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  • Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structuresby Jorgen Amdahl; Sören Ehlers; Bernt Johan Leira

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 166.95

    Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures contains the latest research results and innovations presented at the 6th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures (Trondheim, Norway, 17-19 June 2013). The book comprises contributions made in the field of numerical and analytical analysis of collision... more...

  • A History of Seafaring in the Classical World (Routledge Revivals)by Fik Meijer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    A History of Seafaring in the Classical World , first published in 1986, presents a complete treatment of all aspects of the maritime history of the Classical world, designed for the use of students as well as scholars. Beginning with Crete and Mycenae in the third millennium BC, the author expounds a concise history of seafaring up to the sixth... more...

  • Pilot Cutters Under Sailby Tom Cunliffe

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 27.50

    The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years.

Even in their day they... more...

  • Isles of the Northby Ian Mitchell

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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...

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

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Metal Life Carby George E. Buker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For centuries sailing vessels crept along the coastline, ready to flee ashore in case of danger or trouble; this worked well until weather or poor sailing drove these ships against an unforgiving coast. Saviors and salvors (often the same people) struggled to rescue both humans and cargo, often with results as tragic for them as for the sailors and... more...