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THE SCIENCE OF SAILING: Why Boats Float, How They Sail, and Other Mysteries


 : THE SCIENCE OF SAILING: Why Boats Float, How They Sail, and Other Mysteries

Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780071494342
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0071494340
Item Dimensions: 0000
Label: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 208
Publication Date: October 01, 2010
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Studio: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

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This fascinating tour through the magic of sailing will improve your skills while it satisfies your curiosity

By what alchemy do rudder, sail and keel transform air into motion? How does a boat sail into the wind, how mediate between water and wind? How is it that a keel provides “lift” and why is a boat not tipped by the wind? Why do some boats plane while others plow, and for that matter, how does such a contraption float in the first place? The Science of Sailing answers these questions and more.


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