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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2007
I bought this book to help me while studying for RYA Day Skipper, but I'd recommend it not only to fellow sailors but anyone interested in charts and maps and how we know where we are on Earth. The first three chapters are a fascinating and important explanation of why we should treat maps and charts with caution as well as appreciation. The second part of the book is vital for any sailor as it lists the international standard for chart symbology, but goes much further than the dryness of Chart 5011, with explanations of how usage varies around the world. UK readers shouldn't worry that it was written for the US market, the author obviously has great respect for the British Admiralty charts and many examples use UK charts. Overall, highly recommended.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This book has really helped me with my RYA studies and has also helped to explain some of the mystery of nautical charts. I would seriously recommend this book for anyone studying the RYA excams at any level. The book is clear & concise in its explanations.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 15 August 2008
This is an excellent book explaining all the symbols on charts,I never realised how detailed charts were until I had this book open next to one. A really helpful book for sailors and a great referance to keep at hand.You won't regret spending the money to purchase this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2010
I bought the book because of an embarrassing lack of knowledge of the significance of bouys. So I've bought the book and I'm still at the stage of dipping rather than reading the book from cover to cover. However I find the text easy to read and understand although finding my way around the book is slightly difficult.
The topics are dealt with by an explanation followed by illustrated examples from around the world.
The historical bits in the introduction are excellent reading and the problems of projecting round shapes onto a flat surface are particularly good. I'll get stuck into the rest of it shortly and it will be a very useful reference book.
Buy and enjoy. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2010
This is just what you need whether it is the first publication you have ever read on the subject or you require a refresher course. Top Marks.
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on 29 January 2013
A good lesson in this book that might possibly have saved the Costa Concordia.
With the extreme accuracy of modern GPS systems it is sometimes tempting to go close to various types of marine hazards. However the charts , even those used for navigation systems, are not always so recently surveyed and their accuracy might not match those of your boats systems.
It so well presented interesting book packed with useful information and items of general interst
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2011
Good quality and value for money.Item was as described in the review. Ideal book for beginners in this subject.Arrived promptly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 May 2010
this item was delivered quickly and was very good value for money,explains it all for beginers to seasoned sea men.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2010
Comprehensive and understandable. Good reference book to keep with you aboard and bone up on when at home.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2011
I was very disappointed with this book. I wanted to know how to read charts and whilst the history of charts is interesting (the first section of the book) it was not what I was looking for. I found it verbose and difficult to follow as explanations were inconcise with too much background information attached to them which I found confusing. I have consigned it to the shelf to maybe use as a reference book or to read in the future.
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