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“The art of sailing, maneuvering, and preserving a ship or a boat in all positions and under all reasonable circumstances.” With the addition of the words, “and some unreasonable circumstances, too,” this definition of “seamanship” is as valid today as when the first edition of this book was published in 1983. The aim remains to advise you the sailor on essential gear, skills, and behavior that enhance your pleasure and safety. This edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is an extensive update. Much of the text is new or revised, and there are many new photos. Throughout, the book stresses the skills and attitudes that comprise what the author calls “The Seamanship Ethos.” The first four chapters cover the boat, basic sailing skills, sail trim, and weather, with the first of many “Hands On” sections with their tips. The topics of health including seasickness and on board safety follow, with lessons learned from on-water tests and studies of boating accidents. We look closely at the elements of piloting, navigation, and electronics, including Digital Selective Calling, the U.S. Coast Guard’s emergency communication system. Moving on to the arts of traditional seamanship— anchoring, heavy weather, and emergencies — there is much on modern equipment and skills, again based on experience. The book ends with boat maintenance and the traditions that make sailing the beloved pastime it is. Appendixes include best practices for protecting the marine environment and bringing up children under sail. Book Details: Author: John Rousmaniere Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/7/2014 Pages: 416
True love blooms in this three-dimensional adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Amazing paper structures and classically styled artwork lead readers through a magical tale. Magnificent pop-ups of a life-like Beast, a mysterious castle and a spectacular rose garden make this all-new pop-up masterpiece a must-have for your family's library. Hardcover. 12 pages. Suitable for children ages 4-8.
The first five Mermaid Tales books are available together in a sparkly boxed set! Come along for five undersea adventures, packaged together in a dazzling collectible boxed set! In Trouble at Trident Academy, mergirl Shelly Siren worries and wonders if she can fit in at her new school. In Battle of the Best Friends, Shelly and her best friend, Echo Reef, let mean girl Pearl Swamp's birthday party almost ruin their friendship. In A Whale of a Tale, Kiki Coral has to overcome her giant-size fear of a baby whale. In Danger in the Deep Blue Sea, Pearl Swamp causes big trouble when a shark is sighted in the waters near Trident City. And in The Lost Princess, Shelly discovers she's a princess! Can she play the royal part? Book Details: Author: Debbie Dadey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 2in length x 5.12in width x 7.62in height Weight: 16.8 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/27/2013 Pages: 592 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
This stunning retelling of a phenomenal classic, honor is tested, battles of good over evil are waged, and the importance of family reigns supreme. True to Rudyard Kipling's original story, tree branches literally draw the reader in to this tale of Mowgli the Man Cub exploring the ruins of the Lost City, riding atop thundering elephants, and facing a fierce tiger attack! Suitable for children ages 4 - 8.
