The Book of Tides

Author: William Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786480808

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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An idiosyncratic, richly illustrated guide to Britain's rivers, seas and shores, for everyone who loves the water and the natural world - a Norwegian Wood for Britain's waters This is a book for those who want to understand better how the waters surrounding us affect our daily lives, how it imperceptibly but crucially shapes our actions, and has shaped our landscape for millenia. It's for anyone who knows and loves our coast, and who wants to understand, discover, surf, or sail it better. Inspired by his own witnessing of the power of the sea through travelling around Britain's coastline in a panel van with his young family, William Thomson tells the story of the cycles of the sea. He combines a lyrical, passionate narrative with graphically beautiful renderings of the main forms of water which affect Britain: Rip, Rapids, Swell, Stream, Tide, Wave, Whirlpool, Tsunami. The Book of Tides is a book for all of us who feel the pull of the sea and the tug of the tide.

The Analysis of Tidal Stream Power

Author: Jack Hardisty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470743126

Category: Science

Page: 342

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This text integrates a wide range of research and tidal resource theory and data to present a detailed analysis of the physics and oceanography of tidal stream power devices together with a world wide resource analysis. Clearly structured throughout the book is divided into two distinct parts. Part One provides the theoretical background to the subject and deals with the historical development of the harmonic method for the synthesis of tidal currents; the principles of fluid and tidal flow and the principles of device ducts, turbines and electrical systems. A review and analysis of more than forty tidal stream power proposals is also discussed. Part Two provides a comprehensive overview of current practice. The economic modelling of tidal stream power installations is covered with more than three hundred current meter records from around the world used to analyse the potential and cost of tidal stream power on a global basis. Hallmark Features: reviews the tidal resources around the world complete analysis of tidal stream power systems includes historical information on tidal science and biographical information on major figures concentrates on engineering physical geography rather than engineering specifics includes a website with a wide range of computer models, data and simulations

Reeds Channel Almanac 2019

Author: Perrin Towler,Mark Fishwick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472957563

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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The Reeds Channel Almanac covers the south coast of England from the Scilly Isles to Dover, the Channel Islands and northern France from Calais to L'Aberildut, offering cruising and racing yachtsmen ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2019, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures - in fact everything the cruising yachtsman needs to know. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the length of the English Channel. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth

Your First Channel Crossing

Planning, Preparing and Executing a Successful Passage, for Sail and Power

Author: Andy Du Port

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159074

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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After day sailing, the next step for the adventurous yachtsman or motorboater is their first open sea crossing, and for many that invariably entails crossing the English Channel. This invaluable guide walks the first timer through their first Channel crossing step by step, tackling all the aspects that have to be taken into account before embarking, as well as managing on the trip, in the order in which they will be encountered. The trip is eminently achievable given good planning, reasonably competent crew and a working knowledge of navigation, and this essential handbook shows how to apply knowledge and skills to crossing the Channel in a safe and enjoyable way - for all concerned. Aspects covered include: - Preplanning: navigation, tides, weather, timing, course setting, bolt holes, collision regs, boat preparations, etc - Provisioning for all conditions - Weather on the day - Crew briefing (safety, watches, etc) - Grab bag, flares, etc Packed with instructional photos, facts and advice, this handholding book is perfect for anyone thinking of attempting a Channel crossing, whether by sail or power. Encouraging, engaging and practical, by covering each stage in precisely the amount of detail required for the first-timer, it is like having an instructor or mentor on board.

Solent Science

A Review

Author: M. B. Collins,Kate Ansell

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 385

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Sound scientific knowledge is fundamental to the long-term planning and management of the Solent and its coastline. As such, it is appropriate to bring together in this book, the results and observations of various researchers, to establish the present level of understanding of the Solent System. These Proceedings incorporate scientific papers dealing with four different topics, covered over the two days of the Solent Science Conference: coastal processes; water quality and chemistry; biodiversity and conservation; and integrative Solent case studies. The papers are supplemented by a range of short contributions (presented originally as posters) which examine more specific pieces of research, and the findings of the Conference Workshops. Additionally, two maps have been included in the preface, showing the general location and main sites referenced. The present volume provides further recognition of the 'systems approach' to science and management, which attempts to integrate multidisciplinary science through interaction with various decision-making authorities. Given the increasing number of European Directives and the need for their implementation, it is vital that those who work in the Solent have the support of a strong scientific base.

Sailing, Seamanship and Yacht Construction

Author: Uffa Fox

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614903X

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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Packed with information, ideas, and more than 300 excellent illustrations, this classic of the genre was written by the father of modern planing sailboats. Most of text focuses on individual vessels.