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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
Everyone knows the story of the Titanic , but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn't even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three hundred years. The twentieth century was the age of the great ocean vessels, capable of carrying thousands of passengers, but it also became the age of unprecedented losses at sea.... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
From the acclaimed teller of such classic yarns as A STEADY TRADE, THE INCREDIBLE VOYAGE, and HEART OF OAK, ENCOUNTERS OF A WAYWARD SAILOR is wonderful collection of true stories from one of the great storytellers of the sea. Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Tristan Jones uses his acute powers of observation and his gift with for telling... more...
- Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00
Villains of All Nations explores the 'Golden Age' of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
In the past decade, the incidence of maritime piracy has exploded. The first three months of 2011 were the worst ever, with 18 ships hijacked, 344 crew taken hostage, and 7 crew members murdered. The four Americans on board the sailing vessel Quest were shot at point-blank range. The economic costs are also staggering, reaching $7 to $12 billion... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32
A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels,... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Trends (WHATT) This special issue explores the views of practitioners and educators on current human resource issues. Six of the articles are based on WHATTroundtable discussions held during 2004 in five locations: the USA, Scotland, Portugal, Barbados and China.Previously published in: International Journal of Contemporary... more...
- CABI 2006; US$ 170.00
This book explores the theory, issues, impacts and management considerations surrounding the growing industry of cruise tourism. It begins by giving an overview of the cruise industry, followed by chapters focusing on the increasing demand for cruising. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95
Two years before the mast were but an episode in the life of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; yet the narrative in which he details the experiences of that period is, perhaps, his chief claim to a wide remembrance. His services in other than literary fields occupied the greater part of his life, but they brought him comparatively small recognition and many... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 7.39
If you're one of the more than five million people who will go on a cruise vacation this year, you may be wondering how to choose between the many cruise lines, ships, and destinations that are available. You may be looking for a cruise geared towards adults, one where both you and the grandkids can have fun, or a cruise on which singles are catered... more...
- Gabler Verlag 2009; US$ 87.09
Scale is a central theme of the cruise industry. Excessive scale in the ocean liner business gave rise to the birth of cruising in the 1960s. Air travel had gradually replaced ocean travel, and the ships built for scheduled passenger services were put to other uses, such as leisure cruises. For the cruise lines, the achievement of cost-saving scale... more...