The perfect companion to William J. Bennett's number-one bestseller; The Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Virtues is the ideal storybook for parents and children to enjoy together: With selections from The Book of Virtues, from Aesop and Robert Frost to George Washington's life as well as Native American and African folklore, The Children's Book of Virtues brings together timeless stories and poems from around the world. The stories have been chosen especially for a young audience to help parents introduce to their children the essentials of good character: Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility, Work, Self-discipline, Compassion, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty, and Friendship. Lavishly illustrated by the well-known artist Michael Hague, these wonderful stories and the virtues they illustrate come to life on these pages. The Children's Book of Virtues is an enduring treasury of literature and art that will help lead young minds toward what is noble and gentle and fine. Book Details: Author: William J. Bennett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 1.18in length x 0.59in width x 0.62in height Weight: 29.6oz. Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/1995 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.” Book Details: Author: Harvey Penick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/8/2012 Pages: 208
Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders' secrets from today's premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous. Format: Hardcover Pages: 272
Welcome to Minnie's Bow-Tique, a world of fun, fashion, and music! This book and music player feature familiar tunes with special lyrics that bring Minnie's world to life! Following the prompts in the book, children play each of the special songs on the Minnie Mouse music player and can sing along to 20 popular kid songs with the lyrics printed on each page. Songs include "If You're Happy and You Know It," "Do These Bows Hang Low?" and "Bicycle Built for Three." Minnie Mouse fans can carry or clip on the player everywhere they go to hear music while on the move. Author: Reader's Digest Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 11.75in length x 2.3in width x 12in height Weight: 17.28 oz
A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing. A baby's day is full of meaningful moments: Time for cuddles, time for play, time for games, time for a nap, time for dinner, time for a bath, time for bed?and always, always, time for love. This joyous collection of more than fifty original poems and rhymes is divided into sections that celebrate each part of a young child's daily routine. An anthology of new and favorite rhymes accompanied by gentle, evocative illustrations is a perfect gift for showers and a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf. Book Details: Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 10.5in length x 8.5in width x 1.25in height Weight: 22.5 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/5/2013 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Eloise is celebrating her 50th anniversary though she is not a day over six. The original Eloise story & pictures are printed on the front cover, while artist sketches & stories, the author's photos & information are included at the back.;Written by Kay Thompson;Illustrated by Hilary Knight;Hardcover book;111⁄2" X 8";Made in USA;Recommended for ages 6 to 9;Please note: Plush doll sold separately.
Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be;Hardcover;40 pages;8.5" X 11";Recommended for ages 3+;Imported
Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world's largest sloth orphanage. You'll fall in love with bad-boy Mateo, ooh and ahh over baby Biscuit, and want to wrap your arms around champion cuddle buddy Ubu! Author: Lucy Cooke Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 9in length x 0.5in width x 9in height Weight: 16.13 oz
Four stories to read in the book! Four new songs to sing on the CD inside the book! You can enjoy Bed, Bed, Bed anytime and anywhere but it is especially good for bedtime, especially good to read out loud, and it's especially good to share. Book Details: Author: They Might Be Giants Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 7.36in length x 0.55in width x 7.44in height Weight: 11.35oz. Format: Book+CD Publication Date: 10/28/2003 Pages: 48
Based on the latest direct-to-video Barbie movie, this new board book retells the exciting story and comes with a charm necklace for girls to wear. Hailey Barbie and her friend Kristen are two ballet students at a special dance school. Their ballet instructor is always telling Hailey to keep to the routine and to stop changing the dance. But, Hailey loves to make the dance her own. One day, Hailey's dance shoe rips, so she and Kristen go downstairs to the seamstress/cobbler to get her shoes fixed. Madame Katarina gives her a pair of magic dance shoes, which transport the girls to a magical place where Hailey becomes the lead dancer in all the classic ballets. One of the girls is kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen. But with the help of her friend, and by staying true to herself, she dances her way toa bright future. After reading the book, girls can then play pretend with the pretty, collectable bracelet! Author: Justine Fontes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 7.75in length x 0.6in width x 8.75in height Weight: 12.42 oz
A knight-in-training like Mike needs loyal, fun, adventurous friends....and that's just what he has in his best friends Sparkie and Squirt! This board book has sturdy pages that are perfect for Mike's youngest fans. Author: Farrah McDoogle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 7in length x 0.4in width x 7in height Weight: 6.14 oz
There are so many feelings that Baby can have! Little ones can lift the flaps to find Baby experiencing a range of emotions. This gem from Karen Katz is sure to become a favorite among children and parents! Author: Karen Katz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 6.63in length x 0.4in width x 7.38in height Weight: 7.79 oz
The skunk loves punk... The weasel likes to pop... But who loves to rock? Humorous text and colorful illustrations fill the jammin' pages of Baby Loves to Rock! Rife with funny puns and rhymes about a variety of comical animals enjoying different genres of music, this board book is sure to delight music fans of all ages. Author: Wednesday Kirwan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 6in length x 0.8in width x 6in height Weight: 9.9 oz