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- Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99
Years before railroads arrived, the Canadian West was opened up by an unlikely breed of ship: steamboats plying Prairie waterways. Their aboriginal pilots, experts at reading the tricky waterways, called the ships ?fire canoes.? By day they chased freight contracts, but at night they introduced the Edwardian Prairies to pleasure cruises. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Located in the heart of London?s East End the Thames Ironworks might be described as characteristic of the industrial and social landscape of the Victorian era. This successful enterprise, under the respected Hills family, undertook projects in civil engineering, electrical engineering, shipping and motoring. But as well as providing employment, the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99
In this volume Professor Seán McGrail introduces the reader to a relatively new branch of Archaeology - the study of water transport - how early rafts, boats and ships were built and used. Concepts, such as boatbuilding traditions, ship stability and navigation without instruments, are first described. Archaeological research is then discussed,... more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2015; US$ 13.50
The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage,... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2012; Not Available
In 2001, while vacationing on Panama?s Pacific coast, maritime archaeologist James P. Delgado came upon the hulk of a mysterious iron vessel, revealed by the ebbing tides in a small cove at Isla San Telmo. Local inquiries proved inconclusive: the wreck was described as everything from a sunken Japanese "suicide" submarine from World War II to a poison-laden... more...
- CRC Press 2002; US$ 309.00
The oceans are a hostile environment, and gathering information on deep-sea life and the seabed is incredibly difficult. Autonomous underwater vehicles are robot submarines that are revolutionizing the way in which researchers and industry obtain data. Advances in technology have resulted in capable vehicles that have made new discoveries on how the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95
This book aims to discredit the myth that has the `unique cultural traits' of the Japanese as the key to the country's success, arguing that the more realisable foundation of long-term investment in training and research is responsible. The book looks at the development of Japan in the pre-War period. Yukiko Fukusaku sees the achievements of this period... more...
- CRC Press 2000; US$ 172.95
Compiled with the help of an internationally acclaimed panel of experts, the Ocean Engineering Handbook is the most complete reference available for professionals. It offers you comprehensive coverage of important areas of the theory and practice of oceanic/coastal engineering and technology. This well organized text includes five major sections:... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 76.95
Understanding ship stability is critical for all maritime students or professionals who are studying for a deck or engineering certificate of competency, or seeking promotion to a higher rank within any branch of the merchant marine or Navy. The sixth edition of the now classic 'Ship Stability' provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of... more...
- Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 49.95
Ship Design and Performance for Masters and Mates is a quick to use, comprehensive reference that brings the key information needed to understand ship design and performance at your fingertips. The book covers all key aspects of ship design and performance, supplemented by exam revision one-liners. It does not assume detailed theoretical knowledge,... more...