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Navigation. Merchant marine

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  • Freshwater Heritageby Don Bamford; Maurice Smith

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Isles of the Northby Ian Mitchell

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.29

    In the summer of 2002, Mitchell set sail aboard the 30-foot yacht Foggy Dew on a voyage that took him from his home through the Western Isles to Orkney and Shetland and on to the west coast of Norway. Against the backdrop of one of the world's most spectacular coastlines, he sailed up the Nordfjord, down to Bergen, then out to Utsira. more...

  • Going the Distanceby Tim Little

    Momentum Press 2012; US$ 70.00

    From industry newcomers to experienced veterans in the field of process instrumentation, this book offers a comprehensive guide to radar level measurement for solids that is both detailed and approachable. Beginning with a brief history of solids level measurement, the book covers topics such as frequency and performance, installation of radar devices,... more...

  • Safety and Security at Seaby D S Bist

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    Safety and Security at Sea is concerned with the safe operation of ships and consequently with preventing errors and oversights. This book contributes to safety where it is most effective - right at the site of work, on board the ship itself. It is here, indisputably, that it will prevent accidents and save lives. It translates theory into practice... more...

  • Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportationby Adam Weintrit

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95

    The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions,  allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented... more...