality materials and innovative technology are used to deliver the most elegant and safest sailing yachts in the world.Working together with the Frers design team in Milan and Buenos Aires for close to two decades, Nautor’s Swan is committed to designing and building the most seaworthy and stylish sailing yachts in the world. Impeccable hull lines, nimble performance, and uncompromising comfort are the trademarks of a Swan’s design."
Dispensa per l'esame di patente nautica entro le 12 miglia e senza limiti per imbarcazioni a vela e motore. La dispensa è stata scritta in sede di corso e quindi relativa agli argomenti trattati dalla Scuola Nautica TST Soldati di Marina di Ravenna (Ra).
Author: Dan Kurzman
Publisher: Broadway Books
Shortly after midnight on July 30, 1945, the Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea. The ship had just left the island of Tinian, delivering components of the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima. As the torpedoes hit, the Indianapolis erupted into a fiery coffin, sinking in less than fifteen minutes and leaving nine hundred crewmen fighting for life in shark-infested waters. They expected a swift, routine rescue, unaware that the Navy high command didn’t even realize that the Indianapolis was missing. Help would not arrive for another five days. Drawn from definitive interviews with key figures, Fatal Voyage recounts the horrific events endured as the number of water-treading survivors dwindled to just 316. Each gruesome day brought more madness and slow death, from explosion-related injuries, dehydration, and, most terrifying of all, shark attacks. But the pain did not end when the men finally returned home: The Indianapolis’s commander, Captain Charles B. McVay III, was court-martialed for causing the clearly unavoidable disaster. With a new afterword chronicling the fifty-five-year campaign by Indianapolis survivors and their supporters to win public vindication for Captain McVay, this classic is restored, along with memories of the Indianapolis crew.
Author: James W. Graham
To truly understand the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family, one must understand their passion for sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys' relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932, stands apart. Throughout their brief lives, Joe Jr., Jack, and Bobby spent many hours racing Victura. Lack of effort in a race by one of his sons could infuriate Joseph P. Kennedy, and Joe Jr. and Jack ranked among the best collegiate sailors in New England. Likewise, Eunice emerged as a gifted sailor and fierce competitor, the equal of any of her brothers. The Kennedys believed that Jack's experience sailing Victura helped him survive the sinking of his PT boat during World War II. In the 1950s, glossy Life magazine photos of Jack and Jackie on Victura's bow helped define the winning Kennedy brand. Jack doodled sketches of Victura during Oval Office meetings, and it's probable that his love of seafaring played a role in his 1961 decision to put a man on the moon, an enterprise he referred to as "spacefaring." Ted loved Victura as much as any of his siblings did and, with his own children and the children of his lost brothers as crew, he sailed into his old age: past the shoals of an ebbing career, and into his eventual role as the "Lion of the Senate." In Victura, James W. Graham charts the progress of America's signature twentieth-century family dynasty in a narrative both stunningly original and deeply gripping. This true tale of one small sailboat is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great story of the Kennedys.
This book is an introduction to differential manifolds. It gives solid preliminaries for more advanced topics: Riemannian manifolds, differential topology, Lie theory. It presupposes little background: the reader is only expected to master basic differential calculus, and a little point-set topology. The book covers the main topics of differential geometry: manifolds, tangent space, vector fields, differential forms, Lie groups, and a few more sophisticated topics such as de Rham cohomology, degree theory and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for surfaces. Its ambition is to give solid foundations. In particular, the introduction of “abstract” notions such as manifolds or differential forms is motivated via questions and examples from mathematics or theoretical physics. More than 150 exercises, some of them easy and classical, some others more sophisticated, will help the beginner as well as the more expert reader. Solutions are provided for most of them. The book should be of interest to various readers: undergraduate and graduate students for a first contact to differential manifolds, mathematicians from other fields and physicists who wish to acquire some feeling about this beautiful theory. The original French text Introduction aux variétés différentielles has been a best-seller in its category in France for many years. Jacques Lafontaine was successively assistant Professor at Paris Diderot University and Professor at the University of Montpellier, where he is presently emeritus. His main research interests are Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian geometry, including some aspects of mathematical relativity. Besides his personal research articles, he was involved in several textbooks and research monographs.