Reeds Weather Handbook 2nd edition

Author: Frank Singleton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472965043

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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Weather determines when we sail, where we sail to – and whether we arrive safely. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the necessary tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore. Each topic is broken down into digestible chapters, explaining the origins and effects of the full spectrum of weather conditions, including: - using and evaluating weather forecasts - depressions, fronts, isobars and other coastal effects - waves and swell - weather lore and sky watching. Meteorology is still advancing and sources of forecasts are changing. This new edition keeps the handbook up-to-date, with a particular focus on the increasing use of GRIB files, computer weather modelling and sources of forecasts, especially with the proliferation of computer forecasts becoming available free of charge. With practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for skippers and crew, especially those studying for their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster exams.

Reeds Skipper's Handbook

Author: Malcolm Pearson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408124777

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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A must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat, be they novice or old hand.

Reeds Ocean Handbook

Author: Bill Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472921429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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In the bestselling style of the Reeds Handbook series, Reeds Ocean Handbook follows on from Reeds Skipper's Handbook for skippers or crew planning to venture further afield. Complimenting the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course, this handy pocketbook provides an aide-memoire for all the essential navigation, weather and route planning theory as well as practical guidance and advice on long-distance radio communications, ocean passage-making and risk/emergency preparations. Colour coded sections, for user-friendly accessibility, cover: - World climate and route planning (including world wind systems, ocean currents, tropical revolving storms) - Navigation (charts, great circle vs Mercator routes, time zones, satellite navigation systems, advice on on-passage navigation routines) - Astro navigation (basic theory refresher, practical astro navigation, unique step-by-step instructions for Astro sight reduction plus using and adjusting the sextant) - Passage making (route planning, preparing the yacht, power needs, supplies of water, food, gas and diesel, watch-keeping routines, crew care) - Communications (features and advantages of VHF, MF, SSB and satellite phones, weather fax, email and access to the internet) - Risks and emergencies (preparing for them, equipment checklist, grab bags, emergency scenario procedures) Internationally relevant and with colour diagrams throughout, this handy pocket-sized handbook is an ideal revision aid on shore and the perfect quick reference guide on the boat.

Reeds Superyacht Manual

Published in Association with Bluewater Training

Author: James Clarke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408123037

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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Reeds Superyacht Manual, published in association with Bluewater Training, is a complete reference and training manual for everyone involved with large yachts, from deck-hands to captains, as well as for leisure boaters and sailors. Covering the course syllabus for all career levels to Officer of the Watch, with explanatory diagrams and photographs, this user-friendly book includes: the key information for all courses required from basic training through Yachtmaster ? to Officer of the Watch (Yacht) comprehensive coverage of: safety, sea survival, first aid, fire fighting, navigation and radar, seamanship, meteorology, marine radio, general ship knowledge additional information on the career path and marine law, including international and flag state requirements full text of the Collision Regulations; single letter flag and Morse codes. This is the complete on-board reference, whether you are starting out in yachting and looking for the essentials of safety and navigation, or you are seeking a clear understanding of the operation and manning of large yachts and the legislation concerning them.

The Reed Handbook of Common New Zealand Insects

Author: Annette K. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Insects

Page: 175

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This book contains the illustrations from the Mobil Series Common Insects I and II with new and updated information from Annette Walker. There are also additions to the text, namely the wasps that have become common sights in New Zealand. The book contains information on over 70 insects, and is divided in to three sections: Insects in the Field and Garden, Insects in the Bush and Insects in Fresh Water. The introduction includes information on introduced and endemic pests, what insects eat, collecting insects, insects and the angler, as well as an extensive identification guide. The book is intended for the inquisitive observer of any age as a very general introduction to some of the common insects found in New Zealand - those that are likely to be noticed because of their conspicuous appearance, their bothersome behaviour or because they are pests. It has been estimated that there are at least 20,000 species of insects in New Zealand and probably 90 percent of them are found nowhere else (i.e., they are endemic to New Zealand. This gives New Zealand a very special status and our unique insect fauna is renowned throughout the world.

Day Skipper for Sail and Power

Author: Alison Noice

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713682728

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Day Skipper for Sail and Power is a major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Right up to date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with full colour photography and helpful diagrams, it is also a clear and simple introduction to pilotage, navigation and general boatwork for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat. With its refreshingly practical approach and by the same author as the highly successful YachtmasterTM for Sail and Power, no one intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful guide to complement the course and assist with exam preparation. An accompanying Day Skipper Exercises for Sail and Power is available.

Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies

Contemporary Currents

Author: Paul S. Adler,Paul du Gay,Glenn Morgan,Michael Reed

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019105805X

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

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Sociology and social theory has always been a major source of new perspectives for organization studies. Access to a series of authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have influenced developments in organization studies is essential for those wishing to deepen and extend their knowledge of the intersection of sociology and organization studies. This goal is achieved by drawing on a group of internationally renowned scholars committed in their own work to strengthening these links and asking them to provide critical accounts of particular theorists and research themes which have straddled this divide. This volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Used in conjunction with its companion volume, The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations, the reader is provided with a comprehensive account of the productive and critical interaction between sociology and organization studies over many decades. Highly international in scope, theorists and themes are drawn from both the USA and Europe in equal measure. Similarly the authors of the chapters are drawn from both sides of the Atlantic. The result is a series of chapters on individuals and key research themes and debates which will provide faculty and post graduate researchers with appreciative, authoritative and critical accounts that can be drawn on to design courses or provided guided reading to the field

Reeds Eastern Almanac 2017

EBOOK EDITION

Author: Perrin Towler,Mark Fishwick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472940342

