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The Book Sail
The Author James Patterson
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2008-09-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 464
ISBN 9781407005461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A sensational summer thriller from bestselling author James Patterson. As Peter Carlyle, a smooth-talking, super-successful lawyer, waved his family off on a sailing holiday, all they had in mind was lying back and relaxing. But as a violent storm broke out, an explosion caused the boat to vanish without a trace and the family were lost, presumed dead. Until now. When a message in a bottle is washed up on a shore, it becomes apparent that there must have been at least one survivor. But all is not as it seems. The race is on to rescue the Carlyles, but does everyone looking for the family really want to find them alive? Survival may be the least of their concerns. In fact, being found may be the last thing they should be hoping for.


The Book Sail
The Author Timothy Jeffery
The Publisher Aurum Press Limited
Release Date2016-10-27
Genre
Pages 288
ISBN 9781781316580
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whether it is to test the high seas on around-the-world events in the glory of 49er yachts, to cut through choppy coastal waters on a Lazer racing for Olympic Gold or to set team against team in the great cup challenges, Sail is a celebration of the adventure and skill of one of mankind's oldest sports. Including chapters on the greatest races and their class divisions and the incredible and inspirational stories of the world's greatest sailors — from Ellen MacArthur to Seve Jarvin, Tony Bullimore to Vinny Lauwers — homage is paid to those who have mastered their boats and set out to conquer the seas. Sail also includes detailed technical analysis and intricate illustrations on each classification of racing boat, explained by the experts in their field, to give a complete account of the world of sailing competition.


The Book A Ship Without A Sail
The Author Gary Marmorstein
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2012-07-03
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 544
ISBN 9781416598435
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An unforgettable portrait of an exuberant yet troubled artist who so enriched the American songbook “Blue Moon, ” “Where or When, ” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Isn’t It Romantic?,” “My Romance,” “There’s a Small Hotel,” “Falling in Love with Love,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”—lyricist Lorenz Hart, together with composer Richard Rodgers, wrote some of the most memorable songs ever created. More than half a century after their collaboration ended, Rodgers & Hart songs are indispensable to the repertoire of nightclub singers everywhere. A Ship Without a Sail is the story of the complicated man who was Lorenz Hart. His lyrics spin with brilliance and sophistication, yet at their core is an unmistakable wistfulness. The sweetness of “My Romance” and “Isn’t It Romantic?” is unsurpassed in American song, but Hart’s lyrics could also be cynical, funny, ironic. He brought a unique wit and elegance to popular music. Larry Hart and Richard Rodgers wrote approximately thirty Broadway musicals and dozens of songs for Hollywood films. At least four of their musicals—On Your Toes, Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, and Pal Joey— have become classics. But despite their prodigious collaboration, Rodgers and Hart were an odd couple. Rodgers was precise, punctual, heterosexual, handsome, and eager to be accepted by Society. Hart was barely five feet tall, alcoholic, homosexual, and more comfortable in a bar or restaurant than anywhere else. Terrified of solitude, he invariably threw the party and picked up the check. His lyrics are all the more remarkable considering that he never sustained a romantic relationship, living his entire life with his mother, who died only months before he died at age forty-eight. Gary Marmorstein’s revelatory biography includes many of the lyrics that define Hart’s legacy—those clever, touching stanzas that still move us or make us laugh.


The Book The art of sail making
The Author Art
The Publisher
Release Date1843
Genre
Pages
ISBN OXFORD:590034501
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Reversing Sail
The Author Michael A. Gomez
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 236
ISBN 0521806623
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book examines the global unfolding of the African Diaspora, the migrations and dispersals of people of African, from antiquity to the modern period. Their exploits, challenges, and struggles are discussed over a wide expanse of time in ways that link as well as differentiate past and present circumstances. The experiences of Africans in the Old World, in the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds, is followed by their movement into the New, where their plight in lands claimed by Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonial powers is analyzed from enslavement through the Cold War. While appropriate mention is made of persons of renown, particular attention is paid to the everyday lives of working class people and their cultural efflorescence. The book also attempts to explain contemporary plights and struggles through the lens of history.


The Book White Sail
The Author Thinley Norbu
The Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date2001-04-10
Genre Religion
Pages 224
ISBN 9780834827561
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Buddhism teaches that enlightenment is our natural state; the problem is that we do not recognize this state, owing to the mind's confusion about its true nature. Thinley Norbu presents the Buddhist view in a way meant to clear up misconceptions and awaken the reader's innate wisdom. Thinley Norbu is a distinguished teacher of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and the author of The Small Golden Key and Magic Dance.


The Book The New Book of Sail Trim
The Author Ken Textor
The Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
Release Date1995-01-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 228
ISBN 0924486813
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Editor Ken Textor is a writer and sailing enthusiast.


The Book The Last Sail Down East
The Author Giles M. S. Tod
The Publisher
Release Date1965
Genre Sailing ships
Pages 281
ISBN UOM:39015034784978
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Detailed history of the last of the commercial sailing ships surviving in American waters through the thirties.


