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- Atria Books 2002; Not Available
On a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1,700 people died in the tragedy. But the Andrea Doria is still taking... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 17.95
This epic World War II saga follows the USS Squalus and Sculpin as they play out their dramatic destinies in the Pacific. The author, a seasoned journalist, re-creates their entire perilous journey. The Squalus sank during a test dive in 1939, but thirty-three trapped crewmen were saved thanks to the revolutionary use of the McCann diving bell. The... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 18.95
In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the... more...
- Penguin Group Inc. 2007; US$ 17.00
In this widely praised history of an infamous institution, award-winning scholar Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95
The Seamanship Primer is a complete study and revision guide, based on the international Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping, for cadet and serving crew in the merchant marine sector. It is the ideal study package for anyone preparing for the oral assessment taken by every marine professional to acquire a Deck Certificate of Competency... more...
- F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99
Which novel predicted the disaster a whole 14 years before Titanic's maiden voyage? Who photographed Titanic's nemesis - the iceberg? What were the last words and deeds of Titanic's Captain? How did a bottle of whisky save one of the crew? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the doomed ship in this absorbing collection... more...
- HarperCollins US 2001; US$ 11.95
Download Free Excerpt for Microsoft Reader PerfectBound Special Feature! Read the author, Rob Mundle's summary of the coroner's report and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia investigation into the tragedy. The Sydney to Hobart yacht race has become established as one of the world's major sporting events. The race in 1998 became one... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 97.95
Shipping and marine transportation is a highly regulated global industry. With heightened public awareness of the environmental and human cost of marine accidents, and tighter legislation from governments and international bodies on ships and shipping operations, the safe and efficient operation of ships is a priority for all ship builders, owners... more...