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 9041

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Available as an ebook exclusively from Bloomsbury.com, Reeds Eastern Almanac is provided in Web PDF format for viewing on all compatible devices (including tablets, laptop and desktop computers). PLEASE NOTE: this ebook is NOT compatible with Amazon Kindle devices. The Reeds Eastern Almanac covers the UK east coast from Ramsgate to Cape Wrath including the Shetland and Orkney Islands, and from Niewport to Delfzjil and Helgoland. It is the complete guide for North Sea mariners, offering ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2017, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information around UK and European waters, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the North Sea. The ebook incorporates the 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

Handbook on Metalloproteins

Author: Ivano Bertini,Astrid Sigel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824705206

Category: Medical

Page: 1108

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This Handbook on Metalloproteins focuses on the available structural information of proteins and their metal ion coordination spheres. It centers on the metal ions indispensable for life but also considers metal ions used as substitution probes in studies of metalloproteins. Emphasizing the structure-function relationship, the book covers the common and distinct characterstics of metallo- enzymes, proteins, and amino acids bonded to copper, zinc, iron, and more.

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2018

EBOOK EDITION

Author: Perrin Towler,Mark Fishwick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472948009

Category: Transportation

Page: 1088

View: 2592

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Available as an ebook, Reeds Nautical Almanac is provided in Web PDF (ePDF) format for viewing on all compatible devices (including tablets, laptop and desktop computers). Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira. The 2018 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea. The 2018 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. The ebook incorporates the Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk

Deciding WEATHER to Fly, A Guide for Air Medical Decision Making (Black and White)

Author: Richard Patterson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055732260X

Category:

Page: 213

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This textbook was designed by a former Flight Paramedic of 15 years, as well as a Commercial Rated Helicopter and Airplane, and an FAA licensed CFI and CFI-I for both helicopters and airplanes. This class is provocative, direct, and will address scenarios that have occurred in recent years in air medical; which had one of the largest death rates in the history of HEMS. We will teach the participant to make informed decisions about weather, learn to interpret weather, trends, synopses, and forecasts. We will address how to interpret METARS, FA's, and TAFS. Emergency survival skills will be addressed, as well as FAA Rules and Regulations concerning the HEMS environment. We also look at case studies of various crashes and examine the weather that was reporting at the time and conclude what could have been done differently. This book is the most needed book in aviation, and air medical industry, and will aid the participant in making informed decisions, so they can decide whether a "go or no-go" is best.

Reeds Channel Almanac 2017

EBOOK EDITION

Author: Perrin Towler,Mark Fishwick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472940326

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 4248

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Available as an ebook exclusively from Bloomsbury.com, Reeds Channel Almanac is provided in Web PDF format for viewing on all compatible devices (including tablets, laptop and desktop computers). PLEASE NOTE: this ebook is NOT compatible with Amazon Kindle devices. 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 2017, 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. The ebook incorporates the 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

Nepal

Author: David Reed,James McConnachie

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858288994

Category: Travel

Page: 597

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THE ROUGH GUIDE TO NEPAL is the ultimate guide to this beautiful and varied country. Features include: Full-colour section introducing Nepal's highlights. Unrivalled accounts of all the sights, from legendary Kathmandu and the peaks around Pokhara, to the jungles and ethnic diversity of the Tarai region. Incisive reviews of the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, whatever your budget. Detailed chapters on trekking, rafting and mountain-biking. Comprehensive background on Nepalese culture, politics and the environment. Maps and plans for every region.

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797351

Category: Transportation

Page: 608

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The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.

Reeds Western Almanac 2018

Author: Perrin Towler,Mark Fishwick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946545

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 436

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The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England. It offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2018, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. 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. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast. 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

Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide

Author: Colin McPhee,Jules Reed,Izaskun Zubizarreta

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444636579

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 852

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Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide is a practical guide to the design of core analysis programs. Written to address the need for an updated set of recommended practices covering special core analysis and geomechanics tests, the book also provides unique insights into data quality control diagnosis and data utilization in reservoir models. The book's best practices and procedures benefit petrophysicists, geoscientists, reservoir engineers, and production engineers, who will find useful information on core data in reservoir static and dynamic models. It provides a solid understanding of the core analysis procedures and methods used by commercial laboratories, the details of lab data reporting required to create quality control tests, and the diagnostic plots and protocols that can be used to identify suspect or erroneous data. Provides a practical overview of core analysis, from coring at the well site to laboratory data acquisition and interpretation Defines current best practice in core analysis preparation and test procedures, and the diagnostic tools used to quality control core data Provides essential information on design of core analysis programs and to judge the quality and reliability of core analysis data ultimately used in reservoir evaluation Of specific interest to those working in core analysis, porosity, relative permeability, and geomechanics

Handbook of Sealant Technology

Author: K.L. Mittal,A. Pizzi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420008630

Category: Science

Page: 532

View: 4893

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Sealing is an age-old problem that dates back to our earliest attempts to create a more comfortable living environment. Prehistoric people used natural sealants such as earth, loam, grass, and reeds to protect the interior of their homes against the weather. Today’s applications extend to a myriad of uses. The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications. Featuring contributions from international academic and industry experts, this comprehensive, illustrated reference explores: The history of sealants from the Stone Age to the present The testing and durability of sealants and sealed joints The use of organofunctional silanes in sealant technology Hot melt and intumescent sealants Urethane waterproofing membrane systems Foam back-up materials Sealants for use in construction, bridge expansion joints, and automotive electronics Fibrin sealants for biomedical applications As technology continues to develop, the potential for sealant use grows exponentially. This valuable reference guide provides a window on the past and offers insight into the extent of future possibilities in a host of industries.