Written by an engineer-sailor-oceanographer, this book explains the ocean as an operating environment, how boats and ships behave in this environment, and what to do to make any voyage safer and more pleasurable. Beginning with the ocean's origin, the author describes its geography, circulation, climate, and meteorology. From waves and breakers he takes us through ship dynamics to strategies for heavy weather seamanship and emergency procedures. Oceanography and Seamanship has a place in the master?s research library of every APL containership. This book is an outstanding resource for both the recreational sailor and those in the shipping business who would like to learn more about the behavior of the ocean and the response of the craft that ply it. 1993. 440 pages. Hardcover.