From Library Journal
Physicist, author of books on marine navigation, and columnist, Burch is primarily concerned here with coastal and sheltered water situations. Although basic chart reading, reckoning, and compass use are similar for all marine craft, kayaks are especially likely to be in shallow waters, limited in speed and visibility, subject to currents and wind, and without technological gear. The author emphasizes safety and enjoyment for new paddlers through compass use, dead reckoning, current crossing, and planning. Among the many books on navigation, this one's value lies in making the complex clear. Methods for finding distance off, figuring passage time, judging currents, etc., are clearly demonstrated and well illustrated by an experienced paddler. Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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From the Author
Also from David Burch:
Celestial Navigation - A Complete Home Study Course
Radar For Mariners
The Barometer Handbook
How to use Plastic Sextants - with application to metal sextants and a review of sextant piloting
The Star Finder Book - A guide to the many uses of the 2102-D Star Finder
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