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The Symmetry Of Sailing

Author : Ross Garrett
ISBN : 1574090003
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 82.79 MB
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Why must a boat make leeway in order to sail to windward? How can a helmsman prevent downwind rolling? Why is a sail able to produce a force at right angles to the wind direction? These and many other important questions are addressed by the authors in this detailed study of the motive forces of a yacht.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Physics Of Sailing Explained

Author : Bryon D. Anderson
ISBN : 1574091700
Genre : Science
File Size : 75.70 MB
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Bryon D Anderson is a writer and scientist with a special interest in sail.
Category: Science

Aero Hydrodynamics And The Performance Of Sailing Yachts

Author : Fabio Fossati
ISBN : 9781408113387
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 20.25 MB
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A groundbreaking technical analysis of yacht design based on cutting edge research in the field of aero-hydrodynamics.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Advances In Solar Sailing

Author : Malcolm Macdonald
ISBN : 9783642349072
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 46.8 MB
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This book presents the best contributions of the the Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing Glasgow, 11 – 13 June 2013. It is a rapid snap-shot of the state-of-the art of solar sail technology in 2013 across the globe, capturing flight programs, technology development programs and new technology and application concepts. The book contains contributions from all of the leading figures in the field, including NASA, JAXA, ESA & DLR as well as university and industry experts. It therefore provides a unique reference point for the solar sail technology. The book also includes key contributions from the prospective users of solar sail technology, which will allow the technology to be considered by the user in this unique context.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Boats Of South Asia

Author : Sean Mcgrail
ISBN : 9781134431304
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.60 MB
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This book sets new standards for the documentation of water transport, and introduces styles of boat-building which are unlikely to be found outside the sub-Continent. A fascinating and accessible read for anyone interested in boats or the South Asian way of life, as well as ethnographers, maritime archaeologists and historians, Boats of South Asia covers recent, exhaustive fieldwork in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; and covers a vast array of traditional boats used in the sub-Continent today for fishing and other coastal, riverine tasks.
Category: Social Science

The Symmetry Teacher

Author : Andrei Bitov
ISBN : 9780374712099
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 69.92 MB
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From one of the greatest Russian writers of the past half century comes a metaphysical mystery novel that defies categorization and confounds expectation. Andrei Bitov's The Symmetry Teacher presents itself as the "echo" of an older British novel Bitov once read and had long forgotten. Unable even to recall the name of that novel's author, Bitov reconstructs its literary vision through the fog of memory, creating a group of stories nestled together like a matryoshka doll. In doing so, Bitov evokes the anxieties of the late and post-Soviet decades, confronting urgent questions of conscience and self-deception through an innovative style that revels in paradox and sleight of hand. Unified by the delightfully maddening search for the identity of a writer toiling in obscurity, The Symmetry Teacher takes us through a curious series of episodes: A man meets the devil on a park bench and the devil shows him photographs of the fall of Troy, Shakespeare's legs, and a terrible event that will take place in his future. A young poet fleeing his past is stranded on a windswept island and tormented by a lover and her shape-shifting evil twin. Three friends, unable to become writers, start a literary society where books and manuscripts are neither read nor returned and new members are accepted only if their work is unwritten. A king who reigns over all possible worlds and uses his power to remove stars from the sky turns out to be the compiler of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Writing with impish daring, Bitov crafts an enchanting fiction from interwoven fables. The result challenges the boundaries between life and literature, author and reader, and memory and imagination, exploring the sacrifices that a writer may make out of ardor for his art. Mingling fantasy and satire with moral concern, Bitov is a deserving heir to the tradition of Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Bulgakov. The Symmetry Teacher showcases the work of a postmodern master at the height of his craft.
Category: Fiction

Higgs Force

Author : Nicholas Mee
ISBN : 9780957274617
Genre : Broken symmetry (Physics)
File Size : 48.89 MB
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"Higgs Force tells the incredible story of the most important scientific discovery of the past 50 years. It begins with the ideas of the Greek philosophers over two thousand years ago, and takes us on a journey through many of the most important scientific discoveries in history before bringing us right up to date with the discovery of the Higgs particle in July 2012."--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Broken symmetry (Physics)

Sailing Boats From Around The World

Author : Henry Coleman Folkard
ISBN : 9780486311340
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 22.70 MB
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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.
Category: Transportation