Satellite Technology

Author: Anil K. Maini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119957273
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite technology and its applications, Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, Second Editionincludes the latest developments on the topic. Covering the features and facilities of satellites and satellite launch vehicles, with an emphasis on the fundamental principles and concepts, the authors provide readers with a complete understanding of the technology. This book explains the past, present and future satellite missions, as well as non-communication related applications. Coverage ranges from remote sensing and navigational uses to meteorological and military areas. This second edition contains an additional chapter on earth station design and gives extensive focus to space based weapon systems, satellite interference and future trends in satellite technology. Extra information has also been provided on all of the first edition’s topics to enhance the existing coverage. Fully updated new edition with latest technological developments Covers the full range of important applications such remote sensing, weather forecasting, navigational, scientific and military applications Amply illustrated with figures and photographs, this book also contains problems with solutions, which is of benefit students at undergraduate and graduate levels An indispensible book for professionals and students in the field of satellite technology Companion website provides a complete and updated compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles

Sports Exercise and Fitness

Author: Mary Beth Allen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088193
Format: PDF
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

Understanding Weatherfax

Author: Mike Harris
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574092158
Format: PDF
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This clear handbook shows how to forecast the weather from radio and fax charts; an essential skill for any serious boater.

Getting Started in Sailboat Racing 2nd Edition

Author: Adam Cort
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071808264
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everything you need to race your way up through the fleet If you sail--even a little--you’ve probably thought about trying your hand at racing. Now you can stop thinking and do it. Getting Started in Sailboat Racing makes this endlessly fascinating lifetime sport accessible to anyone who wants to give it a try, whether you own a sailboat, are hoping to crew, or spectating from a nearby perch. This complete course in racing fundamentals breaks the racing experience down into bite-size pieces, making the process easier to understand and reflecting the leg-by-leg nature of a typical race. With scores of helpful illustrations, this user-friendly manual takes you around the buoys, explaining new rule changes and tactics that apply to each part of the race. You'll learn how to: Execute quick, competitive starts Maximize speed and efficiency on the windward leg Maneuver for position around the windward mark Take full advantage of downwind and reaching legs Handle the spinnaker (even when asymmetrical), and beat the crowd at the jibe and leeward marks Eke out every last bit of speed as you sprint to the finish There are few things in this world more satisfying than racing a sailboat. Get in on the action and find out what you've been missing. All you need is a competitive spirit and a little help from Getting Started in Sailboat Racing. "Cort and Stearns deftly break down racing, from start to finish, into basic elements, making the sport more accessible by giving the novice a strong understanding of the fundamentals . . . this book should be required reading for anyone wanting to get out on the course. The book goes into enough detail on tactics and sail trim to make the average sailor not only comfortable on the racecourse, but competitive, as well." -- SAILING "With Cort and Stearns' enthusiasm for the topic and straightforward advice, it's hard not to read this book without picturing yourself rounding the buoys just ahead of the rest of the fleet." -- Soundings

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

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071797351
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Mariners weather log

Author: United States. Weather Bureau
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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November issue includes abridged index to yearly volume.

Instant Wind Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091434
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watts Instant Weather Forecasting, which is a worldwide bestseller. Its easily accessible format and revolutionary presentation has established Alan Watts reputation as a laymans meteorologist. Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishing or motorboat owners, farmers or pilots.