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  • 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...

  • Fire on the Beachby David Wright; David Zoby

    Scribner 2002; US$ 26.00

    FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THIS IS THE TRUE-LIFE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL COAST GUARD AND ONE CREW OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEROES WHO FOUGHT STORMS AND SAVED LIVES OFF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS. Fire on the Beach recovers a lost gem of American history. It tells the story of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, formed in 1871 to assure... more...

  • Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rulesby A. N. Cockcroft; J. N. F. Lameijer

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 95.95

    A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected and expert guide is the classic text for all who need to, practically and legally, understand and comply with the Rules. This sixth edition incorporates all of the amendments to the International... more...

  • Lloyd's MIU Handbook of Maritime Securityby Rupert Herbert-Burns; Sam Bateman; Peter Lehr

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 104.95

    Managing the ever-changing nature and cross-disciplinary challenges of the maritime sector demands a complete understanding of the special characteristics of the maritime space. The complexity of the operations of ships, ports, shipping companies, and naval and coast guard maritime security operations?as well as the economic significance and the inherent... more...

  • Maritime Securityby Michael McNicholas

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 78.95

    The commercial maritime sector is highly vulnerable to theft and piracy, and presents a probable target for a major terrorist attack. The best way to prevent losses is to apply lessons learned in another arena-?the struggle to curb drug smuggling. This effort has shown that successes can be achieved when effective and comprehensive security measures... more...

  • Kursk Downby Clyde Burleson

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 6.99

    The true story of the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000. Hailed as "unsinkable, " the "Kursk" was on maneuvers when mysterious explosions rocked the sub, causing it to sink to the bottom of the sea with its 118-man crew. This in-depth look at the disaster reveals previously unreleased information from family... more...

  • Wilderness Navigation Handbookby Fred Touche

    Touche Publishing 2005; US$ 9.99

    Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation. Beginning with detailed technical descriptions of the tools of navigation—a compass, an altimeter, a GPS system, and a sextant—this handbook shows how to use these tools either individually or in combination... more...

  • Maritime Security in the South China Seaby Shicun Wu; Keyuan Zou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    This book focuses on contemporary maritime security in the South China Sea as well as its connected sea area, the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. It examines security issues concerning the safety of navigation, crackdown on transnational crimes including sea piracy and maritime terrorism, and conflict prevention and resolution. It also covers non-traditional... more...

  • The Hard Way Aroundby Geoffrey Wolff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history?s most legendary icons of adventure. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia by signing on as an ordinary seaman to a merchant ship bound for Dublin. Despite having only a third-grade education, Slocum rose through the... more...

  • Black Sailorsby Martha Putney

    ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 101.95

    This is the first book to document thoroughly the lifestyle and collective experience of the many thousands of black sailors during this time period. Numerous illustrations in the form of original charts, tables, crew lists, and customs records support the text. In a penetrating study, the author unveils the enormous contribution made prior to the... more...