The Book Go for the Green
The Author Garry Hoyt
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2009-07-24
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages
ISBN 9781440148101
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: More than just a book about sailing, Go for the Green is a clarion call to bring sailing out of the doldrums and into an expanded role as a catalyst for the more environmentally sensitive enjoyment of the sea. As a former Coast Guard Officer, active racer, cruiser and yacht designer, author Garry Hoyt combines a lifetime of sailing experience, with a weather eye to uncover the new challenges of global warming and the need for energy independence. His prediction that carbon based fuels will eventually draw the same degree of social scorn that smoking now receives, creates an automatic need for ingenuity in the harnessing of sail and solar power as better alternatives for water based recreation. To encourage readers along that path, Hoyt presents a philosophy and a variety of new design solutions to stimulate more creative design development. He makes his case in a simple, readable style that will interest all those who love the sea.


The Book Treatise on stay sails for the purpose of intercepting wind between the square sails of ships and other square rigged vessels mathematically demonstrating the superiority of the improved patent stay sails recently invented by captain sir Henry Heathcote
The Author Henry Heathcote (sir.)
The Publisher
Release Date1824
Genre
Pages
ISBN OXFORD:600000459
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book From Sail to Steam
The Author Alfred T. Mahan
The Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date2009
Genre History
Pages 254
ISBN 9783941842908
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When I was a boy, some years before I obtained my appointment in the navy, I spent many of those happy hours that only childhood knows poring over the back numbers of a British service periodical, which began its career in 1828, with the title Colburn's United Service Magazine; under which name, save and except the Colburn, it still survives. Besides weightier matters, its early issues abounded in reminiscences by naval officers, then yet in the prime of life, who had served through the great Napoleonic wars. More delightful still, it had numerous nautical stories, based probably on facts, serials under such entrancing titles as "Leaves from my Log Book," by Flexible Grommet, Passed Midshipman; a pen-name, the nautical felicity of which will be best appreciated by one who has had the misfortune to handle a grommet which was not flexible. Then there was "The Order Book," by Jonathan Oldjunk; an epithet so suggestive of the waste-heap, even to a landsman's ears, that one marvels a man ever took it unto himself, especially in that decline of life when we are more sensitive on the subject of bodily disabilities than once we were. Old junk, however, can yet be "worked up," as the sea expression goes, into other uses, and that perhaps was what Mr. Oldjunk meant; his early adventures as a young "luff" were, for economical reasons, worked up into their present literary shape, with the addition of a certain amount of extraneous matter--love-making, and the like. Indeed, so far from uselessness, that veteran seaman and rigid economist, the Earl of St. Vincent, when First Lord of the Admiralty, had given to a specific form of old junk--viz., "shakings"--the honors of a special order, for the preservation thereof, the which forms the staple of a comical anecdote in Basil Hall's Fragments of Voyages and Travels; itself a superior example of the instructive "recollections," of less literary merit, which but for Colburn's would have perished.


The Book Kids for Sail
The Author Pamela Bendall
The Publisher Orca Book Pub
Release Date1990
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 119
ISBN 0920501494
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: True story of a Canadian family who sold their house, bought a yacht and set sail from the Yukon bound for New Zealand.


The Book Yachtmaster for Sail and Power
The Author Alison Noice
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date2015-11-19
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 256
ISBN 9781472925503
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout. It covers: · Chartwork - with useful worked examples · Electronic navigation - how to use the latest technology for safe navigation: radar, electronic chart plotting and GPS · Pilotage - buoyage fully explained and illustrated · Communications - information on current maritime communications including GMDSS · Weather - the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts · Safety and survival - all the new SOLAS regulations detailed · Stability and buoyancy - the principles simply explained. Including the latest updates, new artwork and a modern design, this fourth edition compliments the syllabus and assists with exam preparation - an essential companion for anyone enrolling on the RYA Yachtmaster course, whether for sail or power.


The Book Earth s Magnetism in the Age of Sail
The Author A. R. T. Jonkers
The Publisher JHU Press
Release Date2003-04-16
Genre History
Pages 300
ISBN 0801871328
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "A fascinating tale at the interface of geophysics, maritime history, and the history of science... A remarkable blend of scientific and historical scholarship." -- Choice


The Book Ella Sets Sail
The Author Carmela D'amico
The Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date2014-11-25
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 48
ISBN 9780545826518
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It's anchors away for Ella the elephant, as her magic red hat takes her on an ocean adventure that shows her what it truly means to be lucky. Ella loves the annual Elephant Island Carnival for its rides, its cotton candy and the fun she always has with her friends. But this year isn't looking promising: Belinda's being a pest, Ella's allowance is all gone, and it looks like a storm's coming. Has Ella's luck finally run out? Then a great gust of wind blows Ella's special hat out to sea, and she hops into a paddle boat to save it. A storm races in, and the wild ocean strands poor Ella on an island she's never seen before. Is Ella in for a miserable time, or is she going to learn what REAL luck is all about?


