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- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 18.99
Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Within Europe' builds on Professor Seán McGrail's 2006 volume 'Ancient Boats and Ships' by delving deeper into the construction and use of boats and ships between the stone age and AD1500 in order to provide up to date information. Regions covered will include the Mediterranean and Atlantic... more...
- Dundurn 2015; US$ 1.50
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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99
Motoring journalist Ashley Hollebone reveals for the first time the full story behind the hovercraft, a wonderful British invention that was created in a back shed from a rusty food tin and an old hair dryer ? simple yet remarkable! Christopher Cockerell?s 1950s invention has found a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, from cross-Channel ferries... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99
On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board; the vessel was bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4 a.m. there was a tremendous impact as the ship ran on to rocks at Saltwick Nab, a mile south of Whitby. Rohilla was mortally wounded 600... 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...
- 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...