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- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 108.95
The hydrostatic approach to ship stability aims to balance idealized ship weight against buoyancy forces. This textbook is a complete guide to understanding ship hydrostatics in ship design and ship performance. Adrian Biran guides readers from first principles through basic and applied hydrostatic and ship stability theory, and introduces contemporary... more...
- McGraw-Hill 2000; US$ 19.95
Nearly nine decades after the event, the sinking of the Titanic continues to command more attention than any other twentieth-century catatrophe. Yet most of what is commonly believed about that fateful night in 1912 is, at best, a body of myth and legend nurtured by the ship's owners and surviving officers and kept alive by generations of authors and... more...
- Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 76.95
The fundamentals of naval architecture are essential knowledge not only for Naval Architects but a wide range of professionals: Ship Designers, Marine Engineers and senior crew (Ship?s Engineers and Commanders). Written by the former Chief Engineer with the Admiralty Research Establishment and past Vice-President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects,... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 189.00
This title is aimed at practising naval engineers who need the latest research in stabilization for their designs; academic control engineers working with stabilization systems; and from academics and students in control or marine engineering looking for up-to-date background or for ideas for academic project work. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 28.00
In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95
Suitable as a training manual and a day-to-day reference, Shiphandling is the comprehensive and up to date guide to the theory and practice of ship handling procedures. Its covers the requirements of all STCW-level marine qualifications, provides expert guidance on all the hardware that marine professionals will make use of in the control and operation... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and McCain barely escaped before a 1,000-pound bomb on his plane exploded, causing a chain reaction with other bombs on surrounding planes. The crew... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99
There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn?t have mattered, since the steamship was chartered only for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds of terrified passengers into... more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 7.99
Only the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Only a writer of Clancy?s magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public. Now, every civilian can enter this top secret world and experience the drama and excitement of... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 179.00
Shows how to design ship hull structures. This book presents the fundamentals, the theory and the application of structural design of hulls. It explains why structural design needs are to be carried out on several levels in order to ensure that correct loading is applied and that local structural behavior in properly understood. more...