The Sea of Icarus
Author: Göran Schildt
Publisher: London : Staples P
Construction Vehicle Coloring Book is a collection of amazing illustrations of vehicles used in constructions. The images are large and provide a unique opportunity for children to express themselves and learn about construction. Children gain confidence in themselves when they pick colors and hone their skills; when they color inside the lines to create their masterpiece. This fun filled coloring book eagerly await the strokes of your coloring pencils or crayons to bring them to life; don't disappoint them. There is an artist in every child, don't let it fade, or be left behind, nourish it with this Construction Coloring Book. Discover inner peace and the satisfaction of starting the process of enriching a child's creative endeavors. Grab a copy today. Makes an excellent gift for family and friends on birthdays and any other occasion.
Adrift [Movie tie-in]
Author: Tami Oldham Ashcraft
The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest). “An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene Woodley Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.
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.
In early 1968, desperate entrepreneur Donald Crowhurst was trying to sell a nautical navigation device he had developed when he saw that the Sunday Times would be sponsoring the Golden Globe Race, the first ever solo, round-the-world sailing competition. An avid amateur sailor, Crowhurst sensed a marketing opportunity and shocked the world by entering the competition using an untested trimaran of his own design. Shock soon turned to amazement when he quickly took the lead, checking in by radio message from locations far ahead of his seasoned competitors. But on July 10, 1969, roughly eight months after he had sailed from England--and less than two weeks from his expected triumphant return--his wife was informed that his boat, the Teignmouth Electron, had been discovered drifting quietly, abandoned in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Crowhurst was missing, assumed drowned. How did he come to such an end when his race had begun with such incredible promise? In this masterpiece of investigative journalism, Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall reconstruct one of the greatest modern stories of one man's descent into self-delusion, public deception, and madness. Based on in-depth interviews with Crowhurst's family and friends, combined with gripping excerpts from his logbooks that revealed (among other things) he had been falsifying his locations all along, Tomalin and Hall paint an unforgettable, haunting portrait of a complex, deeply troubled man and his final fateful journey.
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."
Author: Tiziano Terzani
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all stations and walks of life. Though she has no wealth, she trades her stories like currency with people who are kind to her. In this novel, she shares the story of her own life and introduces readers to a diverse and eccentric cast of characters including the Lebanese émigré who befriends her and takes her in; her unfortunate godmother, whose brain is addled by rum and who believes in all the Catholic saints and a few of her own invention; a street urchin who grows into a petty criminal and, later, a leader in the guerrilla struggle; a celebrated transsexual entertainer who instructs her in the ways of the adult world; and a young refugee whose flight from postwar Europe will prove crucial to Eva's fate. As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex South American nation—the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated—in a novel replete with character and incident, with drama and comedy and history, with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions, a novel that celebrates the power of imagination to create a better world.
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).
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.
A Sea Vagabond's World
Author: Bernard Moitessier
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Bernard Moitessier was one a gifted writer and of the greatest ocean voyagers of all time.