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  • Handbook for Marine Radio Communication 5Eby Graham Lees; William Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    This new edition explains the GMDSS rules, regulations and procedures. The book contains the regulations drawn from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and it is a useful teaching aid for GMDSS topics thoroughly updated to explain: significant changes in operating procedures to GMDSS, improvements to communication equipment and the new... more...

  • Maritime Security and METby D. Nielsen

    WIT Press 2005; US$ 328.00

    Section 1 presents interim and final reports on several research projects funded by IAMU. Section 2 presents a broad range of academic papers on the theme of maritime Security and MET. These range from the challenges faced by MET institutions worldwide in incorporating the new topic of maritime security into their syllabi, to the economic costs of... more...

  • Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrenceby Normand Lafreniere

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrence outlines the history of lightkeeping in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf from its emergence in 1803 until automation replaced the last lightkeeper in 1988. Fog, hidden reefs, rocks, and sandbars have made the waters of the river and gulf among the most treacherous in the world. In the earliest days of lightkeeping in... more...

  • HMAS Bataan, 1952by Anthony Cooper

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    A unique account of Australia?s involvement in the Korean War, this record tells the story of destroyer HMAS Bataan?s 1952 tour of duty. Written from two contrasting perspectives—namely from a “lower deck? seaman and an “upper deck? commander—this narrative draws on a variety of archival sources, including the ship?s monthly log, a collection of poetry... more...

  • A Time Bomb for Global Tradeby Michael Richardson

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 26.90

    What is being done to counter threats of maritime terrorism and how effective are the safeguards? The author presents evidence that Al-Qaeda aims to disrupt the seaborne trading system, the backbone of the model global economy, and would use a crude nuclear explosive device or radiological bomb to do so if it could obtain one and position it to go... more...

  • Women Lighthouse Keepers of Lake Michiganby Kathy S. Mason

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    This book focuses on the fascinating careers of the women who tended lighthouses on Lake Michigan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores with great acuity how a number of special women gained their lighthouse positions and dealt with unique challenges of their time and place. more...

  • American-Built Packets and Freighters of the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 95.00

    Up and down the Eastern seaboard during the 1850s, American shipyards constructed numerous large wooden merchant sailing vessels that formed the backbone of the commercial shipping industry. This comprehensive volume appraises in minute detail the construction of these ships, outlining basic design criteria and enumerating and examining every plank... more...

  • Lighthouses & Keepersby Dennis L. Noble

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures of the maritime world, these lonely sentinels by the sea have long been the subject of paintings and photographs. Today they continue... more...

  • Tools of Navigationby Rachel Dickinson

    Nomad Press 2005; US$ 13.95

    Children will learn all about inventions: their inventors, the way they changed history, and their evolution over centuries, through the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series.   Travel through the past and into the future to explore the history of human navigation, from the crude maps of early explorers to the satellite-based... more...

  • Cargo Workby David House

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 72.95

    Previously published as Kemp & Young's Cargo Work , this new edition has been fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect unit load containerised systems that are now used in the majority of cargo shipping, while retaining the necessary detail on transporting key classes of cargoes safely, efficiently and profitably. This is an essential... more...