This is a book of drawings and stories about such ocean pioneers. Alongside the realistic illustrations, there are sailing plans and ship measurements. Moreover, every chapter has a globe clearly showing the sailing route taken by each pioneer.
The book is also suitable for language teachers starting out in M(aritime) E(nglish), particularly in technical maritime training, who are not engineers or mechanics, but who have to deal with difficult nautical-technical terms and concepts.
Ship Navigation demonstrates the art and science of navigating a ship from departure to destination without hitting the shore or shoals. There are essential decisions which need to be made every day in navigational work and the book provides guidance on how to make the right choices.
The book analyses all aspects of the manoeuvring features of ships on both open water and narrow waterways, with reference to the recommendations of the STCW Convention, which sets out the required manoeuvring abilities of helmsmen.
Ship Electrical Systems deals with all types of electrical installations on ships, from the basic design of the system to power generation, distribution to consumers, automation, remote control, nautical equipment and communication systems. Relevant work in the engine room and the bridge and the influence of the system are discussed.
In this book, the concept of stability is defined and visualised in a way that makes it accessible to everyone. Some topics are dealt with in detail, but they are still easy to understand, even without prior knowledge of the subject.