Historic Sail

The Glory of the Sailing Ship from the 13th to the 19th Century

Author: Joseph Wheatley,Stephen Howarth

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: 9781853673993

Category: Transportation

Page: 206

View: 2223

"This special, large format, illustrated book is a panorama of some of the most elegant ships ever built and an addition to literature on this subject." "Historic Sail presents colour artwork by Joseph Wheatley and text by the leading naval historian Stephen Howarth. This book covers the period from the Middle Ages to the near demise of the sailing ship towards the end of the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the golden age of sail - the years of exploration and discovery from 1450 to 1700."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing

Author: Roger D. Taylor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 0955803527

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 4713

The book covers three extraordinary voyages in the tiny yacht Mingming, carrying on from where Voyages of a Simple Sailor left off.

Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

The Step-by-step Way to Draw Tyrannosauruses, Woolly Mammoths, and Many More ...

Author: Lee J. Ames

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823085740

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 2990

Step-by-step instructions for drawing fifty different dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.

Lofting a Boat

A Step-by-Step Manual

Author: Roger Kopanycia

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408151294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 8289

The second book in our Classic Boat series aimed at traditional boat lovers, builders and restorers. Lofting is an essential stage in the transition between designing and building a boat in order to turn the design plans into boat lines plans to measure off and build the full-size boat. Its a tricky art, but this book shows exactly how it is done in clear, step-by-step diagrammatic stages. Aimed specifically at the amateur DIY builder, it will enable anyone to build a boat of any size, whether power or sail. The author has been teaching lofting to boatbuilding students for over 10 years, and has found that the key to understanding is visualisation - hence the plethora of step-by-step diagrams in this book to assist the reader to grasp the concepts. Lofting will be welcomed by budding boatbuilders everywhere.

Passage to Juneau

A Sea and Its Meanings

Author: Jonathan Raban

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307797260

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 6814

With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat. But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers-- between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Young Men and the Sea

Yankee Seafarers in the Age of Sail

Author: Daniel Vickers,Vince Walsh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300123661

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2428

Two centuries of American maritime history, in which the Atlantic Ocean remained the great frontier Westward expansion has been the great narrative of the first two centuries of American history, but as historian Daniel Vickers demonstrates here, the horizon extended in all directions. For those who lived along the Atlantic coast, it was the East?and the Atlantic Ocean?that beckoned. While historical and fictional accounts have tended to stress the exceptional circumstances or psychological compulsions that drove men to sea, this book shows how normal a part of life seafaring was for those living near a coast before the mid?nineteenth century. Drawing on records of several thousand seamen and their voyages from Salem, Massachusetts, Young Men and the Sea offers a social history of seafaring in the colonial and early national period. In what sort of families were sailors raised? When did they go to sea? What were their chances of death? Whom did they marry, and how did their wives operate households in their absence? Answering these and many other questions, this book is destined to become a classic of American social and maritime history.

Painting Ships, Shores and the Sea

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9780891347873

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2936

Offers tips on drawing boats and water, using light, building a composition, and creating such effects as textures and reflections

Self Sufficient Sailor

Author: Larry Pardey,Lin Pardey

Publisher: L&L Pardey Books

ISBN: 0964603675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 317

View: 9160

"The essential book for the independent sailor--a distillation of what the Pardeys have learned in their years of voyaging in their famous Seraffyn and Taleisin."--Cover.

Everyone Can Draw

Author: Shoo Rayner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908944191

Category: Art

Page: 50

View: 6880

If you can make a mark on a piece of paper you can draw! If you can write your name... you can draw! Millions of people watch Shoo Rayner's Drawing Tutorials on his award-winning YouTube channel - ShooRaynerDrawing. learn to draw with Shoo Rayner too! In this book, Shoo shows you how, with a little practice, you can learn the basic shapes and techniques of drawing and soon be creating your own, fabulous works of art. Everyone can draw. That means you too!

Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440305375

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 1868

Draw & Paint Realistic Trees in All Four Seaons Bestselling author and naturalist Claudia Nice is back with another studio essential for every landscape artist. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in spring. With her inspiring artistic style and in-depth visual instruction, Claudia starts with the basics, showing you how to break down reference photos and open-air vistas into simple shapes, colors and textures. Follow along as she skillfully guides you through every step of creating vibrant compositions anchored by glorious trees and foliage, including: Drawing and sketching techniques for mapping out successful compositions A variety of basic tree shapes you can reference and copy; featuring more than 40 conifers, hardwoods and deciduous trees Proven color mixes for painting an array of vibrant hues—from the many different greens of foliage to the soft pastels of spring blossoms—using watercolor, oil, acrylics or mixed media Step-by-step instructions on drawing and painting important details, such as the weathered textures of bark, the sculptural shapes of bare branches in winter, aged mossy trunks and more Techniques for working smart in any medium, such as using simple watercolor washes for distant foliage, adding details with pen & ink, and "knife painting" in oils for interesting dimensional effects Whether your goal is to make accurate field sketches for your journal, paint what you see on your travels through the countryside, or just capture familiar views of your own back yard, Claudia makes the process fun, easy and satisfying. Like a walk in the woods, with every step you'll relax, enjoy and learn something new.

Drawing Boats and Ships

Author: Yngve Edward Soderberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146316

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 2825

A concise guide to drawing all that is seaworthy, from sailboats and dinghies to cruisers and whale ships. Over 100 illustrations help novices and experts alike develop the skills to create lifelike nautical compositions.

Down by the Sea with Brush and Pen

Draw and Paint Beautiful Coastal Scenes

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781600611636

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2796

Capture the Magic of the Sea with Claudia Nice Nobody captures the misty splashes and weathered details of seascapes quite like Claudia Nice. In this step-by-step guide, Claudia shares her special approach to creating dynamic watercolor compositions textured with pen and ink, acrylics and gouache. Claudia starts with the basics, so you can advance at your own pace as you follow along through more than 60 step-by-step demonstrations ranging from short mini demos to full-scale paintings. Take a look inside to see how simple and inspiring Claudia's instruction can be. Each chapter focuses on a different element of coastal scenery, including crashing waves against rocky bluffs, wide sandy beaches and gently rolling surf, colorful boats and harbors, luminous ocean sunsets, and warm tropical scenes with kids and dogs at play. You'll find complete instructions for mixing the colors of active and still water, as well as creating the textures of sand and rock. Claudia also features her own reference photos and field studies to show you how to build solid compositions from a variety of sources. Dozens of quick tips teach you the details that add drama and realism to your seascapes, and 30 complete paintings will inspire you to create your own beautiful coastal scenes. With Claudia Nice, learning to paint lively seascapes is like spending a day at the beach!

And the Sea Will Tell

Author: Vincent Bugliosi

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393079694

Category: True Crime

Page: 576

View: 2965

"Grips you by the throat from beginning to end."—Cleveland Plain Dealer ALONE WITH HER NEW HUSBAND on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold tooth in a scorched human skull. The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true-crime story. Only Vincent Bugliosi, who recounted his successful prosecution of mass murderer Charles Manson in the bestseller Helter Skelter, was able to draw together the hundreds of conflicting details of the mystery and reconstruct what really happened when four people found hell in a tropical paradise. And the Sea Will Tell reconstructs the events and subsequent trial of a riveting true murder mystery, and probes into the dark heart of a serpentine scenario of death.

How to Trim Sails

Author: Peter Schweer

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574092200

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 105

View: 4047

Format 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Illustrations 82 b&w photos plus 2-color diagrams - A practical guide to sail trim for all types of boats - Contains technical details suitable for both beginner and advanced racer - Covers masthead, swept-spreader and fractional rigs - Trim advice for all wind conditions and points of sail - Includes easy reference trimming tables


Author: James Patterson,Howard Roughan

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316032506

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9635

Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever. Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns. Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror.

How to Draw Ships

Author: Mark Bergin

Publisher: Powerkids Press

ISBN: 9781448815777

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1318

This book features simple, age-appropriate instructions that teach kids how to draw all sorts of ships and big boats. Drawing terms are defined so readers are learning about ships and art at the same time.


Author: Holling Clancy Holling

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395150825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

View: 4321

A toy Indian and his canoe travel from Lake Nipigon to the Atlantic Ocean.