A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are
Hardcover ISBN: 1944824022
Learnand AppreciateWhat Master Navigators Have Practiced for Centuries in This Hands-on, Friendly Approach. Celestial navigation, in all its forms, is nearly as old as mankind. Anyone who can master its intricacies stands at the end of a long line of master navigators that is centuries oldan expert among many who would be lost with electronics. David Berson, a columnist for Ocean Navigator magazine and an instructor at both the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship and onboard the training schooner Ocean Star, offers here an approach that is refreshing, unique, and sure to attract a new generation of readers looking to demystify this essential art for sailors. Through his hands-on coursework Berson has developed a practical and learnable method of teaching that has appealed to a new generation of students. He will share his proven method here for the first time. While many books on celestial navigation insist this age-old art is needed only when electronics fail, Berson uses a unique approach that allows boaters to combine both the modern and the traditional. No other books does that. In Celestial Navigation, as he does in his popular column and classes, Berson simplifies the math that so often frightens and deters potential students. Berson takes the same approach with his writing that he does with his classes and columns,informal true-life anecdotes that entertain as well as educate. To Berson, celestial navigation is personal and valuable. Anyone reading this book will catch his contagious enthusiasm. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Certified Diver's Handbook
The Complete Guide to Your Own Underwater Adventures
Paperback ISBN: 0071414606
A guide to finding the time and locales required to scuba dive helps readers cut through the logistic barriers and high expectations created by the sport to find low-cost access to equipment and interesting dive sites close to home. Original.
Championship Swim Training
Paperback ISBN: 0736045430
This volume provides a roadmap for coaches and swimmers who want to follow a systematic and proven way to record-breaking times. It begins with Sweetenham's five golden rules for swimming that apply to all swimmers and is then divided into: techniques, drills and sets; and workouts and programmes.
Elegy of an Olympian
Paperback ISBN: 1617754447
A gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic swimmer discusses his early success, his retirement to engage on a spiritual journey and his return to worldwide competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Original.
A Book About Swimming
Paperback ISBN: 1584981164
Literary Nonfiction. For over twenty-five years I have been going several times a week to swim laps in local pools. That's a lot of time with my head submerged, my thoughts left to wander and percolate. I had long been tempted to write about this intermittent life, almost like a dream state though different, but only gradually did I begin to find the form. A mix of memoir, reflection, metaphysical speculation, social observation, CLOUD THERAPY seeks to track moments, patterns, relationships, wild thoughts, gathered from my ongoing practice of this curious discipline that is swimming. Where does the mind go in that altered state? How do we incorporate the physical exertion? Is there some dynamic of community at the pool, albeit one composed of stubborn individualists? Is swimming, with its implicitly interior dimension, somehow a more private discipline? And what does it mean to return so faithfully to water, the primordial element, how does that affect our bodies, our being? Numerous angles and points of contemplation occur to me while swimming, and this book explores that other realm, hidden in plain sight.
Complete Conditioning for Swimming
Paperback ISBN: 073607242x
From more powerful strokes to quicker turns, propel yourself to improved times with Complete Conditioning for Swimming. This multidimensional training program uses fitness assessments to tailor strength, endurance, and flexibility exercises to each swimmer
The Complete Whitewater Rafter
Paperback ISBN: 007005505x
This is the manual endorsed by professional guides, instructors, and recreational river runners everywhere. With comprehensive step-by-step coverage starting with the first run, it includes tips from top guides, outfitters, and instructors, plus the most complete guide to Class V rafting techniques ever assembled. This is the completely revised and updated successor to Bennett's best-selling manual, Rafting!.
Crossing the Bar
The Adventures of a San Francisco Bay Bar Pilot
Hardcover ISBN: 1944824006
There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better than most people. As a licensed harbor pilot in those treacherous waters, Lobo captained nearly 6,500 boats in a thirty-one year careereverything from mega-yachts to the USSEnterprise to the Love Boat. Each trip tells its own story, and Lobo shares many. Here readers will find gripping, tense adventure stories, all well told. Reading Crossing the Bar is like being on the rolling bridge with Lobo. Here are tragic deaths and lives saved, inspiring rescues, devastating storms, and the infamous and horrendous oil spill after the Cosco Busan rammed the Oakland Bay Bridgewhich resulted in the first imprisonment of a maritime pilot for making an error. Readers will also find a December sea rescue Lobo assisted with in hurricane strength winds and monstrous seas. Without Lobo’s pilot boat and its crews’ supreme effort, the ship they saved would have foundered on the rocky Marin County, California, coastline with the loss of all hands.
Deep End of the Pool Workouts
No-Impact Interval Training and Strength Exercises
Paperback ISBN: 1612436668
A guide to the hottest new trend in full-body, no-impact exercise—pool workouts where your feet never touch the bottom Whether you’re a professional athlete or general fitness enthusiast, wouldn’t you prefer a workout that’s kinder to your joints while also producing amazing results? Thanks to the higher force required to move your body against water’s resistance and the absence of any impact during the exercises, the workouts in this book do just that. By detailing proper form and technique, this handy guide makes sure you gain maximum benefit from your water workout, including greater: • SPEED• POWER• STRENGTH• FLEXIBILITY