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  • Technology and Safety of Marine Systemsby J. Wang; Alan Pillay

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 155.00

    Traditionally society has regulated hazardous industries by detailed references to engineering codes, standards and hardware requirements. These days a risk-based approach is adopted. Risk analysis involves identifying hazards, categorizing the risks, and providing the necessary decision support to determine the necessary arrangements and measures... more...

  • Human Factors in the Maritime Domainby Michelle Grech; Tim Horberry; Thomas Koester

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 96.95

    The piecemeal fashion in which human factors research has been conducted in the maritime domain makes information retrieval available only by scanning through numerous research journals and conference papers. Bringing together human factors information from this and other domains, Human Factors in the Maritime Domain integrates a common body of knowledge... more...

  • The Maritime Dimension of International Securityby Peter Chalk

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    The vast size and highly unregulated nature of the world’s waterways have. made the maritime environment an increasingly attractive theater for. perpetrators of transnational violence. Piracy and sea-borne terrorism have. been on the rise since 2000. While the United States has spearheaded several. important initiatives to improve maritime security,... more...

  • Blue Nose Masterby Ernest K. Hartling; Jo Kranz

    Dundurn 1989; US$ 14.99

    Captain Ernest Hartling, born in Spanish Ship Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1906, takes us on a voyage through a life crammed with adventure, colour, and excitement. more...

  • Freshwater Heritageby Don Bamford; Maurice Smith

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 34.95

    Beginning with the first sailboat on the lakes through the naval battles of the War of 1812 to the demise of commercial sail, Don Bamford combines his lifelong passion for sailing with his love of history to create this richly illustrated history of sail on the Great Lakes ? a first ever comprehensive account. more...

  • The Voyage of the Rose Cityby John Moynihan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    A gripping, beautifully told story of a young man?s coming-of-age at sea   When John Moynihan decided to ship out in the Merchant Marine during the summer of his junior year at Wesleyan University, his father, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was not enthusiastic: As a young man, before joining the U.S. Navy, Pat Moynihan had worked the New York... more...

  • The Way of a Shipby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    From the author of Godforsaken Sea -- a #1 bestseller in Canada and ?one of the best books ever written about sailing? ( Time magazine) -- comes a magnificent re-creation of a square-rigger voyage round Cape Horn at the end of the 19th century. In The Way of a Ship , Derek Lundy places his seafaring great-great uncle, Benjamin Lundy, on board... more...

  • Lighthouses - A Spotter's Guideby Michael Rhein

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 17.49

    Standing as a beacon of hope to mariners approaching safe harbor or confronting the awesome challenge of the storm-tossed ocean, the lighthouse is not just a functional aid to navigation but an inspiring symbol. Little wonder that lighthouse-spotting is an activity that has caught the imagination of so many of us today. This comprehensive volume will... more...

  • Sunset on the Clydeby Duncan Graham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort... more...

  • Stargazingby Peter Hill

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 12.49

    When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Hill was nineteen, it was 1973 and, with his head fed by Vietnam,... more...