The Book A Sweet Taste of Africa
The Author Ivy Newton-Gamble
The Publisher ivy newton-gamble
Release Date2008-11-01
Genre Cooking
Pages 144
ISBN 9780615224688
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The good news is you can find all the ingredients for the recipes in A Sweet Taste of Africa at your local grocery store. Sugar translates into "sweet" on the tongue of almost every human being. Whether sugar is in the form of honey, sugar cane, beets or refined sugar it is a universal and versatile ingredient. The cakes, pies, cookies, brittles, fritters, fruit salads, beverages and preserves in this book will surely satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. A Sweet Taste of Africa takes you on a culinary voyage though the sweet culinary explorations of the entire continent of Africa. You will find that "sweet is sweet" no matter what continent you happen to live on. The thought of Africa's sweet culinary inclinations may raise your eyebrows at first but as you read and prepare the recipes, the tastes are familiar and delicious. Also, learn simple African words with ten African Languages 101 tutorials.


The Book Sailing Without a Sail
The Author Joyce Richardson
The Publisher Pudding House Publications
Release Date2009
Genre
Pages 30
ISBN 1589987810
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Black Jacks
The Author W. Jeffrey. Bolster
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date2009-06-30
Genre History
Pages 352
ISBN 9780674028470
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship. Bolster brings an intimate understanding of the sea to this extraordinary chapter in the formation of black America. Because of their unusual mobility, sailors were the eyes and ears to worlds beyond the limited horizon of black communities ashore. Sometimes helping to smuggle slaves to freedom, they were more often a unique conduit for news and information of concern to blacks. But for all its opportunities, life at sea was difficult. Blacks actively contributed to the Atlantic maritime culture shared by all seamen, but were often outsiders within it. Capturing that tension, "Black Jacks" examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together--even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart--but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. Bolster traces the story to the end of the Civil War, when emancipated blacks began to be systematically excluded from maritime work. Rescuing African American seamen from obscurity, this stirring account reveals the critical role sailors played in helping forge new identities for black people in America. An epic tale of the rise and fall of black seafaring, "Black Jacks" is African Americans' freedom story presented from a fresh perspective.


The Book From Sail to Steam
The Author Richard V. Francaviglia
The Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date1998
Genre History
Pages 324
ISBN 0292725035
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "The maritime history of Texas is a critical but overlooked topic. This book is a significant contribution, a very nice new synthesis. It will be very useful for a general audience." —J. Barto Arnold III, State Marine Archeologist, Texas Historical Commission The Gulf Coast has been a principal place of entry into Texas ever since Alonso Alvarez de Pineda explored these shores in 1519. Yet, nearly five hundred years later, the maritime history of Texas remains largely untold. In this book, Richard V. Francaviglia offers a comprehensive overview of Texas' merchant and military marine history, drawn from his own extensive collection of maritime history materials, as well as from research in libraries and museums around the country. Based on recent discoveries in nautical archaeology, Francaviglia tells the stories of the Spanish flotilla that wrecked off Padre Island in 1554 and of La Salle's flagship Belle, which sank in 1687. He explores the role of the Texas Navy in the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836 and during the years of the Texas Republic and also describes the Civil War battles at Galveston and Sabine Pass. Finally, he recounts major developments of the nineteenth century, concluding with the disastrous Galveston Hurricane in 1900. More than one hundred illustrations, many never before published, complement the text.


The Book Dropping Anchor Setting Sail
The Author Jacqueline Nassy Brown
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date2009-01-10
Genre Social Science
Pages 320
ISBN 1400826411
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The port city of Liverpool, England, is home to one of the oldest Black communities in Britain. Its members proudly date their history back at least as far as the nineteenth century, with the global wanderings and eventual settlement of colonial African seamen. Jacqueline Nassy Brown analyzes how this worldly origin story supports an avowedly local Black politic and identity--a theme that becomes a window onto British politics of race, place, and nation, and Liverpool's own contentious origin story as a gloriously cosmopolitan port of world-historical import that was nonetheless central to British slave trading and imperialism. This ethnography also examines the rise and consequent dilemmas of Black identity. It captures the contradictions of diaspora in postcolonial Liverpool, where African and Afro-Caribbean heritages and transnational linkages with Black America both contribute to and compete with the local as a basis for authentic racial identity. Crisscrossing historical periods, rhetorical modes, and academic genres, the book focuses singularly on "place," enabling its most radical move: its analysis of Black racial politics as enactments of English cultural premises. The insistent focus on English culture implies a further twist. Just as Blacks are racialized through appeals to their assumed Afro-Caribbean and African cultures, so too has Liverpool--an Irish, working-class city whose expansive port faces the world beyond Britain--long been beyond the pale of dominant notions of authentic Englishness. Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail studies "race" through clashing constructions of "Liverpool."