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- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95
The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. This revolutionary new battleship was in a league of her own, capable of taking on any two "pre-dreadnought" battleships in a straight fight. A naval arms race followed between Britain and Germany, as both countries hurriedly built a fleet of these powerful new warships. This... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95
Safety and Security at Sea is concerned with the safe operation of ships and consequently with preventing errors and oversights. This book contributes to safety where it is most effective - right at the site of work, on board the ship itself. It is here, indisputably, that it will prevent accidents and save lives. It translates theory into practice... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 30.00
The passenger steamers of the Canada Steamship Lines were known as the Great White Fleet. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company?s inception, and its network of routes was awesome. Nearly half a century after the last passenger boats sailed, this book will provide a window into a wonderful lost way of life. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
This is the story of how, from modest beginnings, Britain rose throughout the 19th century to become the greatest shipbuilding nation in the world. It begins with the age of sail, then moves on to the days of iron-hulled steamers. It shows how conflicts arose between the traditional shipwrights and the new men who came from the metal industries, leading... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 21.83
At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. With a story driven by hazardous and extraordinary sea voyages and a cast that includes... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available
A captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
As the United States began its campaign against numerous Japanese-held islands in the Pacific, Japanese tactics required them to develop new weapons and strategies. One of the most crucial to the island assaults was a new group of amphibious gunboats that could deliver heavy fire close in to shore as American forces landed. These gunboats were also... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
Piratical attacks have become more frequent, violent, costly and increasingly threaten to undermine order in the international system. Much attention has focused on Somalia, but piracy is a problem worldwide. Recent coordination efforts among states in South East Asia appear to have helped in the area, but elsewhere piracy has expanded. Interestingly,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 26.99
The worst maritime disaster ever occurred during World War II, when more than 9,000 German civilians drowned. It went unreported. January 1945: The outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red... more...