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  MARITIME ESSAYS by Richard Sorokin


No.1 - Water: The Magic & Unique Substance

No.2 - Anchors and Ground Tackle: Discusses the many different anchors used today

No.3 - Boat or Ship -that is the question. A short discussion of nomenclature.

No.4 - Christopher Columbus -A discussion of what he really knew and what he accomplished.

No.5 - Floatation -Why things float.

No.6 - How It Began: Beginning of man's life afloat.

No.7 - Hulls: Discusses the many different types of hulls

No.8 - Maritime Communication: Short history of communications at sea.

No.9 - Marlinspike Seamanship: About the types of different lines there are.

No.10 - Navigation Art or Science? A short history and a list of current aids to navigation.

No.11 - Ropes and Lines. How they are used and named.

No.12 - Weather -What you must know to understand weather.

No.13 - How Planes Fly and Boats Sail Into The Wind -The physics of flying and sailing.

No.14 - Henry the Navigator, Prince of Explorers. A bit of early history of the sea.

No.15 - Our Navy: Why and when it stared.

No.16 - Nautical Charts: What's to be found on the charts.

No.17 - Compass: How it works.

No.18 - Where am I Going ????? -Short history, covers magnetic and gyroscope compasses.

No.19 - Body Temperature: How we deal with our body temperature.

No.20 - What's in a name? Where some knot names come from.

No.21 - Life's Liquid: The importance of water.

No.22 - The Metric System of Measurement History and short explanations.

No 23 Navigation Lines of Latitude and Longitude.

No.24 - Which Way -Getting about on a ship.

No.25 - What's a Knot? History and explanation.

No.26 - Port and Starboard: Source.

No.27 - Is Action Necessary?

No.28 - Rules of the Road: Rules at sea, basics.

No.29 - Reading the Clouds -Names of the clouds.

No.30 - POSH: History of the word.

No.31 - Lookouts & How they report.

No.32 - Sailing Ships -Types.

No.33 - Mechanical Propulsion At Sea.

No.34 - Static Electricity.

No.35 - Rope.

No.36 - The Barometer.

No.37 - How Fast is Fast?

No.38 - Books: Nautical book list and explanation.

No.39 - Chart Projection

No.40 - Tides

No.41 - Body Temperature

No.42 - Boat Building

No.43 - Simple Machines

No.44 - Anchoring

No. 45 - Force

No. 46 - The Greatest Discovery

No. 47 - The Magic Genie

No. 48 - Traffic Signals on the Water

No. 49 - Steering

No. 50 - Sail Boat Racing

No. 51 - Eating at Sea

No. 52 - How Important Are We?

No. 53 - Sightings At Sea

No. 54 - Food and Civilization

No. 55 - History of Government

No. 56 - Energy

No. 57 - Change and Knowledge

No. 58 - Water at Sea






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