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- Wiley 2012; US$ 15.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 146.95
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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 24.78
The hovercraft was first created in 1959, when Sir Christopher Cockerell came up with a prototype that crossed the English Channel. The SRN1, the first ever hovercraft, is now proudly housed in the Science Museum and this very British invention enjoys an active role in many arenas, from travel, leisure cruising and racing to lifesaving. This detailed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This book covers the general engineering knowledge required by candidates for the Department of Transport's Certificates of Competency in Marine Engineering, Class One and Class Two. The text is updated throughout in this third edition, and new chapters have been added on production of fresh water and on noise and vibration. Reference is also provided... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
Bark, Skin and Cedar is an intelligent and grand exploration of that great Canadian icon -- the canoe. From the graceful birch bark vessels of the Micmac Indians to the wide and sturdy Haida dugouts, from the canvas-covered Chestnut Prospector to the sleek dragon racing boats, the fragile but powerful craft defines our history and our culture in... 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...