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Published by International Marine Pub. in Camden, Me .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Burch ; foreword by David Lewis.
LC ClassificationsVK555 .B837 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 248 p. :
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2538879M
ISBN 100877422044
LC Control Number85019846

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  This book covers simple and indepth information of all aspects of emergency navigation. The material includes use of celestial observation tools that are hand made, navigation with and without a time piece and use of surrounding weather conditions/5(8). "Far more than an essay on the principles and practice of emergency navigation, it is a particularly well-written account of the principles of navigation in general and as such cannot fail to bring fresh insights to all of us. Every section and paragraph is permeated with sound practical seamanship/5. Emergency Navigation, 2nd Edition: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner by Burch, David [01 August ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes/5(21). The "Emergency Navigation Card" is a laminated two sided sheet of the essential information I would want if I was stranded, lost, or otherwise location challenged and my modern means of navigation were disabled.4/4(6).

The knock on this book is that it correctly reflects the reality of emergency navigation. You're likely to lose some, but not all, of your navigational gear. Maybe you have a sextant but no almanac. Maybe you have compass and a fried GPS. Maybe you're in the polar regions, but chances are you're in the tropics or middle latitudes/5(29). His book Celestial Navigation has recently been updated and reissued in a second edition. Although the original text was complete, Burch has been able to expand and improve the book both graphically and contextually/5(57).   Buy Emergency Navigation: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner, 2nd Edition 2 by Burch, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(28). Announcing the National Emergency Library, a temporary collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Learn more.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Navigation & Seamanship Books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Emergency Navigation. It all started in the World War II era, when Harold Gatty wrote his famous “Raft Book” for im­periled servicemen at sea. Several book variations followed, culminating with Burch’s 1st edition of Emergency Navigation.   He is the author of nine books on marine navigation, including Emergency Navigation (International Marine, ), and his magazine articles have appeared in Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Sailing, and Sea Kayaker. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master's license ( tons). He is also a past Fulbright Scholar /5(9). What Is Emergency Navigation? The Scope of This Book Preparation for Navigational Emergencies Chapter 2. Time and Place at Sea Latitude Regions and Seasons Defined Time in Navigation Finding Position versus Keeping Track of Position Chapter 3. Directions at Sea Choosing a Route Compass Checks Steering without a Compass Chapter 4. Steering by.