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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...

  • 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$ 13.29

    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...

  • Blue Nose Masterby Ernest K. Hartling; Jo Kranz

    Dundurn 1989; US$ 9.99

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...