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Oceanography and Seamanship

Oceanography and Seamanship

by William G. Van Dorn

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9780870334344
Pages: 453
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 12 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-19
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William G. Van Dorn has gone to sea in everything from "two barrels lashed together to an aircraft carrier" and has spent a third of a century as a research oceanographer. Recognizing the advantages of combining the knowledge of oceanography and seamanship, he created the first edition of this book. Based on the premise that those who challenge the sea will have a better chance of survival if they have a knowledge of its characteristics, the author applies the science of physical oceanography to the practical needs of the seafaring community. The book begins with a complete discussion of the ocean's origin and nature and life at sea, and includes a discussion of meteorology, ocean currents and wave motion, and ship