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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 164.95
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...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 37.50
This book is essential to every yacht and most large motorboats, which have diesel engines. It will explain how to prevent problems, troubleshoot and repair engines using safe techniques. The definitive manual on diesels – every yacht or motor boat should have one on board Heavily illustrated with approximately 400 colour photographs and diagrams... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 12.99
Tom Perkins had a dream. It wasn't to get rich, acquire power, or marry into fame. As the man most responsible for creating Silicon Valley, he had done all that. His venture-capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, remains the most celebrated money machine since the Medicis. He'd helped found Genentech and fund Google. And in 2006 his resignation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95
This in-depth history of the interior design of ocean liners surveys the transient history of interior design in relation to the development of passenger shipping, from commissioning by the line owners, methods and sources for the original creation of designs through to its construction, use and influence. It is a short-lived branch of architecture... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00
This book charts the development of Islamic ships and boats in the Western Indian Ocean from the seventh to the early sixteenth century with reference to earlier periods. It utilizes mainly Classical and Medieval Arabic literary sources with iconographical evidence and archaeological finds. The interdependence of various trading activities in the region... 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...
- 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...
- 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...