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- Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99
The Titanic For Dummies paints the whole picture of the most famous maritime disaster. It examines the building of the ship, life onboard during its maiden voyage, tragic decisions made that fateful night, the discovery of the wreck, and the many controversies that have emerged in the century since the sinking. Information includes: Theories behind... more...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
Robert Fulton is best known for inventing the first successful steamboat, but that is just one of his many accomplishments. Fulton was an inventor, artist, statesman, mechanic, and engineer who used his artistic skills to sketch his inventions, which he also built. He even designed what would become the submarine. more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11
Which woman made the first solo transatlantic crossing? Who saved thousands of lives with the invention of navigation lights? What is the story behind the invention of the compass? Who was Francis Beaufort and how did he come to devise the Beaufort wind scale, still used to this day? Why did William Petty invent the catamaran (in 1662)? Many of us... more...
- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 27.00
From oar-powered quinqueremes, to steam-powered freighters, to luxury ocean liners such as the Titanic , to aircraft carriers like the Abraham Lincoln , ships have played an integral role in trade, transportation, and war throughout history. Today, ships remain the largest and most expensive moving objects on the planet; engineers and designers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 139.95
Shipboard Propulsion, Power Electronics, and Ocean Energy fills the need for a comprehensive book that covers modern shipboard propulsion and the power electronics and ocean energy technologies that drive it. With a breadth and depth not found in other books, it examines the power electronics systems for ship propulsion and for extracting ocean... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
The technological development of the ship between 1800 and 1914 was dramatic, encompassing the shift from wood and sail to iron, steel and steam. This volume offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the history of the ship in the long nineteenth century. It illustrates the ways in which the material elements of the ship, together with the scientific,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 62.00
This first volume, Fundamental Aspects, provides a rigourous development of theory. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 55.00
This second volume, Practical Considerations, examines how the theory can be used in the design and construction of marine structures. more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 8.74
Learn how to apply the right knot in any situation - secure and strong enough for the job. Such skill can be essential to the safety and enjoyment of leisure pursuits, such as climbing, sailing and fishing. In rescue, life can depend on it. Here Geoffrey Budworth has selected over 100 of the best knots from his lifetime's experience of knots. more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 79.95
Ship Construction is the market leading text for the professional shipbuilding and naval architecture sector. Acting as both a reference on the latest developments in construction techniques, safety and shipyard practice for professionals and a comprehensive text for students of naval architecture, the book covers the complete construction process,... more...